salmon

Friday marks beginning of snagging on parts of Spit

Friday marks beginning of snagging on parts of Spit

Last Saturday during the incoming tide, I decided to take on a unique challenge by attempting to simultaneously scrutinize two events at the Fishing Hole… Continue reading

Friday marks beginning of snagging on parts of Spit
Scientist, author and musician David Montgomery plays at Cook Inletkeeper’s Splash Bash on July 31.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Scientist, author focuses on salmon at Inletkeeper’s annual Splash Bash

Not every scientist starts out a talk playing guitar, but David Montgomery, the speaker at Cook Inletkeeper’s 17th annual Splash Bash on July 31, isn’t… Continue reading

Scientist, author and musician David Montgomery plays at Cook Inletkeeper’s Splash Bash on July 31.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Salmon sculptures spout fire at last year’s Salmonstock in Ninilchik. The music festival celebrating wild salmon runs Friday-Sunday. For ticket information, see salmonstock.org.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

If you’ve been seeing coworkers and friends walking around bleary eyed and in a daze, no, they haven’t been attacked by zombies. Considering we’re at… Continue reading

Salmon sculptures spout fire at last year’s Salmonstock in Ninilchik. The music festival celebrating wild salmon runs Friday-Sunday. For ticket information, see salmonstock.org.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

‘Splash Bash’ celebrates clean water, healthy salmon

Author and scientist Dr. David Montgomery will speak at Cook Inletkeeper’s 17th annual “Splash Bash,” a free, public event with food, music and information celebrating… Continue reading

A gull intrudes at the Buttwhacker cleaning table.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Gulls descend on cleaning tables

Cries of “fish on” and the splash of jumping silver salmon are welcome signs that after years of no activity, the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon… Continue reading

A gull intrudes at the Buttwhacker cleaning table.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Anglers rim the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon this week in hopes of catching a silver salmon. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Fishing superstitions no laughing matter when success counts

My wife and I relearned a lesson over the last week and it wasn’t pretty. Since The Fishing Hole has been handing out silver liked… Continue reading

Anglers rim the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon this week in hopes of catching a silver salmon. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Judge rules controversial setnet ban ballot initiative allowable

ANCHORAGE — Voters could be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made July 23. The… Continue reading

Good ol’ days back at Fishing Hole

Good ol’ days back at Fishing Hole

If you haven’t visited The Fishing Hole lately, there’s only one way to describe it. It’s a “Back to the Future” scenario with silvers performing… Continue reading

Good ol’ days back at Fishing Hole

Judge rules setnet ban ballot initiative allowable

ANCHORAGE — Voters could to be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made Wednesday. The… Continue reading

Fishermen work the incoming tide on Thursday afternoon at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Good ol’ days back at Fishing Hole

If you haven’t visited The Fishing Hole lately, there’s only one way to describe it. It’s a “Back to the Future” scenario with silvers performing… Continue reading

Fishermen work the incoming tide on Thursday afternoon at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Fishing Hole featured in video by chamber of commerce director

Let there be no question: There are salmon in the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, known by locals simply as the Fishing Hole.  After several years… Continue reading

Refuges’ management plans being updated

State committed to open process By: Randy Bates If you want to get someone’s attention, make a sensational statement. If you want even more attention,… Continue reading

If you can’t catch anything, imitate success

If you can’t catch anything, imitate success

Now that the silvers are starting to enter the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, it’s time for some of you to pause and try to figure… Continue reading

If you can’t catch anything, imitate success

Remembering Old Salty

I first met Renn Tolman in the early 1990s on Shuyak Island where I lived and worked as the seasonal ranger. Renn had been hunting… Continue reading

Trooper Reports

July 10 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 37-year-old Anchorage man and a 43-year-old Homer woman personal-use dip netting at Kasilof and cited them for concealing… Continue reading

If you can’t catch anything, imitate success

If you can’t catch anything, imitate success

Now that the silvers are starting to enter the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, it’s time for some of you to pause and try to figure… Continue reading

If you can’t catch anything, imitate success
Catches not spectacular, but anglers enjoy success

Catches not spectacular, but anglers enjoy success

The Fourth of July celebration was enveloped by such a superb three-day weather forecast that northern worker bees were attracted to our area in impressive… Continue reading

Catches not spectacular, but anglers enjoy success

State Trooper Reports

June 28 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a 29-year-old Homer man for failure to store nets more than 75 fathoms long in the Bristol Bay salmon… Continue reading

Judge orders fishing group to pay part of lawsuit costs

A judge ruled June 25 that a commercial fishing group should pay part of the state of Alaska’s legal costs for the lawsuit regarding management… Continue reading

Fishing Hole could use a little help

Fishing Hole could use a little help

Over the weekend, I took notice of a superfluity of rather unseemly comments concerning the conditions at the cleaning tables adjacent to the Homer Spit’s… Continue reading

Fishing Hole could use a little help
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