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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Walking stick proves worth on hillsides
The calendar may claim it’s spring, but on Kodiak the claim always seems to precede the fact by a couple of months. Rather than March, our spring always comes sometime in May. This year is nonetheless an anomaly. We’ve certainly had more than our fair share of rain, but you have to climb high int...
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: The lowly codfish
While I certainly relish the sweet taste of spring’s first halibut, that’s only part of the story. I’m happy with any fresh fish I can get so early in the year! At the top of our list of “alternate” sits the codfish. I know, I know…. Cod can be a royal nuisance when you have your heart set on kin...
Mar 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Spring tackle boxes
A few weeks ago I wrote about problems with reels that have stored all winter without maintenance. I managed to service all my reels but two before storing them, and I paid the price with the neglected pair. Corrosion, rust and failed lubricants work together to shorten the lifespan of even the m...
Mar 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Last chance for rabbits
The season for snowshoe hares may never close on Kodiak and there may be no bag limit, but in fact there’s a practical limit to when you hunt them. Somewhere around the middle of April their breeding season starts and is in high gear by May. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the arrival of the fir...
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting started for halibut
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the taste of fresh halibut. Sweet, succulent, perhaps even faintly nutty. It’s hard to beat that first bite of the first fresh halibut of the year. Frozen halibut is terrific, and in fact it’s notable because it stands up so well to long term storage. But ...
Feb 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Get ready for fishing
My eyes were really opened in January. We were fortunate enough to be invited for three weeks of fishing in Florida, and of course we accepted. The first few days were devoted exclusively to fly fishing, but my awakening came on the day I was handed a spinning rod for tossing jigs. It was a very ...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: We live in rain country
Kodiak is wet. That isn’t news to anyone who has lived here even a little while, but the details might surprise even the crusty among us. Before writing this week’s column I went online to dig through the weather statistics for 2014, and I learned a few things that surprised even me. Kodiak’s ave...
Feb 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Planning and dreaming for spring fishing
This could be an exciting year for fishing. Sure we can anticipate more great fishing in the months to come. But I’m talking about the continuing evolution in tackle and fishing methods for Kodiak. Each year I spend the long winter months reflecting on the past season and lessons learned. But I a...
Jan 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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