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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Catching the first pink salmon
Warm sunny days are made for lolling on beaches. And pink salmon fishing! Pink salmon in June? Absolutely. And with other salmon species arriving early, I expect you can find at least a few pink salmon right now. It’s been our family tradition to catch pink salmon for our daughter’s birthday on J...
Jun 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: When is it time for a new rod?
Is it time for new fishing rods in your collection? I thought we were pretty well set up until this last winter when we fished in Florida. Did I ever learn a thing or two! As you might guess, we have a whole lot of fishing rods. Some are almost as old as I am, and we still use them. You might say...
Jun 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Dolly Varden in the ocean
Recent days have felt like summer. In fact, this is the first time in years our lawn has required mowing in May. But surely I don’t have to resort to the lawnmower just yet. It’s time for my favorite activity on lazy summer days, even if it’s not really summer quite yet. Kodiak’s shoreline now te...
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Tune up your trolling
King salmon fishing is hot right now. Just look at the entries in the 2015 KACO king salmon derby! http://www.kodiakaco.com/derbyentry.html Three weeks into the contest the array of smiling anglers is already larger than last year, and the docks echo with rueful accounts of those who fish without...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: In search of red salmon
In a matter of days good numbers of sockeye or red salmon will appear in Kodiak rivers. Once the runs arrive in force, you may need to bring your own rock to stand on in the most popular fishing spots. There might or might not be a few reds in rivers right now, so finding them will be difficult a...
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Try these tricks for luring year’s first Dolly Varden
Fishing for Dolly Varden is a rite of spring for Kodiak anglers. Days lengthen noticeably in May and the air warms. The rivers fill with Dollies, and it’s time to start the new fishing season. I wish I could predict the date when the run will start, but it’s highly variable from year to year. Ris...
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Whales and eagles but no bears (oh, my!)
My wife and I had celebrated a small weather break with a stroll along the top of sea cliffs after dinner. Looking down below us we noticed three sea otters alongside a reef. That wasn’t unusual, because we see them feeding there on almost every visit. But this time they were absolutely still, no...
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear Chronicles 2015: Old bruin knows dinner bell, good manners
November 2005 was notable for early, heavy snow and generally lousy weather on the southeast end of Kodiak Island. Snow drifts were over knee deep in places and drifts on the lee side of the prevailing northwest winds were too deep to gauge. We had a group of four veterinarians from Arizona, New ...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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