Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Spring snow teaches us to be prepared when hiking
A glance out the window revealed a scattering of low dark clouds beneath a higher gray layer. The brush was moving a little and there was a light chop on the water. In the corner of the window the thermometer reported 34 degrees. Hmmph … Not too bad on the Kodiak weather scale. Time for a quick w...
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Outdoor Kodiak: Trout in lakes
Are you anxious for cooperative fish but having no luck with Dolly Varden? Since your trout tackle is tuned and handy, why not try for rainbow trout stocked in road system lakes by ADF&G? Let’s get one thing straight before you write off “stockers.” The rainbows in local lakes are like no other s...
Apr 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Outdoor Kodiak: Is that halibut mushy?
Have you ever heard of “mushy” halibut? More importantly, have you ever caught them? I had been reading and hearing about mushy halibut for a number of years, especially in reports from around Seward and Homer. Frankly I wondered what all the fuss was about. Then, year before last, I caught one l...
Apr 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Outdoor Kodiak: Desperately seeking Dollies
I get serious about Dolly Varden in April. Sure, the bulk of the run won’t hit the rivers until May, but open water on local lakes promises hot action when you can find the fish. And even in April, when conditions are just right, you can find a few in the rivers. As lake water warms and ice retre...
Apr 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Outdoor Kodiak: First king salmon of the year
Am I the only angler anxious for the first king salmon of 2013? I sincerely doubt it! This might seem early for thoughts of king salmon, but in fact I have no doubt they’re out there waiting. It’s more a matter of waiting for cooperative weather than waiting for the king salmon to arrive. But if ...
Mar 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Outdoor Kodiak: Snowshoe hare for dinner
We eat a lot of rabbit. While it doesn’t completely replace chicken or turkey in our diets, it certainly accounts for more meals than chicken and turkey combined. There seems to be divide between folks who eat rabbit and those who don’t. If it was a part of your family cuisine while you were grow...
Mar 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Outdoor Kodiak: Late season rabbits
My rabbit hunting gets really serious in March. There’s no closed season or bag limit on Kodiak, so you could hunt them year-round, but I quit later in April due to the onset of their breeding season. The brush doesn’t thin enough to hunt again until November. Why am I so serious about March hunt...
Mar 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Outdoor Kodiak: Getting a jump on lake fishing
How do you spot the devoted anglers on Kodiak? Check the road system lakes with each warming weather break in March. They might not be catching fish or even fishing, but they’re checking for open water and signs of fish. With the larger fish of summer still a long ways off, even the hope for a tr...
Mar 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category