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Hank Pennington
 
OUTDOOR KODIAK: Fly fishing for silvers — offshore
The incredible offshore silver salmon isn’t news to anyone with a boat. It promises great fishing onshore in the very near future. Offshore fishing is so good, in fact, that you can catch all the fish you want in short order, leaving the rest of the day in need of excitement. In fact, the silver ...
Aug 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: The secret season
Which hunting season is most overlooked? It slips by so quietly, you might even call it Kodiak’s Secret Season. In fact, it opened a week ago, and it even slipped past me. I’m talking about ptarmigan. The season opened August 10, but somehow I had it in my head that it didn’t open until August 20...
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Catching early silver salmon
Will 2015 be remembered as The Year of the Silver Salmon? That’s starting to look like a possibility. The silvers seem to be especially “early” in arriving on the Kodiak road system. I know of good catches from local beaches in the last 10 days of July, the kind of fishing we don’t usually expect...
Aug 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Dry fishing for trout
When it comes to world class fly fishing for trout, most folks picture places like Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and New Zealand. But Kodiak, Alaska? Believe it or not, Kodiak deserves a place right alongside those hallowed trout waters. Our family enjoys a steady stream of visitors each fall who come ...
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Time to get serious about pink salmon
Masses of pink salmon may not crowd river mouths just yet. But their numbers along beaches have grown so much it’s time to get serious about fishing. In fact it’s a good thing the river mouths won’t clog with them for another few weeks. While it’s a treat to see great masses of pink salmon undula...
Jul 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Camping in the rain
How was your Fourth of July weekend? If you were camping, you got a firsthand look at Kodiak’s rainy weather. Camping in the rain is challenging, especially when you mix in a good dose of wind. Season your adventure with energetic young kids, and a rainy day camp can be a little too memorable at ...
Jul 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Zeroing in on halibut
I have to admit that we haven’t spent as much time halibut fishing as we should. King salmon fishing has been too good for us. But so far, the halibut have us really scratching our heads. We haven’t caught one in our usual hotspots. We haven’t caught one while anchored. We haven’t caught one with...
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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