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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: A little tweaking adds relish to recipes
It’s that time of year again. Fresh fish in the house! We like fish a lot, to the point of eating it five or six days a week. As much as we fish however, we still don’t have fresh fish in the house every day. We enjoy a mix of fresh, fresh frozen, and prepared. We also like leftovers. Our secret ...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Early pink salmon fight harder, taste better
We’ve had exciting times on our recent boat trips. Almost everywhere we’ve traveled, we saw pink salmon jumping. Why get so revved up about pink salmon? Because they can be so much fun. Go after them with tackle to match their small size, and fishing can be about as good as it gets. The best news...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: The weird year that was and could be again
After 40 years of fishing Kodiak’s surrounding waters I know enough about the ocean to anticipate its changes and how they can affect fishing over the course of a summer. I’ve even been able to forecast the timing and location of best fishing much of the time. Or so I thought. Last year was just ...
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Synthetic pepper chemical may beat DEET
It’s amazing how early spring arrived this year. Salmonberries have been blooming since early May, but I can recall past years when I didn’t see the first blossom until June. I almost got lulled by the sights close to home, however. Chores and rain have limited my wandering, but I recently manage...
Jun 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Target Dollies while crowds fish for reds
This is a magical time of year for folks like me who love great fishing but hate crowds. Fish draw crowds like magnets. Or do they? The nice thing about magnets and hot fishing spots, they leave a whole lot of water and fishing opportunities unvisited and overlooked. This time of year, the big ma...
May 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Don’t hang it up if kings don’t take bait
I’ll be the first to acknowledge that the king fishing has been tough so far this spring. The bait just hasn’t arrived in local waters, and most days you have to strain a whole lot of water to find a very few kings. The migrating kings simply aren’t coming within easy reach of town. It’s frustrat...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: On days when downriggers don’t deliver
I’ll date myself and say that the ultimate mooch was Wimpy, the character on Popeye cartoons always on the hunt for a free meal. “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” Are you so young you never heard of Wimpy from the staple cartoon series of the 1960s? I told you I was dated. Anot...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Out for kings? Try getting your lurk on
Ever have one of those days of trolling when king salmon are hard to find? I sure have! Some years the whole season can be a struggle to find kings. Anyone can catch them when they are plentiful, but what about the days, weeks and even seasons when they’re scarce? Last year was one of our best se...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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