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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Weight adds up toward ptarmigan limit
It happened again! The opening of ptarmigan season slipped right past me. It opened almost two weeks ago on Aug. 10, and my mind was off on pink salmon or some such. And I love to hunt ptarmigan. With the season extending all the way through April 30 and a daily bag limit of 20 birds and a posses...
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Silvers swimming into giant pink gap
An interesting advantage is emerging as the pink salmon are slow to return and their numbers are small. The early silver salmon are easier to catch! I can’t say if there are more silvers arriving early this year. Each year some arrive early right along with the pink salmon, but their numbers are ...
Aug 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Bigger pinks call for bigger tackle
Are you having a hard time finding and catching pink salmon or humpies this year? You’re not alone! A smaller pink salmon run was expected this year, but in all my years on Kodiak, I’ve never seen so few pinks. More have been appearing in the last few days, but so far this year the big roving sch...
Aug 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Deer hunt prospects
We had an incredible time last week. My wife’s cousins visited from another state and they share our enthusiasm for the outdoors. Rain or shine we hiked dozens of miles, drove every inch of road and boated most of Chiniak Bay with frequent stops to explore remote beaches and islands. We even char...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: World-class trout hide among humpies
Aug. 1 is an important day for hunters, because it marks the opening of Kodiak’s deer season. I certainly hunt, but I also fish, and Aug. 1 is a big day on the water, too. Starting then, and for the next six weeks, the upriver sections of most road system rivers close to salmon fishing. For me th...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Changing tactics to keep up with ocean
For most of my 40 years on Kodiak, great halibut fishing was almost a sure thing, with lots of fish and big fish if you wanted them. With the decline in halibut populations throughout their range in recent years, that has all changed. You have to work harder and longer for your halibut, and get a...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Even-year pink numbers down, sizes up
With pink salmon on the final leg of their journey home to Kodiak, it’s high time to start making plans. After last year’s gangbuster season, we have lots to anticipate. Or do we? There’s an odd twitch in the life story of pink salmon that can affect fishermen, whether commercial or sport. Pink s...
Jul 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Brave cold, brush, insects in prep for deer
Newcomers to Kodiak find this hard to believe. Our deer season opens in just three weeks, on Aug. 1. Heck, the opener even sneaks up on old-timers. But it gets better. The season is open somewhere on the island for the following five months, all the way through Dec. 31. Of course, the road system...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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