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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Dollies get fatter, stronger, more fun in fall
Sept. 16 was a special day. After six weeks of closure, the upper reaches of road system rivers reopened for salmon fishing. Excited anglers marched happily upriver for the best silver salmon fishing of the year. If this is your first year on Kodiak, you’ll discover something even better. After t...
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Seasonal guests in for a smokin’ good time
September is houseguest season for us. Friends and family time their visits to coincide with the arrival of silver salmon while a few halibut are still on hand near shore. Daily routines are largely driven by weather, with nice days split between salmon in rivers and halibut offshore. The scatter...
Sep 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Drifting along through September halibut
Turning the calendar page to September is an important event for Kodiak freezers. It signals the downslide to the end of fishing for the year and time for a serious accounting of what’s in your freezer and what’s not. There’s no sense continuing to line your shelves with salmon if you’ve already ...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Silvers’ rainbow choice depends on light
Labor Day Weekend is the official kickoff of silver salmon season for many Kodiak anglers. While silvers are caught earlier in offshore waters, they usually start to enter most local rivers by our “end of summer” holiday. We certainly have lots to anticipate this year. In recent days silvers have...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 86 86 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 | 84 84 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 | 88 88 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 | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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