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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Are you ready for silver salmon?
The recent pattern of heavy rainfall and swollen rivers couldn’t have been timed any better. Silver salmon have been appearing in good numbers offshore, but the sudden onslaught of sweet freshwater from their home streams has brought many closer to shore. In fact, a few are even nosing upstream i...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: All that fish
After reading last week how much fish we eat, you might be wondering how we manage to do it without burning out on fish entirely. Certainly quality has a lot to do with it. So many of our species are available for only a few weeks and months, and it’s mandatory that you keep it in top shape for t...
Aug 12, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Taking stock
Planning for dinner later in the evening, I opened the freezer to retrieve a pack of halibut. Call out the avalanche rescue dogs! The swinging door was followed by a cascade of slick vacuum packaged fish. Those sliding off the top shelf triggered the next shelf down, which worked its evil ways on...
Aug 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gearing up for your opening day hunt
The buck appeared slowly from the dense willows. First an ear and a horn, then an eye, and finally its head and neck. I had frozen mid-step the instant I saw it, one foot in the air and my balance wavering. We stared at each other for a few moments then I slowly started lowering my foot. That lit...
Jul 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dolly Varden Fun
This is a magic time of year on Kodiak Island. There are so many options for outdoor fun, it can be tough to decide which to choose today, tomorrow or the next day. It’s also easy to overlook some really prime opportunities. Red salmon, pink salmon and king salmon are in rivers, and now silver sa...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aim your sights at pink salmon
You would think that with a freezer brimming with king salmon and red salmon, we would yawn at the pink salmon arriving off our shores. Nothing could be further from the truth! Whether for fishing fun or on the table, we relish pink salmon as much as their larger cousins. Pinks are a blast to cat...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoors Kodiak: Fine-tuning your king trolling
We’re “fortunate” in managing to catch a lot of king salmon from our boat — or at least that’s what we hear from the friends around us who aren’t doing as well. But fortune actually plays only a small part in our catch rate. It has a lot more to do with systematically testing the water and the wa...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deer season is fast upon us
Kodiak’s deer season always surprises newcomers — it opens so early and seems to run forever. But its quirks run deeper than dates on the calendar. The hunt and the conditions are different than almost any other hunting grounds I’ve encountered. I’ve never hunted in any other state with a deer se...
Jul 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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