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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting ducks perfect winter activity
The first week of October stirs me deeply. Foul weather has slowed my fishing, even as it brings more and more ducks to Kodiak. And of course, Kodiak’s waterfowl season opens at 8 a.m. next Monday. Any opening day is special, but the start of waterfowl season has been a standout all my life. Sure...
Oct 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Deer season heating up
October is deer season on the Kodiak road system. The season actually opened way back on Aug. 1, but most of us are just too busy with fish to wander into the woods for deer. There’s also the question of hunting conditions. Until now, the brush has been thick and the bugs bad, but with the cool w...
Sep 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Silver salmon find comfort in hiding from anglers
The opening of the upper rivers to silver salmon fishing on Sept. 16 is a hallmark for many anglers. All those silvers that slipped into the previously closed sections are suddenly accessible. I’m a devoted fan of silver fishing in rivers, but I tend to avoid the rush on opening day. The attracti...
Sep 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: A mooch better choice than crowded hotspot
Boy, what a snarl of boats these days in the popular salmon trolling locations! Boats weaving in and out in close quarters, tangled lines, frayed tempers, and even a little yelling and name calling now and then. Not for this kid! Holy cow, if I had to do that to catch ocean salmon, I’d switch to ...
Aug 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Searching for the first silver salmon
I’m not alone in searching for my first silver salmon of the year. While I have been encouraged by offshore catches, I’ve been concerned all summer that the run would be late into their home rivers like our other salmon runs. I’m happy to report that my worries are over. Silvers are starting to a...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Ptarmigan hunting is enjoyable
My favorite hunting season opened last week without me. I suspect I’m not the only enthusiast who let it slip by. I’m talking about ptarmigan season, of course. It’s without a doubt some of the most enjoyable hunting imaginable, yet the season opens without fanfare. I think that’s because so many...
Aug 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Backup plans for fishing
Let’s face it. There are days when fish are simply hard to catch. And that seems especially true this summer with the cold water in the ocean. Even so, there are also days when you really need to catch fish. When you have kids or visitors on your boat the pressure to produce on slow days can seem...
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trout and nothing but on rivers upstream
Salmon fever is in full swing on Kodiak. The crowds of anglers on beaches and rivers confirm it. But come Aug. 1 when the upper rivers close to salmon fishing, salmon fever is going to be even more apparent. River anglers will be moved to the lower stretches and beaches until mid-September, even ...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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