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Hank Pennington
 
No need to give up on silver salmon fishing just yet
Silver fishing is over for the year, right? You might think so based on the deserted shores of rivers and lakes, but bright silvers will continue to arrive in smaller and smaller numbers through about Thanksgiving. And “small numbers” is a relative term. In fact, some local rivers have late runs ...
Oct 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opening day for ducks
Last year, I was so wrapped up in silver salmon that I actually missed the opening day of duck season. I won’t miss it this year! Opening day on Kodiak, especially when it lands on a Saturday — as is the case this year — is not what I’d call great duck hunting. There are young birds around for ea...
Oct 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great eats emerge with crossover recipe discoveries
This has been a summer of great company, memorable meals and new dishes from Kodiak waters, gardens and hills. And winter promises more of the same. Some of the creations come from the crevices of our own minds, while others originated in the kitchens and traditions of visitors. Some of the best ...
Sep 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deer stalkers’ days
As September slides into October, deer hunters on Kodiak begin emerging from the angling crowd. And as quickly as anglers disappear from the rivers, the highway turnouts sprout vehicles. I have to admit that while I’m fishing these days, my eyes are wandering up to the ridges around me. Though I’...
Sep 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: When fishing in the rain, use high-water tactics
KODIAK — Did it rain last weekend, or what? Wow. And it really blew out the rivers in the process. Truth be known, big rain is a feature of most silver salmon seasons. You have a couple of choices. Stay home to wait for the rain to quit and the rivers to drop, or put on your rain gear and fish an...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disappearing halibut
Last weekend we chased halibut for four hours, visiting many favorite spots and trying everything from drifting with jigs to anchoring with bait. What few we caught were too small for a meal, much less to stock freezer shelves for winter. I expect halibut to bail from the shallows in September as...
Sep 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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High country deer
It’s easy for deer hunters to become a little overwhelmed by Kodiak’s thick brush and tall grass. You can’t see a thing in the stuff! Many locals wait until October before they start hunting, simply to give the grass a chance to lay down a little and the leaves to start falling from the alders an...
Aug 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to separate silvers from pinks
Can you guess the most common question I’m getting right now? “Where are the silvers, Hank?” That’s right. As August draws toward September, all anglers’ hearts and minds turn to silver salmon. And they’re all anxious to connect. I’m hearing great reports from scattered offshore locations, but ha...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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