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Hank Pennington
 
The keys to fishing with kids
We’re entering the most important fishing season of the year for families: Kid season. There’s really no better place than Kodiak for kids to learn how to fish, and no better time than July and August. School is out. The weather is often great. And the waters teem with willing fish! I grew up lov...
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: An early start for pink salmon
With the focus on king salmon over the last month, you’d think most of the questions I hear involve those great brawlers. Not so! Here’s what I’m hearing: “Are you seeing any pink salmon yet, Hank?” It’s quite a jump from 30-pound king salmon to 3-pound pinks, so you have to wonder why folks are ...
Jun 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoors Kodiak: Mooching for salmon
My wife and I had trolled for hours without a hit. We tried the shallow areas we like so much, moved out to around 90 feet like most boats in the area, and hit several depths between. We couldn’t find kings anywhere. On top of that, the tide had turned and we were entering a period that had never...
Jun 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: It's halibut time
My wife and I have been a little distracted by king salmon. Between that and weather days, we simply haven’t put any effort into halibut. But recently we found ourselves on the water with time to kill and no immediate king salmon prospects. It was too nice a day to go home, but we had a couple of...
Jun 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hike to another world at high elevation
May and June are my favorite months for hiking on Kodiak. The weather is warming while the grass and brush are still low. The wildlife viewing can be spectacular as animals move and feed all day following a long winter on short rations. Migratory birds are returning, and especially in June wildfl...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Stormy, cloudy days rock for Dollies
While the Dolly migration might not be at its peak, there are certainly enough fish in rivers to keep you looking for more. I enjoy Dolly fishing that incorporates a bit of a hunt for the fish, rather than finding hordes in every pool and other spot with slow moving water. I’m a lot more entertai...
May 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Reach relaxed reds in saltwater
Is it too soon to start looking for red salmon? Run timing is variable from one year to the next, and I certainly can’t project with any certainty. My solution is to start looking for reds when the calendar page turns to May, with the likelihood of their arrival improving with each passing day. C...
May 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Early bird catches the biggest Dollies
When the calendar page turns to May, it’s time to turn your eye to Kodiak rivers. Any time now the Dolly Varden will begin their migration to the sea from their winter home in lakes. The timing varies a little from one year to the next, but sooner or later their slender silver forms and hungry mo...
Apr 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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