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Hank Pennington
 
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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Outdoor Kodiak: Shooting refresher
Do you feel a bit awkward when you use your fishing tackle in spring after a long winter of idleness? I sure do. And the more technical the gear, the more my skills seem to have eroded. If familiar fishing gear can feel so awkward after a break, imagine what your guns are going to feel like come ...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting started for king salmon
The purr of the idling outboard was numbing as we slowly followed the shoreline in search of king salmon. After an hour without a strike on our trailing lines, conversation had died off and we even quit watching our rods. All that changed in an instant when my reel screeched. I looked back in tim...
Apr 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting a jump on dollies
Like so many Kodiak anglers, the annual Dolly Varden run is the true beginning of spring. Sure there are lots of other signs to be found. But the tug of that first Dolly on the end my line is the starting gun for so many months of great fishing to come. But the timing of the Dolly run is really v...
Apr 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Walking off winter
“You’re walking funny!” Huh? My wife was trailing a little behind me and had a good view of my stride. “Yeah, your feet are angled to the outside a little, almost like you’re bowlegged.” I couldn’t see anything like that looking straight down, but with her insight things began to dawn on me. My h...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fresh fish for spring
Wouldn’t really fresh fish taste good about now? We do a great job of caring for our catch each year, assuring the best possible quality all winter long. But in the end, it’s still frozen fish. And when you love fish as much as we do, there is a difference. But it’s still a long ways to summer an...
Mar 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Take advantage of longer days in hunt for hares
Long seasons tend to fall under the radar. You start off with enthusiasm for the renewed opportunity, but slowly other interests take over. The season is still open, but you’ve moved on to other things. And finally, with little fanfare, the season has passed. Consider silver salmon as a prime exa...
Mar 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Clean your freezer
With the promise of warming weather in the not to distant future, it’s time for an important chore. Cleaning your freezer. Do it now. Don’t wait until a glut of fresh fish comes pouring through your door. For us, it’s more than getting rid of old fish to make room for the new. It’s an opportunity...
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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