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Hank Pennington
 
OUTDOOR KODIAK: Not too early to track down Dollies in lakes
A long, warm winter has left the lakes and rivers mostly ice-free. Several folks have asked me when the Dollies will start running into rivers on their way to the sea. I’m betting that’s still close to a month off. The run will start once the water temperatures rise enough to trigger them, but no...
Apr 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fine tuning for more, bigger king salmon
I’m sure everyone who’s trolled for king salmon can relate. Have you ever been on the water with the certainty that kings are lurking, but you simply can’t catch them? Even worse, have you ever fished around other boats who are scoring regularly while you can’t get a hit? I sure have! For most an...
Mar 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Strategic struggle in human against hare
Snowshoe hunting is winding down with the approach of spring. Notice I didn’t say anything about the season closing. In fact, there’s no closed season and no bag limit on snowshoe hares. But there are very good reasons to stop hunting them as the weather warms and the island greens. Snowshoe hare...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Finishing winter with spring in your step
Many of us can measure winter in inches and pounds. Girth added to our waistlines and pounds to the scale. Even if you manage to avoid the winter spread, odds are good that muscle tone and endurance will crash over the winter. However you manage it, now is the time to start reversing the trend. S...
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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The trick to tracking trophy trout revealed
March is a tough month for most of us. The days are promisingly long and cold is less likely. But those big, wet storms keep rolling in to the accompaniment of wind and mud. It’s easy to start feeling trapped indoors, especially when the rare sunny days always seem to fall on weekdays. Longer day...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Beware yellowfin’s telltale black pencil line
A couple of weeks back I wrote about midwinter freezers and I let slip that we eat a whole lot of species. I also referenced halibut alternatives for your freezer in times when halibut are in short supply. As a matter of fact, halibut is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tasty and vers...
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: How a hot mug of joe can stop the shakes
If you think fishing tackle can suffer in storage, reach i\nto your gun rack for your favorite rifle and shoulder it. Hold a while as you peer through the scope. Are things getting shakier than you remember, and sooner? As much as our outdoor gear can suffer from neglect, it’s nothing compared to...
Feb 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Time again for annual State of the Freezer
This is a test. Open the door of your freezer and survey the packages of fish. February is roughly the midpoint between when we put the last fish in our freezers and when we’ll start adding more in spring. Are you half way through the fish you set aside for winter? Now take a closer look. How man...
Feb 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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