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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Turn your freezer stock into something for the table
This is an exciting time of year as fishing improves and freezer shelves start filling with winter treats. Meanwhile, we also can enjoy fresh fish as often as we want! But there comes a point when freezers fall into disarray as each new batch of fish is added to the one before it. At some point y...
Jul 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Camping Kodiak style
With the approach of Independence Day and the recent warm weather, more than a few families have camping on their calendars. Have you looked at the weather forecast? If you like what you see out your window right now, you’re all set. But if the prospects of wind and wet have you reconsidering you...
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting a jump on pinks
I was cautiously steering our boat past a kelp bed, watching for the long brown streamers to loom suddenly beneath the surface as we trolled for king salmon. It’s a bit like playing bumper cars with your boat as you maneuver close enough to attract a king while staying out just far enough to avoi...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Zeroing in on halibut takes a little longer this year
From everything I hear, we’re not the only ones finding the halibut fishing pretty slow. There seem to be even fewer halibut than last year, which was down considerably from the year before. We’re managing to get halibut in spite of the slower fishing, but we’re using different tactics than ever ...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Salmon on hand, but deer on the mind
Deer season doesn’t open until August 1, so why think about it and begin your preparation now? That’s actually the point. Deer season is less than two months away, and with the challenging hunting we’re likely to encounter, you want to begin your preparation today. The last few winters have been ...
Jun 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Finding fun in Kodiak’s least-popular sport fishery
Which sport fishery is the least popular on Kodiak Island? Walk down to any beach on the road system today, and the answer is waiting. I’m betting you won’t meet a single angler. June is the peak for catching Dolly Varden trout in the ocean, yet almost no one bothers. Avid anglers fished for them...
Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fighting the crowds for red salmon
I declare that spring has arrived! We have fresh king salmon in the freezer, and at any moment red salmon should start ascending Kodiak rivers. Red salmon, or sockeye as they they’re more widely known, are cause for celebration on Kodiak. They’re the first salmon of the year for shorebound angler...
May 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fresh fish on the table
We dropped into a favorite restaurant for dinner last night, and their special was fresh halibut. Now I remember! Frozen halibut that’s been carefully packaged is excellent, but fresh is even better. That’s true for most fish. You can have dandy eating from the freezer, but it can be so much swee...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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