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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Tired of silvers? Try taking aim at Dollies
I went for a drive last weekend to enjoy a break in the rain and to see what was happening on the rivers. I came across only one spot with anglers, understandably attracted by great silver fishing. It was a fine day without wind or rain, so I walked upstream on two rivers. In an hour of walking I...
Oct 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Get stuck in a rut: deer on road system
October is prime time for deer on the road system. The bucks are in top condition before the onset of the rut, and their bodies wallow with fat. They’re also getting a little restless, moving around to locate the concentrations of does even if they’re not quite ready to join them. Most Kodiak hun...
Oct 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Late silvers
The crowds of silver salmon anglers have thinned noticeably, even as numbers of fish mount daily. You might already have put your gear away, but those are very good reasons to retrieve it from storage. This has been a really odd year for silvers, between the low water, small fish size, and large ...
Oct 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Duck hunt lets you change your game
The 2015 waterfowl season opens on Oct. 8, a little more than a week from now. In years past it was reasonably easy to forecast results with some accuracy. Conditions and bird numbers were so stable from one year to the next, you could be fairly certain what to expect as the sun slowly rose in th...
Sep 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fall dollies
Silver season is in full swing now, and with it comes visitor season. Between locals and visitors there can be lots of people on the water. I’m not much of a crowd fisherman, so I usually take a break from silvers about now, waiting until after the rush to resume my efforts. Do I stop fishing now...
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Last ditch halibut
As September leaks away to become October, and important question should be occurring to you. How’s my halibut supply? Halibut fishing was tough this summer. Fish were scarce and most were small, even when you could find them. Lots of households ended up with less in the freezer than usual, even ...
Sep 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Deer in tough weather
When I say “tough weather” you might picture the kinds of conditions that make people uncomfortable. Wind, rain, cold, and more. Deer certainly are affected by weather, but not the same weather in the same way as we are. Knowing the difference can yield big dividends when putting venison on freez...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Fly fishing for silvers — offshore
The incredible offshore silver salmon isn’t news to anyone with a boat. It promises great fishing onshore in the very near future. Offshore fishing is so good, in fact, that you can catch all the fish you want in short order, leaving the rest of the day in need of excitement. In fact, the silver ...
Aug 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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