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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Duck season opener
Are you fed up with howling wind? I’ll play weather service and forecast that next Tuesday, Oct. 8, the winds will die and the weather will be perfect. It might happen sooner, but it’s a certainty that the weather will be terrific a week from now. How can I know that? Because Oct. 8 is the openin...
Oct 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting serious about deer
Everyone should be enjoying brawls with silver salmon by now. But each trip out the road reveals more fall colors. Like me, I bet your eyes are scanning for deer all the way out and back home. Before long, the lure of those golden hills will break your regular river appointment. The thought of de...
Sep 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Silver salmon in rivers
The upstream portions of road system rivers open to salmon fishing Sept. 16. The rivers are teeming with silver salmon, and “opening day” is the highlight of the season for many anglers. But there’s a flip side. The best fishing holes may be crowded, and the fishing can deteriorate as quickly as ...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fly fishing for silver salmon
Fly fishing for silver salmon is the high point of the year for my wife and me. We enjoy all the other outdoor activities, but the riot a silver on the end of a fly line tops them all. If you haven’t fly fished before, silver salmon might be a little too much of an introduction. It’s better to st...
Sep 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Going deep for halibut
As September approaches, most anglers are taking stock of their freezers. How much space is left for silver season, and how is the supply of everything else? The sad news is, lots of Kodiak freezers are light on halibut this year. The fish have been hard to find, and the average size is a lot sma...
Aug 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Early silver Salmon
I’m pleased to report that it’s time to dust off your silver salmon gear. Last weekend my wife and I found them in several locations and even managed to connect with a few. Did we ever have fun! For the most part the best fishing will be found along the beaches rather than in the rivers. You’ll f...
Aug 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting ptarmigan in Kodiak
Between the start of deer season and new salmon arrivals, I bet I wasn’t alone in missing a new outdoor opportunity. Ptarmigan season opened Aug. 10! If you enjoy upland bird hunting, you really owe it to yourself to get acquainted with Kodiak’s ptarmigan. What? You say you haven’t ever seen a pt...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: The chums are coming
Do you want to start a good argument? Pose this question to your friends: “Which salmon fights the hardest?” Kings come quickly to mind because they can get quite large and can put on impressive shows on the end of your line. Silvers are notorious leapers, but nowhere near as big as kings. In my ...
Aug 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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