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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: World-class trout hide among humpies
Aug. 1 is an important day for hunters, because it marks the opening of Kodiak’s deer season. I certainly hunt, but I also fish, and Aug. 1 is a big day on the water, too. Starting then, and for the next six weeks, the upriver sections of most road system rivers close to salmon fishing. For me th...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Changing tactics to keep up with ocean
For most of my 40 years on Kodiak, great halibut fishing was almost a sure thing, with lots of fish and big fish if you wanted them. With the decline in halibut populations throughout their range in recent years, that has all changed. You have to work harder and longer for your halibut, and get a...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Even-year pink numbers down, sizes up
With pink salmon on the final leg of their journey home to Kodiak, it’s high time to start making plans. After last year’s gangbuster season, we have lots to anticipate. Or do we? There’s an odd twitch in the life story of pink salmon that can affect fishermen, whether commercial or sport. Pink s...
Jul 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Brave cold, brush, insects in prep for deer
Newcomers to Kodiak find this hard to believe. Our deer season opens in just three weeks, on Aug. 1. Heck, the opener even sneaks up on old-timers. But it gets better. The season is open somewhere on the island for the following five months, all the way through Dec. 31. Of course, the road system...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: A little tweaking adds relish to recipes
It’s that time of year again. Fresh fish in the house! We like fish a lot, to the point of eating it five or six days a week. As much as we fish however, we still don’t have fresh fish in the house every day. We enjoy a mix of fresh, fresh frozen, and prepared. We also like leftovers. Our secret ...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Early pink salmon fight harder, taste better
We’ve had exciting times on our recent boat trips. Almost everywhere we’ve traveled, we saw pink salmon jumping. Why get so revved up about pink salmon? Because they can be so much fun. Go after them with tackle to match their small size, and fishing can be about as good as it gets. The best news...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: The weird year that was and could be again
After 40 years of fishing Kodiak’s surrounding waters I know enough about the ocean to anticipate its changes and how they can affect fishing over the course of a summer. I’ve even been able to forecast the timing and location of best fishing much of the time. Or so I thought. Last year was just ...
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Synthetic pepper chemical may beat DEET
It’s amazing how early spring arrived this year. Salmonberries have been blooming since early May, but I can recall past years when I didn’t see the first blossom until June. I almost got lulled by the sights close to home, however. Chores and rain have limited my wandering, but I recently manage...
Jun 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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