Cook Inlet and North Gulf Coast Tanner Crab Fisheries Seasons And Permits Available

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Homer) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced today the Cook Inlet and North Gulf Coast sport and subsistence Tanner crab fisheries season, gear, and limits for 2019-2020. In Kachemak Bay, east of a line from Point Pogibshi and Anchor Point … Read more Cook Inlet and North Gulf Coast Tanner Crab Fisheries Seasons And Permits Available

Spearfishing World-Record Halibut In Homer

A Florida man nabs a 150-lbs halibut out of Homer with a speargun, without oxygen. Read the full account and watch the videos here: https://t.co/5qrz75thGE — KTUU.com (@Ch2KTUU) August 28, 2019 Posted by John Dornellas on Thursday, August 29, 2019 KTUU has the details on a world-record halibut that was taken via spearfishing. Finally, Dornellas was … Read more Spearfishing World-Record Halibut In Homer

On The Comeback Trail From Despair

The following appears in the August issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: BY CHRIS COCOLES  After what she’d been through, how low she’d gotten and how empty she felt, there was no way Gwen Grimes was going anywhere. Never mind that she was suffering through triple-digit Mexican heat coming from her snow-covered Alaska homestead, being ravaged … Read more On The Comeback Trail From Despair

Florida Participant Takes The Lead In Valdez Silver Salmon Derby

The following is courtesy of Valdez Fish Derbies: VALDEZ, Alaska – It’s a pretty sure bet that there’s a silver salmon bigger than 15.32 pounds swimming around in Prince William Sound but whether an angler with a Valdez Fish Derby ticket will catch it and weigh it in before the end of the Valdez Silver … Read more Florida Participant Takes The Lead In Valdez Silver Salmon Derby

Drought-Like Conditions Creating Issues For Salmon, Wildfires

August 20: Pockets of severe and extreme drought exist in south central Alaska. Abnormal dryness covers the entire Aleutian peninsula, with moderate drought along the south. Conditions remain unchanged in the panhandle: moderate to extreme drought. https://t.co/hs7rCpQMsY pic.twitter.com/TleB4e7mTg — NOAA NCEI Climate (@NOAANCEIclimate) August 22, 2019 After experiencing its hottest summer on record, Anchorage is … Read more Drought-Like Conditions Creating Issues For Salmon, Wildfires

Little Su, Deshka Rivers To Close For Coho Fishing

The following are courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Little Susitna River Closed to Coho Salmon Fishing (Palmer) – In an effort to increase the number of coho salmon passing through the Little Susitna River weir, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is closing the Little Susitna River to fishing for … Read more Little Su, Deshka Rivers To Close For Coho Fishing

USFWS Releases 2019 Waterfowl Breeding Survey

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its 2019 Waterfowl Breeding Surveys today. Here’s some of the USFWS report with regards to Alaska waterfowl numbers: In general, habitat conditions during the 2019 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey (WBPHS) were similar to or declined relative to 2018, with a few exceptions. Much of the Canadian … Read more USFWS Releases 2019 Waterfowl Breeding Survey