Let Me Be Your Guide

  The following appears in the September issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: BY TONY ENSALACO Months of anticipation were obliterated sometime between the words “good morning” and dropping the boat into the river. Within moments of meeting our guide for the first time, he made it abundantly clear that he was the boss. We were … Read more Let Me Be Your Guide

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Finale

Shortly after deciding to retire the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, the event wrapped up for the 34th and final time last weekend. Here are the results from the final event, courtesy of the Homer Chamber of Commerce: The final results of the 2019 Jackpot Halibut Derby are as follows: Jackpot winner, Jason Schuler, who fished … Read more Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Finale

Salmon In Hot Water: Summer Temps Take Toll In Fish Die-Off

The following appears in the September issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: BY MARY CATHARINE MARTIN  From the Koyukuk River, to the Kuskokwim, to Norton Sound, to Bristol Bay’s Igushik River, unusually warm temperatures across Alaska this summer led to die-offs of unspawned chum, sockeye and pink salmon.  That warm water this summer acted as a … Read more Salmon In Hot Water: Summer Temps Take Toll In Fish Die-Off

Buskin River Coho Fishery Shutting Down

The following updates are courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Buskin River Closed to Coho Salmon Fishing (Kodiak) – In an effort to achieve escapement goals, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is closing the Buskin River drainage to sport fishing for coho salmon effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, September 18 through … Read more Buskin River Coho Fishery Shutting Down

Washington Senator Critical Of Arctic NWR Drilling Report

BREAKING: As the House responds to activists across the U.S. by passing a bill that would prevent Trump from drilling the Arctic, the Trump admin goes completely against the will of the people — now green-lighting the sale of the #ArcticRefuge to oil & gas.https://t.co/OQQS6KuGmx — The Wilderness Society ? (@Wilderness) September 12, 2019 Washington … Read more Washington Senator Critical Of Arctic NWR Drilling Report

Proposed Mining Road Draws Ire Of Conservationists, Alaska Hunters

A proposed mining road that would run through a caribou-rich stretch of Alaskan wilderness has drawn heavy criticism from not just conservation groups but also hunters in the state. Here’s more from the Anchorage Daily News:  Hunters condemned the proposed Ambler Road because it would be closed to the public. Conservationists said it would hurt … Read more Proposed Mining Road Draws Ire Of Conservationists, Alaska Hunters

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Will Be Retired After This Year’s Event

  The following press release is courtesy of the Homer Chamber of Commerce: After 34 years, the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Board of Directors has decided to retire the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby at the close of this year’s Derby on September 15, 2019.   The Inaugural Homer Jackpot Derby began on Memorial Day, May 26, 1986. The winner that year … Read more Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Will Be Retired After This Year’s Event