The Homer Winter King Salmon Derby is a huge event in that corner of Alaska. The derby champion, Mike Olsen of Kodiak, won over $27,000 for his king that weighed 30 pounds, 4 ounces. Our correspondent, Dennis Musgraves, participated and provided us with a photo gallery of the action. All photos courtesy of Dennis Musgraves … Read more Scenes From Homer Winter King Derby
Cover image courtesy of Albert Lewis, seespotrun.com This is shaping up to be a great week for Dallas Seavey. The cover subject of our March issue of Alaska Sporting Journal just defended his 2014 Iditarod title with his third overall championship. Here’s some of the Associated Press report via ESPN: The Alaska musher crossed the … Read more ASJ Cover Boy Defends Iditarod Title
In this month’s issue of Alaska Sporting Journal we have a package on the University of Alaska Fairbanks rifle team, which has quietly been a dynasty with 10 national championships. The Nanooks were ranked second in the nation when they hosted the NCAA Championships last weekend in Fairbanks. UAF finished second to No. 1 … Read more UAF Rifle Team Places Second in NCAA’s
I’m currently working on a profile of the father and daughter dynamic between Bering Sea Gold dredgers Steve and Emily Riedel (above) for our April issue. Until then, take a peek at tonight’s fourth season opener of the popular Discovery Channel show. Here’s a sneak preview of my story, about Steve Riedel’s sometimes frustrating … Read more Bering Sea Gold Returns Tonight!
In 2014, we profiled Parker Schnabel, the whiz kid gold dredger on the Discovery Channel’s hit series, Gold Rush. Tonight, the show closes its fifth season with Schnabel as one of the key storylines. Here’s the release from Discovery: Discovery Channel’s #1-rated series, GOLD RUSH, wraps up its record-breaking fifth season on Friday, March … Read more Gold Rush Season Finale Tonight
Sorry to slip in a California-ish story on the blog, but if you’re going to be in California at the end of the month, check out the Lake Isabella Fishing Derby, which is put on by our friends at the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce. The folks there provided us with this press release with some … Read more Headed To California? Fish For Big Bucks At Lake Isabella Derby
Photo by Brian Lull We’ve dived into the wild salmon versus farmed salmon debate among restaurants and grocery stores in previous Alaska Sporting Journals. It’s a critical issue in terms of long-term effects on the Pacific fishery and it’s very important and dear to the hearts of many Alaskans who have worked hard to preserve wild salmon … Read more Seattle Wild Salmon Advocates To Host Rally