Outdoor Features

  • Jay Landreville, deckhand on the Arctic Envy of Silver Fox Charters, holds up a wolf-fish a client caught July 12 off Pogibshi Point. The client had been jigging for rockfish when he caught the wolffish. Landreville of Hutchinson, Minn., estimated the fish was between 4.5 and 5 feet long. They let t...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:34pm
  • To his great surprise and elation, Seldovia resident Dick Wyland caught a 245-pound halibut while fishing with Seldovia Fishing Adventures on July 15 after hooking a yellow eye. It turned out that the halibut was attempting to eat the yellow eye, a meal that landed the fish on the boat deck....

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:19pm
  • Kayaking, though a popular summer activity in Homer, can prove dangerous if not approached with the proper information and equipment. “Homer has had, I think, two kayak deaths. There have been numerous people who have gotten into trouble and had to be rescued,” said True North Kayak Adventures f...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:08pm
  • One greenhouse, two high tunnels, three fenced open-air garden plots and three-and-a-half years of work make up Synergy Gardens, a producer of Homer-grown vegetables. Located about 10 miles out East End Road on Wilderness Lane, Synergy Gardens is owned by three humans and one dog — Lori and Wayne ...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:15pm
  • Every Saturday from 4-7 p.m. in Homer, often at Karen Hornaday Park, brave warriors fight evil lizards, or escort a princess with a flag across a battlefield, or simply take part in a free-for-all death match. But it’s not as violent and bloody as it sounds. The arrow tips are made of cloth-stuf...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:42am
  • Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park has launched a Bear-Resistant-Food-Container (BRFC) lending program to promote safe and clean camping. These bear-proof food storage containers are available to borrow for camping and outdoor adventures in areas where bear hangs are not an option. Containers should...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 2:49pm
  • Correction: This column has been updated to show that fishing is not allowed at Deep Creek. The chinook run at The Fishing Hole has been fluctuating lately and may slow down a bit with the smaller tides rolling in but, as of 03:30 a couple of days ago, the fish bowl was full. Unfortunately, the crit...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 2:26pm
  • When fishing starts heating up in the pristine waters of the lower Kenai it’s akin to being in Vegas and rolling consecutive sevens from dusk to dawn with the payoffs in pure silver and greenbacks. Last week combo charters were nailing both shiny kings and moss colored halibut while the rivers sur...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 1:52pm
  • Homer Wilderness Leaders (HoWL) is offering six expeditions across Kachemak Bay, six day-long trips hiking and stand-up paddle boarding, and eight Discounted Rates for Boys and Girls (DiRtBaG) Service Corps days during June and July.  “Even if you have done one of these trips with HoWL before...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:58pm
  • A dreary chinook run has plagued the Kenai River for the past few years, but numbers for 2015 shine a somewhat bright light on the state’s most heavily fished river and most iconic species....

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:37am

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