Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • The pool echoes with excitement as soon as families hustle in for American Red Cross morning lessons. It is a busy place. There are three groups each morning and just as one session finishs up and a new one rushes in and huddles in a line on the bench at the shallow end of the pool....

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:08am
  • Things have continued to roll along in the silver fishery along the east side of The Spit.  Remember last week when I hinted that if things were slow on the inside of the lagoon that you might want to take your gear and amble down the beach as the tide started easing up the banks?...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:37am
  • Down East Saloon and Homer Events sponsor the second-annual Alaska Open Human Foosball Competition on Aug. 29 at Down East. Last year’s champions from the Maverick Bar will defend their title.  “Homer Events is famous for making weird things happen at their events, so teams are encouraged t...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:20am
  • Rounds for the Rink, the annual 18-hole best ball scramble, is 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tips Golf Course. The scramble benefits the Homer Hockey Association and the Kevin Bell Ice Arena. The player fee is $60. Teams can have four to five players per team, with nine teams maximum. Pre-register at Tips ...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:19am
  • Wow, did we somehow pick up a serious tail wind of time since this column’s seasonal debut? Come on, Aug. 6 already? It seems like it was just a short time ago that I first reported chinooks were starting to conduct drive-by strikes in the Nick Dudiak Lagoon back in mid-May. Since then the column ...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:11am
  • 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 - 9:37am
  • I have received an unusual amount of email asking how to report angler evil-doers to the Alaska Wildlife Troopers without tying up 911.  The local number to turn in the violators is 907-235- 8239. Use it. Advise them where you are and what’s going down along with a description of the mis...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:35am
  • Let’s face it. Putting the hammer on silvers while they are cruising beneath our inlet waters or doing acerebral loops inside the infamous Nick Dudiak Fishing lagoon can be a spectacle of aerobatic fights and unruly runs. Yes, I realize that pinks are also fierce and insolent battlers, but it take...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:54am
  • It was an interesting past week for the sports fishing crowd. A distaff member of the flatfish hunting group shot into first place in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby when Linda Scott of Bloomington, Minn., hammered a 224.4-pound halibut while sinking bait with DeepStrike Sportsfishing off the Grand ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:44am
  • A dozen local runners tackled the epic Fourth of July Mount Marathon race. Race history was made with Swede Emelie Forsberg, 28, finishing the 3.1-mile race at 47 minutes, 48 seconds, smashing the women’s 1990 record of 50:30 by Nancy Pease. In the men’s race in the afternoon, Forsberg’s boyfr...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:52am

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