Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • It was a quiet week in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, according to derby coordinator Paula Frisinger. “A few prior (year) tags came in and a few weigh-ins that didn’t make the board,” said Frisinger of fish making it onto the Spit weigh-in board. That’s good news for Gene Jones of Bellevie...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:51pm
  • The Ninilchik fairgrounds was home to two days of rodeo excitement in July. Last weekend it was the site of Salmonstock, a three-day celebration of “fish, fun and music” presented by the Renewable Resources Foundation. ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:08pm
  • The 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby began May 15 and ends until Sept. 15. That means anglers still have plenty of time to land a prize-worthy fish.  Gene Jones of Bellevue, Iowa, has maintained his lead in the big-fish category with a 236.2-pound flatfish he caught July 25 while fishing with C...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:04pm
  • Flat Island and Point Pogibshi have been heating up for silvers lately, so maybe those reports from boats fishing elsewhere and claiming things have been as exciting as a 20-mile speed-lumbering race for sumo wrestlers when it comes to finding the aggressive aerialists are about to change....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:01pm
  • The Soccer Association of Homer was again represented by the Homer Vortex, a team of boys under the age of 15, and the Homer Hawks, a coed team of players under the age of 12, in their final matches of the season against Kenai on July 23.  Playing coed against a Kenai team of girls under the a...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:40pm
  • Lately there have been growing rumors about silvers lurking outside The Fishing Hole.  Until noon Monday I thought those tales were being generated by fishermen walking too close to some of the campsites in the area that have more smoke pouring out of bongs than their campfires. I scouted the l...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:52pm
  • An Iowa angler has taken over the lead in this year’s Homer Halibut Jackpot Derby. On July 25, Gene Jones of Bellevue, Iowa, reeled in a 236.2-pound monster flatfish while fishing with Capt. David Bayes of Central Charters aboard the Grand Aleutian. In Homer for the first time, Jones, his brother,...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:52pm
  • SPH sponsors physical exam clinic at Homer Medical Center Physical exams for high school students will be offered at the “Sports Physical Clinic” at Homer Medical Center from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3.  No appointments are offered; however, students are asked to stagger arrival ...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:05pm
  • James Jell of Moscow, Idaho, continues to have the biggest flat fish caught to date in the 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, but the tagged halibut are coming fast and furious. Michele Monsanto of Hilton Head, S.C., is the most recent angler to bring a tagged halibut to the derby’s weigh-in statio...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:59pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Monday announced the extension of Kenai River personal-use dipnet fishing to 24 hours per day through the end of the month. The department is allowed by state law to extend fishing hours when the Kenai River late sockeye salmon run is expected to exceed 2.3 mil...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:58pm

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