Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • I did a bit of scouting over the holiday weekend in hopes of spotting a silver or two hurtling out of the sea around the Spit. Nada. Why? Because I have received numerous inquiries as to when I think the first coho will make their summer debut at The Fishing Hole. So, at the moment, how can I put th...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:12am
  • Alisa Sands of Lake Stevens, Wash. snatched up the title of derby leader when she caught a 165-pound halibut on July 5. Sands caught the whopper of a fish while fishing with Captain David Bayes on the Grand Aleutian with Central Charters. Previously, the derby leader was Marcella Kolberg of Palmer, ...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:11am
  • Homer and Anchor Point’s speedy young adults took over the top 10 in the runners division of the 6-K Homer Spit Run on Saturday, June 25. Pedro Ochoa, a 19-year-old Homer High School alumnus, crossed the finish line first. Ochoa was nearly two minutes ahead of the second place runner, 16-year-old ...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:45pm
  • 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 - 11:42am
  • Last week was amazing for numerous fishing fanatics pursuing fins on the lower peninsula — especially if they were able to drag their gluteal regions out of the horizontal position at quasi-dark-thirty. Unless you have a vampire dangling from a branch of your family tree, it won’t kill you to ...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:35am
  • Palmer resident still holds top spot in halibut derby Two more anglers caught tagged fish in the week of June 13. However, none overthrew Marcella Kolberg of Palmer from her seat as the current Jackpot Halibut leader. Kolberg caught a 142.4 pound halibut on May 29. Karla Fischer of Garrison, N.D., c...

    Thu, 06/23/2016 - 5:20pm
  • I usually don’t fish on the weekends because it’s a great time to cruise the river accesses and The Spit to determine what’s being nailed, where and how, while listening to “scout’s honor” tales told ’round the cleaning tables. Besides, being the size of a mutant Wookie, it would take ...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:04pm
  • Two years ago, Nianiella Dorvall left her hometown of Nikolaevsk to attend Skagit Valley College in the state of Washington, making her Nikolaevsk School’s first female to play basketball at the college level. This June, Dorvall graduated with an associate degree in biology, a 3.97 grade point ave...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:03pm
  • Anglers visiting Homer from various spots in the Lower 48 caught four tagged fish in the past two weeks, according to Jackpot Halibut Derby coordinator Kim Royce. Two of the fish caught had previous years’ tags, which are worth $100. One fish was released as part of the over-48-inches catch-and-re...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:03pm
  • 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 - 3:49pm

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