Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • 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
  • After four days of dwindling late run king salmon counts on the Kenai River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday that anglers would be restricted to catch-and-release and trophy king salmon fishing through the rest of the season. Beginning Thursday, any king between 20 inches an...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:57pm
  • This summer the “Reeling ‘Em In” gmail inbox has been busier than a confessional booth on the day after Mardi Gras.  There have been questions about fishing techniques, how to tell the difference between certain species and when and where to fish. We even had a request for directions to a...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:54pm
  • Homer was well represented by team Vortex at the North Star Soccer Tournament in Anchorage, July 12-14. In an exciting game against Velocity White, Vortex tied 2-2. Homer’s passing game and 10 saves by Keeper Charles Rohr kept the opponent’s lead to only two at the half. Then Vortex dug in for a...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:52pm
  • Four Anchor Point shooters and one Nikolaevsk shooter competed at the Alaska State Territorial Shoot July 10-14. Four of the participants earned gold, silver and bronze medals for their accuracy in shooting black powder guns. For 10-year-old Abigail Thomas of Anchor Point it was the first time to pa...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:50pm
  • The search for a route from the Atlantic around the top of North America and into the Pacific consumed explorers for centuries. Within the last decade more and more sailing adventurers have been traversing the waterway. Last summer, the classic wooden boat The North Wind came across the Northwest Pa...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:06pm
  • Anyone cruising by the Fishing Hole recently must be thinking they would come across more people if they dropped in on a private Pebble mine, executives only, appreciation party for the Alaska Wilderness League. What can I say? It has been so slow that you can find more action sitting at home watchi...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:12pm
  • The 19th annual Homer Breast Cancer Run, sponsored by Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, is just a month away and committee members are needed to help with the five-mile event. Scheduled for August 18, the run begins at Bishop's Beach Pavilion and continues through town. Registration begins at 10 ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:07pm
  • Tumbling and equipment classes offered by the city of Homer Community Recreation and scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays have been canceled. For information regarding future camps, call 235-6547.  ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:06pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, is staging a Superhero 5K run-walk at the Kenai park strip at 11 a.m. Aug. 3. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Awards are planned for best costumes. The course begins at the park strip and winds through downtown Kenai. Register f...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:05pm

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