Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • The vast staff here at the headquarters of “Reeling ’Em In” has received a plethora of inquires as to when the first silvers are going to make their summer debut at The Fishing Hole. How in the *&*%^ should I know? We thought that this year’s batch of kings would start trickling inside a...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:57pm
  • Sunshine hadn't been predicted for Saturday, but it, along with more than 300 participants, were on hand for the 10K to the Bay Spit Run. For the second year in a row, Jake Moe of Anchorage was the first to complete the course that began at the Homer High School parking lot and ended at the end of t...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:08pm
  • By the time you read this, the tides should be almost perfect for cutting some respectable critters out the growing herds of halibut cruising around Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet.  The flats will be looking for trouble by trying to filch sushi from the holiday-week buffets being served up on circ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 1:59pm
  • Claiming first place for the first time in the Homer Yacht Club’s annual regatta was Capt. Ron Downing of Homer and his 28-foot Bristol Channel Cutter, Morning Star. Saturday’s thick fog and Sunday’s lack of wind threw a couple of curve balls into the two-day event, adding to the excitement. D...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 1:57pm
  • Colorado angler Christopher Johnson managed to keep his lead with the biggest fish caught in this year’s Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, but more tagged halibut were brought to the derby weigh-in station on the Spit. It’s the tagged halibut that offer more opportunities to win in this year’s May ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 1:51pm
  • If things were ho-hum in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby last week, it’s a whole new song and dance this week. “It was action like you would not believe,” said Paula Frisinger, coordinator of the May 15-Sept. 16 event sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. On June 20, G...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:42pm
  • The deadline to register online for the annual “10K to the Bay” Spit Run has passed, but registration can still be done before the event begins on Saturday.  The run will take place at 10 a.m. It begins at the Homer High School and ends at Land’s End Resort. Registration on the day o...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:50pm
  • In Homer’s version of the America’s Cup, the Homer Yacht Club-Land’s End Regatta is this weekend, with boats of all lengths, captains of varied experience and crews eager for some adventure welcome to accept the challenge. Carlin Rauch, the club’s commodore and captain of the Martha J, has n...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:45pm
  • Few Homer and Anchor Point youth have been charged by a brown bear, but that’s something 12 middle and high school Girl Scouts recently experienced as they ventured across Cook Inlet to explore and understand Alaska wilderness. Despite the shock and eye-opening experience, however, the young women...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:42pm
  • Take a cosmic bucket full of solstice time, dump in huge tides along with hordes of panicked bait fish firing out of the water while dodging creatures trying to turn them into pureed protein and wadda ya get? Some honkin’ size halibut and a fleet of boats on the water with bent sticks wielded by s...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:37pm

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