Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • I was scouting for jumpers along the east and west side beaches of the Spit when I overheard two men squabbling about a fish one of them had just landed outside the entrance to The Fishing Hole. One squawking rooster was adamant it was a silver while the other had steam rolling out of his cranial or...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:09pm
  • Three days after the derby gained a new leader with a 165-pound halibut caught by a Washington State woman, Gayle Muggli of Miles City, Mont., caught a 167.2-pound halibut on July 8. Muggli is the third of three women to take the top position in the Jackpot Halibut Derby. Muggli caught the fish whil...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:08pm
  • Kayaking, though a popular summer activity in Homer, can prove dangerous if not approached with the proper information and equipment. “Homer has had, I think, two kayak deaths. There have been numerous people who have gotten into trouble and had to be rescued,” said True North Kayak Adventures f...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:08pm
  • One greenhouse, two high tunnels, three fenced open-air garden plots and three-and-a-half years of work make up Synergy Gardens, a producer of Homer-grown vegetables. Located about 10 miles out East End Road on Wilderness Lane, Synergy Gardens is owned by three humans and one dog — Lori and Wayne ...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:15pm
  • 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

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