Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Fifteen minutes after Mean Machine beat Beluga Lake Lodge with a score of 9-5 in the championship game, the teams took the field to play again. In order to win, Mean Machine needed to defeat BLL again. The Homer Softball Association’s city tournament rules require a team to lose twice before they ...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:23pm
  • Kim McCallum of San Antonio, Texas, brought in a 149.9-pound halibut. McCallum’s catch was 17.3 pounds short of the 167.2-pound derby leader. McCallum reeled in the halibut while fishing with O’Fish’ial Charters with Captain John Osteen. Anna Frost can be reached at anna.frost@homernews.co...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:22pm
  • There has been a plethora of stories written over the years about family vacation visitations. Some are humorous. Others reveal the real scientific explanation for premature graying. Like everyone else, when company rolls in, we try to make sure our guests are exposed to as much of the dazzling sigh...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 1:04pm
  • Two anglers in the last week found themselves pulling giant halibut out of the ocean without a derby ticket to their names. David Pudlosky of Mountain Top, PA, caught a 246-pound halibut on July 25 while fishing with Captain Heath Harrington from Inlet Charters on the Dutch Treat. Pudlosky, 68, said...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 1:23pm
  • After being named as a player on the All Conference Team for Northern Lights Softball and recognized by the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association for her academic achievements, Mariner softball player McKi Needham is going to college to play ball. The 2016 Homer High School graduate signed a schol...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 1:16pm
  • Things have been a bit gloomy and wet as of late but that’s just fine because no one wants some brain stem mishandling a slash burn or campfire that would give a new meaning to a front yard barbecue. There have been a few uneasy weeks where temps were set on roast while the flora was dry enough to...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:52pm
  • BY ANNA FROST STAFF WRITER Homer kids and adults spent an afternoon wading in the mud on July 17, finding relief from temperatures that reached the high 60s. The 2016 Mud Wallow at Cottonwood Park honored the late-Carmen Field, who helped found Nature Rocks. The muddy Homerites gathered at the wall...

    Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:56am
  • The halibut derby had nine days of quiet before another angler brought in a fish, as the last fish worth money was a 2015 tagged fish brought in on July 8. Gayle Muggli of Miles City, MT, remains the derby leader with the 167.2-pound halibut she caught, also on July 8. Lita Lubitsh-White of Anchorag...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:34pm
  • Jay Landreville, deckhand on the Arctic Envy of Silver Fox Charters, holds up a wolf-fish a client caught July 12 off Pogibshi Point. The client had been jigging for rockfish when he caught the wolffish. Landreville of Hutchinson, Minn., estimated the fish was between 4.5 and 5 feet long. They let t...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:34pm
  • Once the dipnetting for reds took off this summer, I starting receiving requests for some tips on how to fillet a fish without turning it into something more suitable for stew or soup. It is astounding how many processing challenged individuals you’ll find chopping away at carcasses splayed out on...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:20pm

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