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Cook Inlet clams up for grabs

A remote beach on the west side of Cook Inlet has seen an uptick in traffic as clammers hitch rides with charter boat captains or hop on small planes to find a stretch of beach where many say the razor clams are beyond comparison to any found...
An Outdoor View: Wondering what fish want

...acid profile, and MF3, a stimulant derived from softshell crawfish." According to the blurb at, boat captains, guides and tournament pros say Super Juice "can more than double your catch." You can't help but wonder.Les...
David Wesley Shandy

...on the hunt for halibut and other denizens of the deep aboard the Virginia Lee. Through those years as a charter boat captain Dave was able to touch the lives of so many people and share his infectious personality. Whiskey sipin', guitar pickin...
Mr. James Edward Graham Jr

...residing in Homer, a lifelong fisherman, hunter and boat captain who loved all things that involved the Alaskan outdoors...Crowley Maritime and retired from there as a respected Tug Boat Captain. Jimmy was always known for his humor, as he had the...
Frank Joseph Libal coach at Homer High School until he retired in 1991. Upon retiring, he began his second career as a charter boat captain and assistant hunting guide until 2002 when he could no longer work due to long-term effects of cancer. Throughout...
Cell-phone fishing

...why so little thought nowadays seems clear.The best story I ever heard about cell phones came from Homer charter-boat captain Gary Dennis. While two of his clients were trying to reel in very large halibut, Gary was busily trying to get their...
Fishing for freedom: Annual Combat Fishing Derby held in Seward

Seward charter fishing boat captain Skip Massey has an easy answer for why he's opened the past four seasons with a boatload of nonpaying clients."Because it's...
Industry, state working to record fish crewmembers

...that permit. For the purposes of data collection, the permit is considered to be the employer rather than the fishing boat captain. Work done before and after the season -- generally time to prepare for fishing and cleanup after -- is not counted...
Homer charter outfits stay open for business through the winter

...Kalke, captain of the Ocean Hunter, and Steve Walli, captain of the Misty, are two such operators. Kalke was the boat captain in 2008 when California fisherman Jeff Pardi caught a 348.2-pound halibut that won the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby...
Buddies cash in with winter whopper

...Forster, right, holds up the 2008 Homer Winter King Derby winning fish with his longtime Ninilchik fishing buddy and boat captain of the M/V Blood Vessel, George Veney. Forster won $16,653 for his 34-pound king salmon. Photo by Ben Stuart...


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