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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...
Of majesty and seasickness on Cook Inlet

...arranged by Dave Jacobs, their guide, and friendly fishermen who invited me along on the trip. Finally, Anthony, boat captain for Alaska Gulf Coast Expeditions, whose extensive guide experience landed him a job in the Cook Inlet. It is his...
Grannie Annie: Sleepers Trailer Court and cross-country skiing

...beside it. I had Mike and Monte, my two oldest sons, with me as they were going to North Kenai School. One of my boat captains (Angelo Ducker) made the rope with knots in it for my boys to play on. I took it home and put it up for them. It...
Weldon S. Chivers

...power plant in Montana to offshore oil fields of Alaska then ultimately gaining his most notoriety as a Halibut Charter Boat Captain in Homer Alaska. As a young man many knew Weldon as a motorcycle racer, racing "Flat Track" all around the Utah...
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...
New operator launches business in Anchor Point

...seas are only part of the unknowns for which Warner must be prepared. Another factor is the ability or inability of boat captains to handle their vessels during launch operations. ?That?s real important and you have no way of knowing that...


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