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An Outdoor View: Remembering Bigg Eddy

...salmon season. Most days, I caught a king. I gave salmon to everyone I knew. It wasn't because I was such a good fisherman, but more because there were so many kings, and so little competition for them.In those days, you could anchor...
Faced with dismal king run, Kenai River guide switches to catch and release and you want the other guides to know you are a good fisherman, so your ego comes into play. "You hit the beach...past that ego and say, 'You know what, I'm a good fisherman and I know my customers had a great time today...
How to subdue a fish

...could be unhooked without anyone seeing where it was hooked.Ask a fishing guide whether men or women are the "best" fishermen, and they'll usually say women. The male ego apparently gets in the way, causing men to jerk and pull to strongly...
Kings drive news, sockeyes drive inlet economy

...kings, land a couple every night," he said. "The guys down there now, they've got better gear, they're better fishermen. They can go weeks without catching a fish down there." For selling fishing merchandise, a struggling fishery...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Fish dreams -- just what do they mean?

...these fish?" Francis said. "Ask them why they are there." Capital idea -- maybe they can tell me how to be a better fisherman.Well, one can dream. Brian Smith is city editor and reporter for the Peninsula Clarion and an avid fisherman...
A pitch for Wagoner

...successful businessman, outstanding teacher and dean at the Kenai Peninsula College on K-Beach Road, and a darn good fisherman. Tom never seems to flaunt his accomplishments and you never see him jumping in front of TV cameras. He just does...
"Fish On!"...130 military kids & scouts go fishing at 5th Annual KRSA Jr. Classic...

...deployment in Afghanistan and was able to accompany his four kids to the Jr. Classic, "My daughter is probably the best fisherman, but my son claims he is, but you know the boys seem to let their ego get in the way of their focus on catching...
A gift guide for the avid angler

...Atcheson, author of "Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula" and a fishing instructor at Kenai Peninsula College, said a good fisherman is also never far from a good fillet knife. But equally important is a nice hook hone to sharpen potentially dull...
A case of the rainbow trout heartbreaks

...eight-pound walleye lost in the boat's prop. Those all hurt, too. But in the long run I suppose they made me a better fisherman. The saying is that you can only be an expert once you've made every mistake in the book. So, then perhaps we...
The wild rules - lessons learned near season's end

...primarily, on their own. A friend who is a much better fisherman than myself told me an expert is simply someone who has made every mistake. I think a good fisherman is one who has endured prolonged suffering and figured...


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