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Tight Lines: The quiet alternative out a variety of species. Enjoying a breath of that sweet Alaska solitude can be as simple as breaking out the light tackle and heading to one of the area's smaller streams. Targeting trout and dollies on streams closed to salmon fishing for...
An Outdoor View: Long Live the King

...wilderness.I've caught king salmon on fly tackle and light tackle in the past, so I'm not without some knowledge brought in very quickly with fly fishing or other light tackle.To me, knowingly using tackle that increases the...
Les Palmer: Year of the Pink

...department. When pinks are in the biting mood, and they almost always are, they will grab at most any small lure. On light tackle, when fresh from the sea, they're the fighting equal of like-sized trout. Due to the availability and eagerness...
Lull in sockeye fishing as late run kings to open

...average of 12.6 pounds per ground fish, according to Fish and Game, but anglers have had a lot of luck with jigs or lighter tackle, Miller said. Recently, a sport fishing charter caught in three days two halibut tagged in the Homer Jackpot Halibut...
Fishing the salt

...and halibut. Novakovich usually tries to make every trip a "combo," trolling for salmon and drift-jigging with light tackle for halibut. The catch might also include rockfish, lingcod, Pacific cod and pink salmon.Not all charters offer...
An Outdoor View: Mobility matters

...jumping fish and water burbling past the boat. This late in the season, silvers can be huge, so catching one on light tackle is a challenge. In late July, a silver might weigh eight or nine pounds. In late September, they can weigh 14 pounds...
Halibut fishing made easy

...a better chance of setting the hook in a fish. The lighter terminal gear used in drift jigging allows you to use lighter tackle. The old broom stick and winch I once used on halibut weighed far more than my drift-jigging outfit. The lighter...
Saltwater: Fishing the briny deep

...sea. August is silver salmon season, especially in Homer and Seward. These acrobatic fish are great fun to catch on light tackle. Most anglers troll or mooch for silvers with herring. A combo trip for silvers and halibut is a fun way to finish...
In praise of pinks

...saltwater. They will usually take most any lure. On light tackle, they fight like trophy trout. When caught in prime...customers have a lot of fun with 'em, fishing with light tackle." Some of King's customers have had mounts made...
'Fair, with some bright spots'

...counted on Tuesday. With salmon fishing slow, this might be the perfect weekend to stow the salmon rods, break out the light tackle and check out one of the many lakes stocked with trout or landlocked salmon. "Stocked lakes are still good. The spring...


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