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John V. Hopley

...lifelong friends who he enjoyed immensely.John followed in his father's footsteps as a commercial crabber and salmon fisherman. He served as one of eight members of the first Samish Island Volunteer Fire Department from 1952 to 1984. He also...
Tough year, lingering effects

...king salmon. He still lost a third of his bookings. While it's hard to pinpoint exactly how much money a king salmon fisherman spends in local bait and tackle shops, at lodges, hiring guides or buying groceries and fuel, local business owners...
Kings drive news, sockeyes drive inlet economy

...a stable king salmon season, the potential for other fish to make up for the deficit is there. The average king salmon fisherman spends more money in Miller's store, but the sheer volume of sockeye salmon fishermen drives his business in the...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Kenai commercial fleet ?blessed and ready to go?

...divine protection. ?Cook Inlet, for the most part, is not really really bad,? said Mehan, a commercial salmon fisherman at Ocean Beauty Dock. ?It does get nasty, but there?s always a potential for problems.? At any given period...
Federal sea lion proposal criticized by Kodiak fishermen

...biological opinion rejected (by the court),'' said Stosh Anderson, a local conservationist and herring and salmon fisherman. ''It doesn't address the needs of the sea lion population and it is a highly allocative document. ''All...
An Outdoor View: Reasons for fishing

...Tales," Brad Matsen said it well in his essay, "The Church of How's-The-Fishing." Matsen wrote: "A salmon fisherman in Southeast Alaska dragging out his tackle to clean it a month before the weather's good enough to fish is up...
Branching out in Homer: Bikes, mushrooms, spoons just the beginning

...soul Glasgow puts into his art and craft. But be careful. If you pick up one of his spoons, like a winter king salmon fisherman setting the hook, he might just reel you in. Michael Armstrong can be reached at michael.armstrong@homernews...
Humblest among us find fishing glory

...from my native Colorado, a life-long bottom fishermen with but a few fish to my name and I was the world's best salmon fisherman. Right? After my first Alaska winter, I'm heading into my fourth Peninsula summer and I've come to realize...
Painful pursuit: Getting hooked on the Kenai River

...was lucky, if you can call it that, to hear his best lure-torn-flesh stories. Like the one about the nude salmon fisherman out of Homer who was hooked in the family jewels by a similarly exposed companion. Or the gore that ensued when...
Change in Board of Fish makeup sought

...Management Council, which manages the state's halibut population. State Sen. Tom Wagoner, a former commercial salmon fisherman, said commercial fishermen in Cook Inlet benefited from the regulations the Board of Fisheries passed at its meeting...


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