An Outdoor View: A day on the bay

I was aboard the charter boat Optimist, 20 miles west of Homer. Skipper Daniel Donich had just finished putting the trolling lines in the water when one of the rods popped up, a sign that a fish had...

From the braids of the Kviachak to shores of Bristol Bay

...five-day trip from Homer to Naknek via the Williamsport Road. Skipper Louie Flora, his daughter Sidney and brother Jonathan were...sticking out from all the green? Head for it," Riddles told our skipper.Behind us, two more boats tried to follow our exact movements...

Skipper attempts first circumnavigation of Arctic ice in an open motorboat

...destination that night. It was also 5,800 miles into what is planned as a 15,000-mile trip around the Arctic ice cap. The skipper's research indicates the expedition, if successful, will be the first circumnavigation of the northern ice in an open...

Juneau youths learn to sail away, harnessing wind

...small jib chattering in the brisk gusts. At the helm, the skipper's hands pulled the main lines hard, pressed her legs against...multi-million-dollar boats and professional crews. But skipper Olivia Fletcher is just 11, the waters are Gastineau Channel...


...Baltimore to its first division title in 17 years, and Williams snagged the NL honor following his first season as a big league skipper with Washington.Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association...

Reeling it in: 'Penguins' packed with family fun

...truth, and, against all odds, the "Penguins of Madagascar" does OK, too. The story revolves around four zany penguins - Skipper, Rico, Kowalsky, and Private, who consistently manage to rise above whatever trouble they find themselves in, all the...

Arts & Entertainment
Sterling author shares journey of life at sea

...working in canneries with college friends he calls "fish hippies" to enduring a constant barrage of torment from a crotchety skipper. Fast-forward 15 years Atcheson encounters a harrowing night of terror on the Bering Sea aboard a boat in peril. Atcheson...

Arts & Entertainment

...seiner Quetzal walked the 48-feet by 120-feet float to head up the drive-down ramp."It's really nice," said Quetzal skipper Steve Good when asked about the new facility, "It's a very nice change - a nice addition to the town."Commercial fishermen...

An Outdoor View: Wondering what fish want

...fishing for halibut out of Homer. A client had given the skipper a Biosonix BSX sonic fish-attraction system, an electronic...suddenly reeling in keepers. But we'll never know why. The skipper changed the music to Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons...

Cook Inlet sport fishermen faced newly restrictive fisheries in 2014

...the option to run two halibut trips per day. "That's a huge investment for us," he said. "We're talking about the skipper coming, switching all the gear over, taking the permit over and there's just no money it for us. It just doesn't pencil...



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