John McCombs

A new day for the fish board?

The 1999 Board of Fish meeting was very contentious. The vice-chair created an “Umbrella Plan” on his laptop. Remember there were no arrests, no... Read more

King salmon lose with catch-and-release

So the hook and release mortality downplayed at 10 percent, however not expressed that the fish that are released do not spawn, and the oxygen... Read more

Keep an eye on the fish board

Congratulations to Robert Ruffner on his fish board appointment. Talk about a reversal of fortune compared to all the flap a year ago. Alan Cain,... Read more

Silence over fish board nominees deafening

Regarding Robert Ruffner’s confirmation hearing (Peninsula Clarion, March 11): a simple truth, Sen. Stoltze and Sen. Wielechowski, both lawmakers... Read more

Good for man, bad for fish

Rainbows survive hook-and-release and eat king salmon eggs. King salmon hooked and released might survive but do not spawn. Kenai kings are now on... Read more

What other reports have been buried?

Regarding “Publishing Purgatory” (Peninsula Clarion, Nov. 29), I attended the 2002 Board of Fish meeting in Anchorage. The story at that time was... Read more

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