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Jackson Hobbs, 16, an Eagle Scout from Franklin, Idaho, firmly dominated the Jackpot Halibut Derby Leaderboard by hauling in a hefty 335.0 pound halibut aboard the vessel Venturess of Alaska Premier Sportfishing with Captain Travis Larson. (Photo courtesy Homer Chamber of Commerce)

Only three weeks to reel in the halibut of the season

Anglers still aiming to come out on top in the 28th annual Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby have less than three weeks to haul in the winning catch. There is some stiff competition.

by Kelly Sullivan

Silvers dominate the tributaries

As silver salmon move into Kenai Peninsula streams, species from earlier runs are beginning to spawn, concentrating resident species, which are reaching the height of their catch rates for the season.
Kelly Sullivan

Refuge Notebook: Geologists determine age of Bluff Point Landslide

Many Homerites remember when they first came down the Sterling Highway and stopped at the Baycrest Overlook. The view of Kachemak Bay, the mountains and Cook Inlet is totally commanding and can reset a humble traveler's life priorities in...
Ed Berg, Dick Reger and Bretwood Higman

An Outdoor View: Wondering what fish want

Besides the question all men have, "What do women want?" another question keeps nagging at me. What do fish want? Right up front, I confess that I have no idea. None. All my life I've wondered what fish want.
Les Palmer


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