This is about the jig and jigging - not the lively dance with the leaping moves, but the artificial bait that's jerked up and falls down to attract and hook fish.
I first saw jigs as a young boy, watching my dad make and fish with them.
On this Christmas Eve, most of us have an ornamented tree of one sort or another in our house, a tradition that goes back at least to the 1500s in Europe and one that was firmly established in most U.S. households by 1920.
Author's note: This column previously appeared in the Clarion on Aug. 1, 2003. I've edited it slightly for brevity. Merry Christmas! - LP
On July 19, in a cove 19 miles out of Whittier in Prince William Sound, the weather was nasty.
Have you ever stayed at a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge cabin enjoying the beauty and peace of nature? Or browsed the historic Elwell and Andrew Berg Cabins at the Refuge Visitor Center Complex? Do you ever wonder how these cabins came to be?
Well, these recreation and historical education cabins a...