In a perfect world, we’d be eating a sandwich made from the last of last year’s salmon while catching our first salmon of this year. In reality, we sometimes catch more salmon than we can eat. When this happens, the fish end up in the garbage or fed to animals. Here are some tips that might help you determine how many fish you need.
Author's note: The following is an open letter to the Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish. - LP Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the draft of your 2015 - 2020 Division of Sport Fish Strategic Plan.
Few things are as rewarding for a beginning fly fisherman than a forgiving fish that will bite at just about anything. For those willing to make the trek, grayling in the clear, cold lakes of the Kenai Mountains fit the bill nicely.
The water dripping off the eaves has thickened into crystal stalactites, and outside my window snowflakes swirl before settling into a fine dust on the frozen ground - a sign that winter, with its slower pace, is still upon us.
When some fishing buddies heard I was headed to a particular Western Alaska stream, they said to be sure I had a good supply of mouse patterns — that’s right, giant foam or deer-hair dry flies that mimic various voles and shrews, and...
Author's note: This column, edited slightly for brevity, previously appeared Dec. 9, 1988, in "The Tides," a Clarion supplement. For reasons that defy logic, as most things about fishing do, we anglers prefer not to angle close to home.