Tight Lines Photos 2012

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Photo courtesy of Oz Arundell. This 14 pound red was caught mid-July by Barb Beeman on the Kenai River, off a private fishing platform/dock up river near Big Eddy. “The size of the smile certainly mirrors the size of the fish, doesn’t it?”
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Left: Carol Allis of Phoenix caught this 300-pound halibut on Wednesday aboard the Daze Off with Capt. Willie Beachy of Reel Fun Charters to become the new leader in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.
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Photo courtesy of Sonja Olson. JJ, Bathory and Kylee holding their first salmon of the year caught on the Kenai River.
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Photo courtesy of Frank Goldthwaite. Jordan Goldthwaite caught this 30 pound halibut in Tutka Bay out of Homer on his father’s boat, “Dad’s Dream.”
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Janet Galley sumbitted this photo of a 40 halibut she caught last summer. It was “my first time on the Peninsula ever ... and my first time halibut fishin’!”
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Photo courtesy of Nick Ohlrich. Nick Ohlrich submitted this photo of a rainbow trout caught on a dry fly on the Russian River a few weeks ago.
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Chris Hawkins and sons Luis and Nathan with Luis’ 42-inch, 36-pound king caught June 5.
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Amber Newton submitted this photo of her son Colby Newton, 6, and his fish caught at Canoe Lake. “He was very proud,” Amber said.
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Josh McNeal submitted this photo of his first Kenai king salmon caught on July 7, 2011.
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Photo courtesy of Roger Byerly. Mary and Bill Henningfield, and Mike and Mary Massey from Wisconsin, and Troy and Julie Long from Texas came home with a nice catch of halibut and four kings, three over 30 pounds. They were fishing with captain Chris Worley on the MarlieRae owned by Anglers Lodge.
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Robert Dederick submitted this photo of a hooligan, one of the first fish to return to Kenai Peninsula streams each year.
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King Salmon are arriving in the salt water south of Deep Creek. Fishermen with Spinner Dave’s Sport Fishing out of Ninilchik caught three on May 19 with the biggest weighing in at 41 pounds. This photo, taken by Gail Miller, shows Mark Lafountain from Washington, Tim Franklin from Anchorage and Dale Miller of Eagle River.
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This photo, submitted by Laurie Johnson, was taken March 14. She writes, “We stopped to take photos of the swans on Kenai Lake when this man started fishing ...”
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Kevin McGrath caught this king salmon on the first no-bait day of July 2011. “It was drift boat Monday and the fish weighed in at 70 pounds. You can’t beat fishing in Alaska,” McGrath said.
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Josiah Fischer, left, took a first place last year in the Trustworthy Hardware and Fishing Ice Fishing Derby Kids Division for this 3.24-pound pike.
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Linda Smith shared this photo of a good day of fishing on the Kenai River last summer.
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Soldotna guide David Wilson of Let’s Fish shows off a 30-pound rainbow caught by a client on Sept. 23. The fish measured 39 3/4 inches in length and 23 inches in girth.
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Desi Baker his 8-year-old son, Sammy, who caught his very first red this summer, with no help from Dad, on the Kenai River.
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Photo courtesy Dan Donich, of Daniel’s Personalized Guide Service Anglers show off their catch after a day of winter fishing out of Homer.
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Damon Braden, 3 years old, shows off a 5.64-pound burbot, caught Feb. 6, the biggest biggest fish so far of Trustworthy Hardeware’s ice fishing derby, which runs through the end of the month.

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