Seriously folks, send us your fish tales and photos

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009

In case you haven't noticed, the Clarion has a new weekly feature on Thursdays.

Tight Lines is designed for those of you who have one thing on your mind this time of year: fishing. And from what we know about Kenai Peninsula residents -- and everyone else in the state, and country and world -- there's a lot of you.

Tight Lines offers information on Kenai Peninsula sportfishing conditions and is available online and in print.

The print product is published Thursday and includes the weekly fishing report, fishing tips, tide charts, weather forecasts and photos -- photos we hope you will send us so everyone can see what you're catching out there. We even made it easy for you. All you have to do is send your photo, or fishing tale, for that matter, to We know you're catching fish and we want to see them or hear about them.

Our online Tight Lines offers many of the same features, plus a video fishing report, more fishing stories and even recipes. You'll find the fishing report video posted each Wednesday by 4 p.m. to give you a good idea of what's coming up the rivers in time for your weekend outing. To see it, go to and follow the Tight Lines link.

We plan to do a little tweaking along the way, as well, so if you have any suggestions of what you'd like to see, send us an e-mail --

Both products also will feature guest columns by fishing addicts like yourself. Some columnists might be well-known in the community, while others unheard of. The focus is a plain and simple combination: entertainment and fishing.

What you won't find on Tight Lines is political, allocation or user-group conflict issues. Those stories will be printed elsewhere in the paper.

Our hope is that readers turn to Tight Lines to see what's new, what's biting, where they're biting and to read about the joy of the sport that for many of you compares to nothing else on this planet.

Remember to send photos as high-resolution attachments, don't embed them. We'd also like to know who's pictured, where they're from, the species of the fish, the size, if you have it, and where it was caught. Of course, you don't have to reveal the location of your secret fishing hole, just the body of water or general area.

The fish may be running a little slow right now, but we all know they're coming. Stick with us, and we'll let you know when and where you can expect "Tight Lines."

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