This past week’s weather patterns have been typical for this time of year. We’ve had below freezing overnight temperatures, daytime highs into the high 50’s/low 60’s and, of course, rain. The skies have been gray and, in my yard, about half the leaves have fallen off the trees. The remaining…

Friday, September 11, 2020

Our short fall season has arrived with a vengeance! The first seasonal weather forecasts have already been given calling for below freezing temperatures at night. I’m glad I’ve finis…

Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Thursday, September 03, 2020
Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Since writing the fishing column for last week’s paper, my charter fishing success for silver salmon in Mat-Su Valley rivers has started dropping off. In other words it became more d…

On Aug. 29, this past Saturday, I attended a memorial/celebration of life for Tom Payton, a well known “jack of all trades,” who had passed on a week earlier. The gathering was more …

Friday, August 28, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

If you have been reading the recent fishing reports posted on my website, you might think silver salmon fishing has been good lately — after all many of my guests have been harvestin…

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

I recently joined a group on Facebook that deals with the Fortymile caribou hunts along the Steese Highway. This particular hunt has fascinated me for several years since it’s one of…

Monday, August 17, 2020

I may have mentioned before that silver (coho) salmon are by far the most harvested salmon species taken by sport anglers in the Mat-Su Valley. For sport anglers coho salmon fishing …

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The second week of August is prime silver (coho) salmon harvest time in many Mat-Su Valley fisheries, so the week ahead could indeed provide some of the best silver salmon harvest op…

Friday, July 31, 2020

By the time this column sees print, the Fish Creek personal use fishery will be over. In my opinion, this year’s fishery was a good one, even though I, personally, didn’t net a fish.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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