An ocean of change: Warm gulf leads to unusual happenings, worried scientists

...other hand, has been great, he said."We've had, in my opinion, some of the best king salmon fishing as far as bigger fish go for like five years," he said. "It was a wonderful feeling to have a big salmon on the line, fighting to try...
Winning king 'hit like a ton of bricks'

...the net," Sage said.Sage, who was born and raised in Juneau and has been fishing since he was 10 or 11, said the biggest fish he'd caught before was around 25 pounds.They didn't catch it until about 7:30 p.m., though, and weigh-in...
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Say hello to spring kings

...she said. At $35 a ticket, that's between $24,500 and $28,000, on average. The anglers with the top 20 biggest fish will place; this year's winner will collect a combination of cash, gift certificates and other prizes for a total...
Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

...managers on Tuesday unanimously adopted a West Coast ban on new commercial fisheries for forage fish, the little fish that big fish and seabirds depend on for food.The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted the ban by unanimous vote while meeting...
Big king salmon wins Homer tournament for Kodiak fisherman

...anglers, Olsen fished alone on his Hewescraft, an open 18-foot-vessel with no cabin.That alone made landing the big fish quite a feat. Call him the Ambidextrous Angler - piloting the Sea Alaska, reeling in the 30-pounder and then netting...
Bigger fish

...up to the numbers it had in the early 1990s, releasing about a million coho every year."At the beginning next year, we should see the combined effect of larger fish and more coho overall," Focht said. "Everyone likes bigger fish."
A family affair

...according to the Golden North Salmon Derby website, the biggest fish caught was a 27.9-pound king by Max Mielke. The...his dad Friday morning and had already reeled in "two big fish" by 11:35 a.m. He said it was "hard" to reel...
Lineman's long trip from Mississippi to Ketchikan

...shown me all the great things about Ketchikan. I've hiked up Dude Mountain and Deer Mountain. I've also caught bigger fish than I've ever caught before," Elliott said. "They have inspired me to do a lot of things in life I thought were...
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

Alaska has the image of being a man's land. We have big fish, big bears and big dog sled races. But did you know Alaska also leads the nation in empowering women?The Last Frontier has...
John VanEpps

...after retiring from their jobs. John enjoyed fishing on his boat "The Cod Father" (too bad Diane always caught the bigger fish!) and with friends and family anywhere from Alaska to Minnesota to Mexico. John was huge football fan, "Go Minnesota...


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