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Winning king 'hit like a ton of bricks'

The 37.05-pound king salmon that longtime Juneau fisherman Kyle D. Sage caught off the rocks on North Douglas has netted him first place in this year's 19th annual Spring King Salmon...
Local | Outdoors
ERC Editorial: Farmed Atlantic salmon for sale in Juneau - what's up with that? Commercial fishing is an important part of Juneau's economy and has been for generations. In 2013, Juneau fishermen earned a total of $25 million in gross earnings from their catch. Commercial fishing is the largest private employer...
Friday's Fireside Lecture to focus on "'Chinook' Salmon in Transition" the species was designated Alaska's official state fish and hypothesize about why so many kings are caught by Juneau fishermen standing on the shoreline at False Outer Point or Picnic Cove in May.Fireside Lectures began in 1962 when the visitor...
Halibut catch sees first increase in decade

JUNEAU - Fishermen in Alaska will have access to slightly more halibut this year than last.The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday...
State | AK legislature
Study: Tongass transition stalled

...they're selling 30 million a year ... Timber sale is the only thing the industry lacks."Kirk Hardcastle, a Juneau fisherman who serves on the Forest Service's Tongass Advisory Board, said the timber industry has been relying too heavily...
Chinook salmon take center stage at Friday Fireside chat

...He'll discuss Southeast Chinooks' life histories, flesh color variations and why so many kings are caught by Juneau fishermen at False Outer Point or Picnic Cove in May, among other topics.The first lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. and...
Rych Clime's fish tale: The little hook that could

...Spring King Derby with a 41.4 pounder. But that doesn't mean Clime doesn't have a chance. Several long-time Juneau fishermen predict the bigger kings will show up later in the month, but whatever happens, Clime is assured to have one of...
Photo: Launch-time

Juneau fisherman Keegan McCarthy applies anti-fouling paint Monday to the hull of his 38-foot fishing boat, Ocean Point, near the University of Alaska Southeast Marine Tech Center. McCarthy spent Monday preparing his boat for launching today.
Juneau fisherman looks for peace, memories in his work

When the countdown began, 10 seconds from the start of the 1st Annual Quick Draw Saturday afternoon at Centennial Hall, Juneau artist Mark Vinsel studied his photograph and steadied himself. "I was shaking a little bit," said Vinsel, 46, a four-times-a-week fisherman and the office manger for United Alaska Fishermen. "I had a cup of coffee this morning and no breakfast. The other reason was, I was just a little nervous doing something like this."
Year of the king: Numbers, prices up

...appear to be running at their strongest in more than a decade and their asking price isn't half bad either. However Juneau fishermen, such as Matt Cole, have good reason for guarded optimism. Cole was so disappointed with last summer's rock-bottom...


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