Episode 55 – Kings and bucks, crisis or just a dip?

Disconcerting days for locals regarding two resources – salmon and deer. I talk about the recent reduction of deer for non-qualified hunters in Unit 2 (Federal land only) and the time change of the salmon derby in Ketchikan because of Chinook returns. Concerns over the deer population in Unit 2 lead to the change from…

Episode 22- Howie Daggs

Saltwater guide Howie Daggs from Prince of Wales Sportfishing talks guiding for king salmon, carnivorous sea lions, what makes the perfect client, why wives out fish their husbands, his favorite fishing set ups and the Alaska life.

Eagle almost drowns killing king salmon

Just minding my own business, having a little campfire and watching the sun go down and nature starts to happen. Eagle dives into the ocean in front of me, attaches to a king salmon and almost drowns bringing it in. Unbelievable.  

A taste of summer in April

(SitNews) Klawock, Alaska – It’s almost 8 p.m. and there is so much light I can’t help but throw up celebratory fists in triumph over my first Alaskan winter since I moved back. I don’t know if I expected to be locked into a never-ending tussle with the cold damp darkness of winter, or I…

The power of peanut butter

Last year when my buddy Abe and I drifted into the spot known as “Pineapple” by the locals, I finished off my peanut butter M&M’s before sending the herring plug into the depths. We proceeded to reel in 30-35-pound king salmon on every pass. It was absolutely absurd. The next time we went out, more…

Prince of Wales Island 2012 – River and Ocean part I

It’s been a solid summer on the ocean so far. Last time out, we all got our kings, the biggest a little under 30-pounds. Danny, Derrick and I also made a few trips to Whale Pass to snag silvers and ended up catching most in the mouth, go figure. Here’s the video that doesn’t do…

Politeness pays off in fish

I have polite friends, and there are times I wonder what they are really thinking. If I ask say, a question about their fishing preference, the response will be polite and to the effect of, “I’m cool either way” or “sure, alright”. My Manteca buddies Danny and Derrick had never experienced the sea in small…

Alaska Training

My two friends from California are currently enrolled in my Alaska Training Course. One of them, Danny, came up last summer, so he had some idea what to expect, but Derrick had no idea. My buddy Abe took us out on the ocean, and we limited on king salmon their first full day in town….

Fishing for debris

Seeing what washes up on beaches has always been interesting. This summer it is with morbid curiosity I look to the shore. While fishing for king salmon and halibut Saturday with my buddy Abe, we spotted a buoy. Rather than the usual thought that it broke from a crab pot, or fell off a boat, we…