Friday, March 25, 2016

2016 Homer Winter King Tournament

The 23rd Annual Homer Winter King Tournament was held on Saturday, March 19th.  448 boats with 1508 registered anglers fished in near perfect conditions in pursuit of Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, the king salmon.

In the seven hour event, 448 king salmon were caught and registered. The largest was 26.45lbs and the payout for the winner was an amazing $31,668. The total payout for the tournament was over $180,000.

Not a bad way to spend a Saturday in Homer, Alaska.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring is Here!

Today marks the first day of spring.  More daylight and warmer temperatures leads to thoughts of fishing opportunities right around the corner. Since the May/June king fishery has been put on hold, I'm looking forward to the Russian River red salmon run and it's now less than three months away!

The Russian River "combat" experience is not always everyone's cup of tea. If you start with the mindset that it's going to be social, you won't be disappointed fishing this popular destination. Remember, attitude is everything and how you approach your day will determine your success.  If you find you cannot tolerate the attitudes of the people around you, don't let that ruin your day.  The easy solution is to move until you find a group of fisherman who are like minded.
My best advice for the Russian River has always been to fish real early, like 3am-4am early.  I have found the crowds to be light and the people who are crazy enough to get up that early to fish know what they are doing. As one of my friends would say, "if you go from 9-5 you'll be dealing with the amateurs, and lots of 'em".

Russian River 2016......count me in!

Sunday, March 13, 2016


This week, the Beaver Creek Cabins & Guide Service blog surpassed 150,000 visitors. A big thanks to all of you who think what I share is mildly entertaining and informative.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dog Humor: In Honor of the 2016 Iditarod

Funny stuff.

Last September, I was on an emergency run to Trustworthy Hardware to replace a few lures I lost while guiding. I parked my truck and while I was walking into the store I saw this.  Initially the the two St. Bernard's caught my attention.  It wasn't until I came back out of the store that I noticed the license plate. 

Anyway, today is the official start of the Last Great Race on Earth, the Iditarod sled dog race. I could explain it but the video below from Hobo Jim is all you need to hear.  Enjoy!

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