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Thursday, 29 July 2010 01:22

Fall nookie is better than none!

Anglers can look forward to one of the best returns of chinook salmon in several years when the fall fishing season gets under way Aug. 1 on the Columbia River.

Fisheries managers are forecasting a return of 655,000 adult fall chinook this year, which is up from a return of 429,000 chinook last year. If the run materializes as expected, it would be the largest fall chinook return since 2004.

Published in Pacific Northwest
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 11:16

Conquered kingy a cunning fish

 

It wasn't clear who was reeling who in when Tony Jackson went out fishing on a foggy morning recently.

The Alicetown man was fishing from a kayak on Wellington Harbour on January 29 when a tug on his line indicated something big had taken the bait.

Maybe too big.

In a 20-minute battle, he says the fish hauled him out towards the Heads, then towards Wellington before doubling back to Eastbourne. Fish, kayak and man finally ended up on Ward Island beach.

The kingfish is renowned as a fighter, "a very cunning fish. They'll wrap themselves around obstacles and so on", Mr Jackson says.

This one was 15.2kg (34lb).

Friday, 11 December 2009 19:21

Howard McKim

Its hard to talk about serious kayak fishing without the name Howard McKim.  After giving up his spots on the beaches and jetties, McKim took up kayak angling in 1996 and hasn't looked back.  Just a few years later, in 2003, McKim started Ketchian Kayak Company in the heart of salmon country.  Here he offers kayak based eco-tours and kayak angling chargers.  They'll pick you up, take you to one of their kayaks, and get you on the fish.  From four hours tours, to multi-day remote fishing trips, McKim and Ketchikan Kayak will surely not disappoint!

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