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Winter hikes at Echo Cove
web-posted Thursday, December 28, 2006
With boats put away for the winter and limited fishing opportunities, the quiet winter beaches are not visited much. However, a bonfire with the kids, or a stroll exploring the low tide can be just as much fun in January as in June. A person merely needs to dress for the occasion. In the Juneau area, the public road ends at the head of Echo Cove.

A winter warm up
web-posted Thursday, December 28, 2006
A properly executed fly cast is not only graceful but also poetic in its motion and delivery. Whether the cast is a rebound shock cast from a single-handed rod, a distance cast with a double-haul, or a spiral single cast from a two-handed spey rod, all forms of fly-casting are governed by the same common principles.

Alaska Board of Fisheries Says Fish Come First in Bristol Bay
web-posted Thursday, December 28, 2006
Pro-salmon supporters of a fish refuge in the Bristol Bay watershed, home to the word's largest remaining salmon run, claimed victory today in Dillingham after days of public testimony ran 4-1 in favor of Alaska's first fish refuge.
Outdoor Recreation and Trails Advisory Board seeks applicants for citizen input
web-posted Thursday, December 28, 2006
The Division of Parks and Outdoors Recreation would like to invite interested parties to apply for the vacant Southeast Representative seat on the Outdoor Recreation and Trails Advisory Board.
Alaska Board of Game rejects Pack Creek hunting proposals
web-posted Thursday, December 28, 2006
The Alaska Board of Game recently concluded its Southeast Region regulatory meeting in Wrangell.
Alaska Salmon Fishery MSC re-certification on track
web-posted Thursday, December 28, 2006
Alaska's salmon fishery is on track to being recertified as sustainable under the Marine Stewardship Council standards for sustainably-managed fisheries, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game recently announced. The State of Alaska has offered its assistance to the MSC in an effort to streamline the process for fisheries seeking recertification.
Video educates on fishing vessel safety
web-posted Thursday, December 28, 2006
Unstable vessels account for 35 percent of all commercial fishing vessel losses in the United States each year. The new Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program instructional DVD, Fishing Vessel Stability: Operational Practices, seeks to educate fishermen about the importance of understanding and following stability guidelines unique to their individual vessel.
Tying the Disco Mouse
web-posted Thursday, December 28, 2006
I was digging through my fly catalogues for something festive that would help us bring in the new year. Things were looking bleak, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but a pattern called the Disco Mouse. And suddenly it was 1977.