Kat Sorensen

Kenny Regan, of Seward, shows off some silvers caught during the Seward Silver Salmon Derby going on through Sunday. The 2019 Derby is dedicated to Monty and Florita Richardson, longtime Alaskans who helped shape Seward’s charter fishing industry and participated in in the Salmon Derby for six decades. Monty ran his charter business well into his 80s and passed away this spring at 101 years old.
                                Photo courtesy of Kenny Regan

Tight Lines: Seward’s Silver Salmon Derby continues

Coho sport fishing on the Lower Kenai River is picking up but still reported as slow.

 

There are a lot of paths to choose from in Seward, like the Lost Lake Trail. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Too many roads to travel

The idea of multiverses has been big lately, in this one at least. The theory goes that the world we live in is just one… Continue reading

 

Photo courtesy of Seward Chamber of Commerce
                                The Ferrin family of Anchorage show off their catches from 2018’s Seward Silver Salmon Derby. Colleen Ferrin took home second place in the overall tournament with a 16.19 pound fish.

Tight Lines: Seward Silver derby starts Saturday

The silver salmon have returned to Resurrection Bay, with cohos being caught as close as Caines Head

 

One of Silverfin Guide Service’s clients shows off a king salmon caught in Anchor River in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Gary Sinnhuber)

Fish and Game works to protect kings

The sustainable escapement goal is not expected to be achieved.

One of Silverfin Guide Service’s clients shows off a king salmon caught in Anchor River in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Gary Sinnhuber)
A dipnetter fishes on a boat in the Kenai River in July 2019. (Photo courtesy of Robert Valadez)

Tight Lines: Kenai River dipnetting closes after strong season

Through July, over 1 million late-run sockeye were counted with sonar.

A dipnetter fishes on a boat in the Kenai River in July 2019. (Photo courtesy of Robert Valadez)
In lieu of a photo of a deformed fingernail, the author shows off some funky fingernails and daydreams of a day soon when she can get a manicure without explaining what happened to her thumbnail. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Thumbs up

I accidentally ripped my fingernail out just as I was about to meet a large group of people. They all extended their hands toward me,… Continue reading

In lieu of a photo of a deformed fingernail, the author shows off some funky fingernails and daydreams of a day soon when she can get a manicure without explaining what happened to her thumbnail. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tight Lines: Kenai River fishing slowly, but surely, improving

King fishing on the Kenai River is still slow, with the prized game fish trickling in.

Meet the newsroom: Homer News reporter Megan Pacer

Megan covers education, city government, local sports, crime and, sometimes, arts and entertainment.

Photo by brian mazurek/peninsula clarion
                                Claudia Henley, front left, shows her grandson Austin Feagin a few tips while dipnetting on the North Kenai Beach on Wednesday.

Anchorage business offers dipnet processing

Fish waste will be used to make fertilizer.

Photo by brian mazurek/peninsula clarion
                                Claudia Henley, front left, shows her grandson Austin Feagin a few tips while dipnetting on the North Kenai Beach on Wednesday.
John Hakla from Eagle River heads back into the water while dipnetting on the North Kenai Beach on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Central Peninsula weekly fishing report

The fish have been trickling into the nets since the personal use fishery opened on July 10.

John Hakla from Eagle River heads back into the water while dipnetting on the North Kenai Beach on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kat Sorensen runs along a crossover trail on the descent on July 4, 2019, during the 92nd Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kat Sorensen)

Tangled up in Blue: A few Irish steps

In their extravagant dresses and tightly wound curls, my cousins would dance their weekends away. Irish stepdancing is marked by intricate footwork coupled with a… Continue reading

Kat Sorensen runs along a crossover trail on the descent on July 4, 2019, during the 92nd Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kat Sorensen)
Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion
                                Annie Cromwell of Anchorage brings in a sockeye salmon while dipnetting on the north beach in Kenai in June 2017.

Dipnetting is here!

The dipnet fishery opened Wednesday and will run through July 31.

Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion
                                Annie Cromwell of Anchorage brings in a sockeye salmon while dipnetting on the north beach in Kenai in June 2017.

Meet the Clarion: Pressman Sean Jones

Sean Jones is on his seventh year and counting with the Peninsula Clarion.

Fishermen took to the mouth of the Kasilof River for opening day of dipnetting, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tight Lines: weekly fishing report

King salmon fishing continues to be slow on the Kenai River

Fishermen took to the mouth of the Kasilof River for opening day of dipnetting, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The winning fish in this year’s halibut tournament was reeled in by Guy Minske, left, and weighed 257.8 pounds. (Photo submitted by Seward Chamber of Commerce)

Anchorage man takes home Seward Halibut Tournament win

The fish was caught in early June, which is unusual for the tournament.

The winning fish in this year’s halibut tournament was reeled in by Guy Minske, left, and weighed 257.8 pounds. (Photo submitted by Seward Chamber of Commerce)
A rescued dog is pictured at the Kenai Animal Shelter on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna, Kenai to consolidate animal shelters

Starting July 1, Soldotna will pay $42,000 to Kenai for the care of 150 animals

A rescued dog is pictured at the Kenai Animal Shelter on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
The old windows in Kat Sorensen’s apartment are painted shut from the inside and the outside which can cause some issues on hot, Alaska afternoons. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Windows

My slanted, attic apartment downtown in Seward has a lot of charming flaws. I have to brush my teeth in my kitchen sink, for one,… Continue reading

The old windows in Kat Sorensen’s apartment are painted shut from the inside and the outside which can cause some issues on hot, Alaska afternoons. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Sarah Walters of Seward snags for sockeye salmon in the saltwaters of Resurrection Bay near Seward. Snagging for salmon is only allowed in saltwater. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tight Lines: Fish and Game timid about king fishing

The use of bait on the late-run king salmon fishery will be prohibited starting July 1

Sarah Walters of Seward snags for sockeye salmon in the saltwaters of Resurrection Bay near Seward. Snagging for salmon is only allowed in saltwater. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Meet the Clarion: Mail room leader Jason Antebi

Antebi just celebrated his fifth year with the Peninsula Clarion

Resurrection Bay is photographed from Seward, Alaska, in March, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward launches birding festival

The event includes art and food vendors, kid activities, birding competitions, talks and boat tours

Resurrection Bay is photographed from Seward, Alaska, in March, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)