Reeling 'Em In

Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick wraps up his summer fishing column

It was a short, strange, summer but it looks like the season for doubling the layers of my rain gear has finally arrived. Soon the… Continue reading

 

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Reeling ‘Em In: Try out Nick’s smokin’ salmon brine recipe

I was watching some cool looking, single engine, private jets rocketing out of the airport the other day when I realized they were a nice… Continue reading

 

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Reeling ‘Em In: Skill level of some fish filletters is surreal

Last weekend as I was cruising the Homer Spit’s cleaning tables to see what was flopping on the cutting counters, I came across a surreal… Continue reading

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Reece Tousignant, 15, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, poses with a pink salmon he caught on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon in Homer, Alsaka. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips for catching those cohos

I’m still receiving complaints that the smug silvers are continuing to drive some of you nuts at the Fishing Hole. Remember, they are fish and… Continue reading

Reece Tousignant, 15, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, poses with a pink salmon he caught on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon in Homer, Alsaka. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Fishermen try to catch silver and pink salmon on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the mouth of Resurrection Creek in Hope, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers are still not strong in Fishing Hole

While Turk and I were watching the water evaporate at The Fishing Hole early last week, a guy let fly with a rig composed of… Continue reading

Fishermen try to catch silver and pink salmon on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the mouth of Resurrection Creek in Hope, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers not coming easily in lagoon

I have found myself challenged by a perplexing conundrum brought to my attention by some exceptionally annoyed piscatorians haunting the fishing lagoon in search of… Continue reading

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Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Dolly Varden fishing opening up; silvers sneaking in

The staff at the Reeling ‘Em In headquarters has been diligently sifting through a myriad of cyber correspondence from fisherpersonage bemoaning the fact that they… Continue reading

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Reeling ‘Em In: Kings still around at fishing hole while silvers not yet here

Reeling ‘Em In: Kings still around at fishing hole while silvers not yet here

The weather was phenomenal over the Fourth of July weekend. Visitors, as well as locals, seemed to enjoy barbecuing themselves along with the goodies they… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Kings still around at fishing hole while silvers not yet here
Reeling ‘Em In: Nick says ‘So long, and thanks for all the feedback, tips and tales’
Reeling ‘Em In: Nick says ‘So long, and thanks for all the feedback, tips and tales’
Reeling ‘Em In: Alas, poor Thrasher — it’s time for Nick’s revered fishing rod to retire
Reeling ‘Em In: Alas, poor Thrasher — it’s time for Nick’s revered fishing rod to retire
Reeling ‘Em In: Smoky days didn’t stop Nick from catching some righteous cohos

Reeling ‘Em In: Smoky days didn’t stop Nick from catching some righteous cohos

Last week was a bit wild with the fire flare ups, road closures and hanging smoke. Until the winds finally showed up, the inside of… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Smoky days didn’t stop Nick from catching some righteous cohos
Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers won’t get relief from sun until later in the month
Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers won’t get relief from sun until later in the month
Reeling ‘Em In: How to give a 12-year-old boy a good time fishing — and get skunked, too
Reeling ‘Em In: How to give a 12-year-old boy a good time fishing — and get skunked, too
Reeling ‘Em In: Finicky silvers have specific bait requirements, doncha know

Reeling ‘Em In: Finicky silvers have specific bait requirements, doncha know

It’s time to take a look at the fishing report for the week of July 30 - Aug. 5.

Reeling ‘Em In: Finicky silvers have specific bait requirements, doncha know
Reeling ‘Em In: Try Nick’s smart tips for catching silvers at The Fishin’ Hole

Reeling ‘Em In: Try Nick’s smart tips for catching silvers at The Fishin’ Hole

The key to get into the winner’s bracket is to remember a few simple facts.

Reeling ‘Em In: Try Nick’s smart tips for catching silvers at The Fishin’ Hole
Reeling ‘Em In: Learn the difference between kings and silvers

Reeling ‘Em In: Learn the difference between kings and silvers

It’s time to take a look at this Week of July 16 - July 22.

Reeling ‘Em In: Learn the difference between kings and silvers
Reeling ‘Em In: Mud Bay offers chance at halibut fishing — without the puking

Reeling ‘Em In: Mud Bay offers chance at halibut fishing — without the puking

Slamming 10 to 40-pound flatfish with salmon tackle in shallow water is addicting.

Reeling ‘Em In: Mud Bay offers chance at halibut fishing — without the puking
Reeling ‘Em In: Snagamania starts at Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon

Reeling ‘Em In: Snagamania starts at Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon

The tides are going to be rockin’ some righteous change-outs

Reeling ‘Em In: Snagamania starts at Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon
Reeling ‘Em In: Not even dinosaur-killing virus can stop Nick from his report

Reeling ‘Em In: Not even dinosaur-killing virus can stop Nick from his report

It’s time to take a look at fishing report for the week of June 25 - July 1

Reeling ‘Em In: Not even dinosaur-killing virus can stop Nick from his report