Sixteen-year-old Jackson Hobbs, from Franklin, Idaho, stunned the field in the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby when he brought a 335-pound fish to be weighed at derby headquarters in the last half hour of the fishing day Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
Silvers are prized for their feisty nature and willingness to hit a lure, making them an easy target in Resurrection Bay, which supports both wild and hatchery stocks of coho. Their abundance and aggressiveness makes them fun for the whole family.Matt Tunseth
This summer marks the first time that Bird, Ship and Campbell creek anglers of Southcentral Alaska will land silver salmon raised inside the $98 million William Jack Hernandez Hatchery, a 141,000 square-foot facility in Anchorage that opened in June of 2011. Some 110,000 coho smolts were released into Bird Creek last July. Kevin Klott
Some Alaska sportfishers and dipnetters believe clubbing is the most ethical way to control flopping salmon and quickly get them out of the dipnet. But others contend it harms the quality of the fish flesh. Kevin Klott