Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Good catch

On a nine-day vacation in Alaska to celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary, Crook County residents Tanya and Dustin Harden booked a fishing charter in the town of Seward with Saltwater Safari Company, under Captain Noah Wamsteker.

"This day of fishing, May 28, was planned for halibut fishing," says Dustin.

"It was mid-afternoon when the captain instructed us to reel up so we could move to another location. The fishing had slowed up a bit, so it was time to try another spot."

Or was it?

Tanya felt a swift weight and it became difficult to reel in the line.

"Now she knew she had a fish on, and...