Wrangell Sentinel -

By Sarah Aslam
Wrangell Sentinel 

Hooligan brighten up the Stikine again

 

March 30, 2022

Courtesy Cinda Stough

From left: James Stough Sr., Kaleb Stough, Don Roher, 6-year-old Bryson Stough and Bonnie Roher fill a tote with hooligan on the middle arm of the Stikine River at Farm Island last Thursday.

The hooligan are back.

When the eagles disappear from town and the sea lions start hauling out on the beach at Lesnoi Island, it's a pretty sure bet hooligan season is upon the Stikine, said David Rak, forester at the U.S. Forest Service in Wrangell.

If you go to the north side of Wrangell Island, Rak said, you can hear the sea lions barking from a spot where hundreds haul out on the beach at Lesnoi Island.

"When the eagles all disappear from town, they're over there," Rak said last Wednesday.

Jamie Stough, 72, and Cinda Stough, 67, live on Farm Island - and have lived in Wrangell their ent...



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