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 Post subject: Re: Alaska again
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:14 pm 

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My favorite/tuff week. The Sgt. Major went through Ranger school in 1974. The Major was later, I forget but they met during the invasion of Grenada when the Major was but a lieutenant.
They served together through Panama, The Balkans the first gulf war and later into Afghanistan. The Sgt. Hands have a blotchy look them, the flesh having been burned off during three repeated trips into a burning helicopter to rescue injured men. He is pushing 70 and would still be a handful in a fight.
The Major is a wreck, two steel rods hold his spine together, his back having been broken in Afghanistan. His pelvis had been shattered earlier in the war by an RPG hitting his vehicle. The repairs to his pelvis have failed. His pain is incredible but he still shuffled into my boat.
They both love to fish, it’s been slow but we’re still finding silvers.Image
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:03 am 

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Bless you for helping them fish.

and please thank them, from all of us, for their service.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:36 pm 

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God bless. :(

War isn't something we should enter into, lightly. The cost is high.

Thank you for helping them enjoy something in life.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:33 am 

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Thank you! Thank them!

Great to see the fish jumping!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:21 pm 

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It was an Arctic Char day, Flew 70 miles in a Beaver to a stream full of spawning sockeye. Bears and wolfs are our only competition. It was a good dayImage
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:22 am 
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Beautiful fish looks like a great time.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:06 am 

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One of my favorite streams, lots of char and Grayling, but no rainbow. By the first of sept there will be silver salmon showing up and char bigger then the silvers. Gets kinda exciting.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:30 pm 

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Char is an amazing meal. Only had it two times and both times, hands down the two best servings of fish I’ve ever had. Looks like a fun trip!


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Wow, it looks like you have had quite the season (y).
Thank you for the beautiful photos :wink:!!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:33 pm 

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We feel very fortunate to have made it through to this point, though we’ve fallen to about 40% of our bookings, the fishing has been fantastic.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:39 pm 

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A Katmai National Park RainbowImage


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:28 am 

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Wow (y) what an amazing fish!!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:39 am 

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What’s amazing is you can catch fish like that all day long. Some bigger, to 26” or so, smaller of course but a steady diet of fat rainbows 20 to 24”.

Guy was lamenting he didn’t go Silver fishing this year, so for Guy.
Had a couple of guys from Minnesota in camp. Great guys been fishing with them about 10 years. They wanted something different, I suggested we use one of their fly out days for silvers instead of rainbows; I know a place 100 miles south, Image
a plan was hatched.
First 12 casts yielded 10 silvers landed. At about 45 minutes they had lost count of the hook-ups. At about 46 minutes the first Sage x exploded. Not to worry the intrepid guide had brought a spare 8wt. At about 1100 hours the second Sage 8wt blows up. Again a clients rod. I’ve become concerned about the safety of my Winston.
We finish the day rotating on fish hooked, no idea how many Silver salmon were hooked but it was non stop.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:41 am 

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:06 am 

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Oh, yeah, it'd be hard to take with that sort of action. Can only imagine that your clients were pleased to have had the opportunity. Excellent report that makes us all envious. (y)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:08 am 

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Very cool! That looks like some seriously awesome fishing!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:35 pm 

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Brooks falls, as Guy has pointed out, should be on everyone bucket list. Bear viewing is spectacular, fishing is good too! From earlier today, it’s only 20 minutes away. !Image
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:25 pm 

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Molly on over watch. Keeping an eye out for bears seals or anything else that disturbs her tranquil post.
I’ve one week to go, I’ll be home on the tenth.Image


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:29 pm 

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Last day guiding.
My home river is famous for its oversize rainbows. On his third cast today this young fella landed a 33 inch monster. Good way to finish up. Image


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:59 am 

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Fish of a life time!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:53 am 

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:04 am 

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Have you ever seen “Cast Alaska”?

It’s an indie ( independent film maker ).

The story is all set in Alaska... it’s all about a quest to catch monster rainbows. Most the footage is a couple from Anchorage, but they meet their fishing friends and follow them too.

Very easy watching, normal people catching fish on Rivers in Alaska.

It is very motivating to book a trip. That Rainbow is exactly what they were after. They did catch many beauties along the way.

It’s available on Amazon prime video for free.

Watch it if you can.

I think it does a decent job of showing you what kind of weather and fishing one might encounter?


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That is one well fed fish! Absolute beauty.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:40 am 

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mjcmichigan wrote:
Have you ever seen “Cast Alaska”?

It’s an indie ( independent film maker ).

The story is all set in Alaska... it’s all about a quest to catch monster rainbows. Most the footage is a couple from Anchorage, but they meet their fishing friends and follow them too.

Very easy watching, normal people catching fish on Rivers in Alaska.

It is very motivating to book a trip. That Rainbow is exactly what they were after. They did catch many beauties along the way.

It’s available on Amazon prime video for free.

Watch it if you can.

I think it does a decent job of showing you what kind of weather and fishing one might encounter?


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I have not seen it but I will see if I can watch it on my way home Thursday. I have had several people mention it.
The pure, wild 30 inch Rainbow exists in a few rivers in the Bristol bay region. I have fished for them most of my life I’ve also hunted elk and mule deer since I was 12. Ive guided to a couple of fish like this a year on what is likely the very best river to catch them. They are certainly the equivalent of a 350 bull or a 200 mule deer.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:35 am 

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Excellent! That's a lot of fish right there! :)


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