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September 11, 2005, 00:30
My family just came in for a visit here to Alaska and I had a chance to take them down the river. The boat kept getting stuck on these things so I figured we pull in a few to thin out the herd. Took us about an hour, we had no problems on the return trip so it must have helped. The family came away with 65lbs of fillets. not too bad.
September 11, 2005, 00:31
September 11, 2005, 00:33
Heres my brothers first 2 salmon ever caught (and brought to shore, lol)
as you can tell the mosquito's were really bad around his face for some reason.
September 11, 2005, 01:53
Really nice fish Jason! Did y'all smoke them? Or some fresh on the grill? Am I wrong or does that johnboat have an Oklahoma liscense on it? I love smoking the salmon I get, I like cold smoking them, takes some time but really worth it. Do you get a bunch ready for winter?
September 11, 2005, 02:36
Nice catch! Back in 1975 in Fairbanks I fished the Chena river at the Peger road bridge and the bridge by the Chena River Camp ground, during the early summer. All that I cought was Graling, I did not like them for eating. I would fish from 10 pm to about 1 am. I miss that catching 30 or more fish a night. I really like Fairbanks, was last there in Sept. 1992. RM
September 11, 2005, 03:11
Give me a 200 lb halibut any day..
September 11, 2005, 09:31
I would like to try Salmon and Haibut fishing too....it is; however, a long ass way from Georgia. We did catch a bunch of blue crab last weekend.
September 11, 2005, 12:22
These are silvers I usually send them to family or friends, I try to keep just the Kings as they are better tasting to me. Smoke a little but mainly vacuum pack and freeze fillets. Your right about the OK tag on the side, I haven't put the ak #'s on yet, we are so far out I dont think anyone really cares (jinxed myself now)
Failrbanks has some good fishing but I prefer the coast the best. Grayling are a lot of fun along with the dolly varden, light tackle and little drag heck of a fight.
I like the halibut alot!! though when living here I prefer the 40-50lb
ones. Easier to clean and taste better, but catching a big one is fun even if mine was only 185. Had to sit on him to clean him.
Its not that far but it can be expensive if you dont have someone to stay with, but you can get away without guides for fishing. If you ever decide to come up this way let me know I'll try to fill you in on the good spots.
September 11, 2005, 16:48
Spent a week camping in Prince William Sound last month and thought I would share more Alaska Fishing pictures.
The halibut may not be giants, but they sure eat good. Our largest for the week was 77 pounds.
Caught many silvers, kept some and released more than I can count.
If you guys ever get up this way you have to try it out!
September 11, 2005, 21:46
nice load of cohos jason, and they'r still bright enough to get some good-eatin filets off them. we're gonna stay at allen pnt cabin and fish up nakwasina river for a few days at the end of the month. hopefully we'll get our last bunch of cohos to smoke up for the winter. last report we head is that there is a sow w/ 3 cubs hanging out by the cabin, i'll be takin the .375H&H plus my para FAL, maybe even the 870 for some duck huntin, we'll see though. last year up the river i had a boar about 200 yrds away begin chargin, i had the franken FAL loaded with hirt in a 30 rnd mag, i though 'oh boy, here we go', but it turned out he was chasin some pinks or cohos and turned away at about 100 yrds (he was in the shallows of the river). i was as ready as i could be and if he woulda come within 50 yrds, i woulda started firing (i get a bear tag every year just in case...). i guess thats all part of the fun (adventure?). gotta love trudging through waist deep grass, walkin in freshly killed pink salmon and steppin over bear piles and not being able to see 10 ft in front of you. when walkin in those areas i'm carring the rifle at the ready with my finger on the saftey ready to put er to fire, since i always have the most firepower, i'm always point. oh well, goes with the game i guess. one things for sure, i aint no timothy treadwell.
September 13, 2005, 03:50
What part of the sound were you in? I live in Cordova.
September 13, 2005, 04:38
Nice chunk of fish you have there!
September 30, 2005, 11:29
We go out of Valdez and usually only out as far as Reef Island/Bligh Reef, but that will change when I get my own boat :D
October 01, 2005, 03:50
been in that area many times, I was stationed on the Coast Guard cutters Sweetbrier and Sycamore out of Cordova, some good finshing in this area.
When you get your boat motor on over to Cordova way and ill show you some new holes.
October 04, 2005, 08:20
Thanks for the pics...what beautiful country!!
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