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    Default Winter fly fishing

    Hey just wondering if any one knew of any streams that weren't frozen over near Wasilla area. I can't take the wait till fishing "season" is in full swing lol I need my fishin fix!

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    Kenai river is one of few that mostly stays open in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronicsen View Post
    Hey just wondering if any one knew of any streams that weren't frozen over near Wasilla area. I can't take the wait till fishing "season" is in full swing lol I need my fishin fix!
    Nope. May mebbe.

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    Well......Fish Creek, where it runs under S. Big Lake Road is mostly open.
    Only thing is, its closed to fishing.

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    Be careful walking out on the ice ledges to fish. Yesterday a guy on the Kenai had the ice break out from under him while getting ready to flyfish by the bridge. He was in the water for over 18 minutes they said on the news. Lucky is was seen and had first responders down there quickly to help out getting him closer to the shore by throwing a day pack with some paracute cord to him while the rescue team got the call and got to him and got him out. They said he had gone completly under at least a couple times. He was lucky and got rescued and immediatly flown to Anchorage to recieve medical attention. Haven't heard much more about it since it read it on KTUU.com yesterday afternoon.
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    The report on the trooper log is on this page.

    Here's the text:

    Location: Cooper Landing

    Case Number: 12-17590

    Type: Water Rescue



    Text: On 2-25-12 at approximately 1040 hour, dispatch received a call of
    man in water on the river

    at the bridge in Cooper Landing . Bob Overman, 57 of Cooper Landing, was
    walking on the ice to

    get into position for fly fishing. He broke through the ice and went
    into the water. Overman was

    able cling to the ice while his fishing companion, who was on the other
    bank of the river, called for

    help. The witness stated that Overman had submerged at least once. First
    on scene was a member of

    the Cooper Landing Volunteer Fire & Rescue and an Alaska Wildlife
    Trooper. The two used a parachute

    cord tied to a backpack to throw out to Overman. After several attempts
    Overman was still in the water

    but approximately 10 feet close to shore. A second member of the Cooper
    Landing Volunteer Fire &

    Rescue arrived on scene. He was able to put together a make-shift lasso
    to throw out to Overman.

    Overman was able to get the lasso wrapped on his arm so he could be
    pulled out of the water and

    25 yards closer to shore where the ice was thick enough to support his
    weight and the weight of the

    three rescuers. Overman was loaded onto a rescue sled and pulled to an
    ambulance waiting at a

    residence nearby. The ambulance transported Overman to an airstrip and
    he was flown to an

    Anchorage hospital by LifeMed. Overman had been in the water for
    approximately 18 minutes.



    Author: KWW9

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    That was "Fly Bob" that took the winter swim. A buddy was in Cooper Landing today and inquired with the waitress at a local joint. She said Bob was back fishing the river today. That's what I call a die hard, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannerAK View Post
    That was "Fly Bob" that took the winter swim. A buddy was in Cooper Landing today and inquired with the waitress at a local joint. She said Bob was back fishing the river today. That's what I call a die hard, eh?
    Does flybob have a white beard? If so, that may or may not be him on the left, yesterday.
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