Many many thanks to the folks who've shared their fishing trip stories and pictures here.
This one is ours from July and August 2011.
(might take me a bit to remember how to get some pictures up, so bear with me please)
It kind of started back in July of 2009 when a bunch of us from an internet fishing forum got the bright idea that it might be some good stuff to take a fishing trip to Alaska. My thanks to the guy who thunk it up originally, 'cause if not for him I'd have still been sitting here on my butt, ten miles west of the Gulf of Maine, wishing I'd get there someday. We"d all been fishing together before on a bunch of one and two day charters, some more frequently than others for the last five or six years and all of us had the vision of fulfilling the promise of dipping a line in some Alaska waters. So, thanks Captain Johnny, Bill, Mike, Alphonzo, and Marc for making this all happen.
As it turned out, six of us from that forum took the plunge, arranged some charters, housing, vehicles and travel plans and were looking forward to getting acquainted with the Kenai Peninsula. Two of the guys had been once before but the other four of us were rookies. It turned out that the eleven days we had planned for this trip were way way too short a time for such an incredible place.
July 18, 2011 rolled around and from airports in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York we winged it north and west.. And when you're a fisherman yup, hopes were flying high too. WOW, what an eye opener! Eleven to thirteen hours of flying and connecting flights later and sure e'nuf, it's still broad daylight in Anchorage! Makes "eyeballs pop out of your head" moment what with the spectacular scenery from the air. All us eastcoasters biological clocks took a bit of a razooing that day, lemme' tell 'ya.
(to be continued)
There's a pic or two from the salt as well as likewise from the fresh. I'll try to post the freshwater ones over in the other forum (probably screw it up a bit so cut me a bit of slack - hey, I'm a little rusty at this stuff