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    Default K-Bay bears, just FYI

    If you are heading to k-bay for bears be advised that the weather has been pretty cold still, and there is not yet much green-up across the bay. Also, there has been nearly unprecedented interest in hunting down here this year. I have never had as many calls asking if I transport (I no longer do), and talking to our park ranger and local bio they have been fielding calls constantly about "are the bears up" and "where should I go".
    friends of mine who were staying at a private cabin is sadie last Sunday described a constant presence of boats motoring up and down the cove.... And there weren't any shots fired.
    "hunting" in Sadie or Tutka is more like a game of center fire whack-a-mole this year.
    im not saying don't come or don't try, but just be aware that it's crowded down here this year already.
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    I cruised up there this weekend just to look at snow level and seen one boat headed out. Still a lot of snow and didn't see many tracks in the snow either.

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    I guess I will have to check out the shore birds this weekend...

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    Probably better to head around over to the Port Dick area where it's getting some good southern exposure.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Probably better to head around over to the Port Dick area where it's getting some good southern exposure.....
    And at least 5-8 transporters out of Homer doing multi-day trips.
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    Never been to port dick. I have tried twice but only made it to port Chatham before weather turned on us.

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    All but one of the bears we saw this weekend were up high in the snow. They were digging out green shoots and old berries. A bunch of goats were hanging out on a few rock faces. There was very little green beach grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan Gunner View Post
    All but one of the bears we saw this weekend were up high in the snow. They were digging out green shoots and old berries. A bunch of goats were hanging out on a few rock faces. There was very little green beach grass.
    was that you guys i saw headed into halibut cove lagoon yesterday about 2:15?
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    T'wasn't me. We never made it that far east. We were in setnet skiffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan Gunner View Post
    T'wasn't me. We never made it that far east. We were in setnet skiffs.
    Okay. There was a skiff with three guys in it that worked from bear cove to halibut cove lagoon. A little late in the day I thought....
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