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    Default So, where are you going for the first fishing of the year?

    Personally, I'm thinking it'll be steelhead on the Kasilof in mid-April, if I'm not iced out.

    I'm not sure yet where the first saltwater will be, or for what, any suggestions?

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    Default PWS

    for me ill be out around knight somewhere 1st part of april probably.

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    I've been fishing throughout the winter (even though volunteer work has been consuming most of my weekends), and my next trip is a 5 day fishing trip on ice during the last week in March.

    My first planned liquid fishing/shrimping trip is to Knight Island in mid-May.

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    It's bad luck to catch the 3 fat dollies living in my boathouse, but it's nice to know I don't even have to leave the dock to fish...

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    Default cant wait!

    Starting in April It's trolling for kings on my days off, and the other days it's Dollies from shore after work.

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    Default Dollies

    Case -

    You better hide your 3 little pets. Im gettin the bug bad!

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    Ill do a shake down run on the upper kenai when i get back from flordia the first or second week of april. Ill throw a few different patterns and see if i can hook anything up, Then maybe willow for some grayling a bows in early may the some peninsula lakes after the ice goes out
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    Default Tradition

    It's my thing to dip a few ooligan to start the season off right.

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    I'll be starting on spring break in a week it'll be in the mendenhall river and auke lake...
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    8am tomorrow!

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    Homer, in early May, fresh halibut and Maybe a King..............

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    the Naknek for huge rainbows next week


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    Default What!?

    People quit fishing?

    Like Mark, the only time I haven't been fishing was when the ice was too thin or it was too cold. No, come to think of it, I even found some open water in early November when the ice was still forming.

    Open water fishing tomorrow too... but I won't say where.

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    Winter King derby will start my season
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Winter King derby will start my season
    same here and then to knight island or jackpot bay in pws on memorial day weekend

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    Default homer or kenai

    either homer king derby or upper kenai trout... hopefully this month, depending upon weather.
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    Cool Steelies in the Kasilof ?

    I've only fished the Kasilof River a few times,either at Crooked Creek from the bank,or I've taken my mini-drifter from the highway bridge down to Coho campground.The wife and I have done pretty well on Reds,not so well on kings (yet).Any places you could recommend for steelhead.I fished the Olympic Peninsula for 26 years and have had ample success down there.Still have a lot of learning to do up here.What a great thing to look forward to.See ya on the river
    To any thinking about doing the Homer Winter King Tourney-------DO IT. Wife and I had a totally cool time last year.I caught 2 white Kings (no money fish but who cares)16.0 lbs and 16.4 lbs.Excellent eaters! And it just felt soooo good to be on the water.Rubbed elbows with Larry Czonka at the social Friday nite,talked with him at the weigh in,then had breakfast Sunday morning at adjoining tables.Super nice guy not full of him self like so many present pro atheletes.So do the derby.Some of us have to work that week.
    Last edited by Mark Collett; 03-09-2008 at 12:58. Reason: add comment about Homer Winter King Tourney

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