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    Man did we have a great time fishing the Situk last week, floated the river 4 times in 5 days. We stayed over night at the forestry cabin 3 or so miles down from the bridge. Lot’s of winter over fish mixed in with new bright chromes coming in on the tide. We would float down till we see 25 to 50 fish holding, pull the drift boat over and start hunting them, lots of fun. I would like to thank everyone on the forum for your help and fishing tips to make this happen. Thanks again for all the pm's can't wait to go back.
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    were there quite a few fish up by 9 mile yet?
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    I remain jealous.

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    Default Drooling...

    Sweet, glad to hear ya had a good trip.

    Less than 20 days before I get there myself...seems like the days are dragging by.

    Thanks for sharing, now pass the napkins.

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    Keep the reports coming i know alot of people going the 28th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    were there quite a few fish up by 9 mile yet?
    Yes fish were caught there very day at the bridge as we slipped
    the boat in the river,,,, also around 3 + feet of snow on the bank and almost had to snow shoe to the cabin from the river. We took our snow shoes but never used them.
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    Did you guys try and hike above 9 mile bridge? How about new logjams? I am assuming that if there is new logjams that they have been cut apart and a path made. Just curious how the river faired this winter and what shape it is in?

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    No we are too old & to fat to-do much hiking The River was cut out on April 2, we followed a drift boat outfitter down river that morning as they were cutting out the last of the logjams & sweepers. It was so cool to float it every day and only see 1 or 2 boats & 4 to5 people on the water. Talk with a guide in town he said 3000 fresh fish came in the river that week and his clients picked up 12 to 15 fish apiece on the 4th.

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    What were you getting them on? Jigs? Flies? Pink worms?

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    Cool, please post more pictures.

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    Fish were hitting pink jigs in the morning & light orange yarn flies that you could see light through later in the day.
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    Well this got me and my group fired up!! We fished Steelhead on the Situk in 2005 and have been fishing Salmon there over the last 15 years. Now were planning a 2010 Steelhead trip on the Situk as we have other places to visit this year (Karluk & Paramanof Bay for Silvers). All I did was send a couple of these pix to my buddies and we were off and running.

    Situk Steelhead 2010 is now in the planning stages .

    Thanks for your report!!

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    It can't be too easy to land fish with all those log jams.

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    Thanks for your post and pictures. VERY NICE!!!!
    I'll be on the Situk May 26th.....staying at the Raven.
    Would you care to comment on how you fished the jigs?
    Thanks, Buck


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    Fish were hitting pink jigs in the morning & light orange yarn flies that you could see light through later in the day.
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    Smile Float Device

    What type of floating device did you use that you would stay at the cabin then run the river from 9 mi bridge to the cabin several times?

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishook View Post
    Man did we have a great time fishing the Situk last week, floated the river 4 times in 5 days. We stayed over night at the forestry cabin 3 or so miles down from the bridge. Lotís of winter over fish mixed in with new bright chromes coming in on the tide. We would float down till we see 25 to 50 fish holding, pull the drift boat over and start hunting them, lots of fun. I would like to thank everyone on the forum for your help and fishing tips to make this happen. Thanks again for all the pm's can't wait to go back.
    Buck Sheward
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    8 sec.
    Iíve fished the Situk many times and from what I can gather they stayed at the cabin one night and floated form the bridge to the pull-out 4 times. There is no way to get from the cabin to the bridge without either going all the way down the river to the pull-out and other than flying back to Yakutat from the air-strip by the cabins but the boat still has to go all the way down. The best steelhead water is below the cabins.




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    Hereís how we round tripped back to the cabin evey night....We rented a Drift Boat & a Suburban, drove to Nine Mile Bridge and launched the boat there,,,,, floated 3 river miles down to the cabin to spend the night,,,, we would wake up early the next morning and drifted 8 or 9 river miles out to the pullout,,,,, load the boat on the trailer and shuttle back to the bridge to re-launch and float back down to the cabin for another night's stay. It was not easy to make it back to the cabin before dark and get a whole lot of fishing in.
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    Fishhook
    That makes for a really long day!!!! Great report, my group of intrepid fishing fools is heading back in 2010 based on your report.

    Can't wait!!

    TL

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8seconds View Post
    Thanks for your post and pictures. VERY NICE!!!!
    I'll be on the Situk May 26th.....staying at the Raven.
    Would you care to comment on how you fished the jigs?
    Thanks, Buck
    Buck.
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    Google up Mark Anderson / First Bite Jig's.

    We fished our jig's sidedrifting out of the drift boat trying to make it as natural a presentation as possible keeping the jig around 6” off the bottom under a strike indicator and or small adjustable float. It worked for us in the slower deeper water were the fish were spooky. When the steelhead would see the boat it was all over,,, they would scatter like mice when you turn the light on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tight Lines View Post
    Fishhook
    That makes for a really long day!!!! Great report, my group of intrepid fishing fools is heading back in 2010 based on your report.

    Can't wait!!

    TL
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    2010 it is,,, I'm saving for it now.

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