This whole idea of an Alaskan fishing tip began right after my girlfriends bday dinner. I sat in our hotel room and I thought to myself: “I miss fishing for stripers. I want to go to Long Island, and fish Montauk! No, Massachusetts has better striper fishing…no, I want Tuna…I wanna go to S.Cali and fish for Tuna…No No No... Alaska. Yes. I want to catch Pacific Salmon and Halibut in Alaska.”
My first thoughts of striper fishing were almost knee-jerk reactions. Its what I knew, its what I was comfortable with. However, now that I had been on the road for almost 2 full months without a home, with minimal habits formed, I thought: “Why do I have to wait to make that trip of a lifetime? I met a lot of people who waited 10-20 years to do this, so I thought that I had to do the same. Who says you cant do it when you’re 28 yrs old??”
After a brief discussion with Rose, we both agreed that we would spend a good 8 weeks in AK. That’s when I joined this forum!! Man do I not regret the decision.
We arrived on May 25th.
Our first fishing trip was for trout.
Our second major trip was out of Deep Creek:
My next experience was the Lagoon:
Next, was the Russian River with BrianM and Meat Purveyor:
PIC 1 - Rose and Lien didnt feel like fishing so they sat around drinking beer cheering on whoever hooked into fish. What a great atmosphere it was. Even though it was only 5am! HA!
PIC 2 - Can you spot the fish??! How could you miss them!!