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    Default Sportmans to Jims 12/20 2008 5:45 p.m.

    Sitting here in quartz creek at sunrise. Waiting for dinner. Bridge to sportsmans looked ok but water is low up there and not moving in the upper part. Sportsman to Jim was fine. Bumped a few times but nothing major. Oh and we hooked a few fish. Sam I and Chad hooked around 16 bows landed half dozen. 2 gnarly silvers. Jose and AK powder monkey hooked up around another 10 and landed around 6. 30 degress when we launched around 10am this morning. All fish other than silvers caught on flesh flies. silvers on ESL's. If I was doing tomorrow do sportsmans to jims. Deep channels holding nice fish. All the way down. Oh and here are a few pics
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    Default nice looking fish

    Good job, I guess I but the raft away for the winter too soon

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    Yeah, yeah, nice fish But what did you have for dinner at the Kingfisher!!!!

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    King was closed for the holidays. Here are some more pics of the fun.

    Hey Chad. Were you slaying the fish there on the high bank
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    Here are a couple more
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    Nice pics, got any of the silvers?

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    We hooked a few nasty ones. There were still some chromes moving up though. Find the Silvers find the bows.

    I need to give a big shout out to Chad, I cannot remember his ID on here. His beautiful Willies drift boat is named the Kenai Mistress. he maned the oars today for Sam and I and put us on fish. The guy can work his boat. We would find the fish and he would drift us through and back that boat up effortlessly and put us back on them He did manage to hook a few fish himself. So if ever offers your a seat in his boat on the upper or the mid Jump at it. Thanks Chad, Jose (lv2fish87) and Sam for a great time on the 1st annual Winter Solstice Rainbow Run
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    Those are some nice looking fish. I'm wasting the day. I need to go catch some fish!!!
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    Default Wow!

    That is just awesome that you guys can get out on close to the darkest day of the year up here and still catch some fish as if it was summer time. Hey Chuck, I love the fact that you cant fish without your lucky hat, it obviously brings you great success.

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    Thanks for noticing. Man if that hat could talk though Id be in a world of hurt. it was cool pretty much fishing on winter solsitce. We could of and would habe caught more fish if it was not due to the light. Fish were caught all over the float. From right at the crossing to just above Jims, It was kind of like fall fishing. Find the Silvers find the bows. Not a single dolly hooked
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    Awsome day on the water! What a great way to spend a day.

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    yep that beat a lot of things
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskachuck View Post
    We could of and would habe caught more fish if it was not due to the light.

    That's the best excuse I've ever heard for not catching more fish. Winter solstice on the Kenai, no complaints of freezing eyes, just not enough light.

    I'll shoot for floating the Kenai next winter solstice! My grandfather would be proud!!
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    few pics from me




    Eagle Eating an otter?


    and to prove I caught fish liv2fish just kinda sucks at taking pictures...
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default lol

    yes i definently do suck at taking pictures... i also suck at focusing a camera ive never seen before, so that might play a part. either way.... the day started off great, caught a fish not more than 20 mins into our float.. and from there it continued.. akpm landed a beautiful 23 inch bow, that i took 3 awesome pics of.... BUTTT i didnt press the capture button just the focus... so we wont be seeing those out of the whole float we maybe bumped twice.. It was definently a pleasure fishing with akpm....he definently knows alot about what hes talking about.... and man... can that guy tie some spectacular flies!!!!


    and always will be a pleasure fishin with my buddy chuck! Chuck, you better beg your wife if you can hit it wish us again coming up here soon brother.... and if jun ever needs to be warm... because shes cold... call me, ill come build a fire for her

    had a new guy join us on the float with his 18footer.. what a beautiful boat! Chad thanks for coming along man and im sure ill be seeing you on the river this summer, and possibly the rest of our winter ?

    Good fishing gentlemen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    few pics from me




    Eagle Eating an otter?


    and to prove I caught fish liv2fish just kinda sucks at taking pictures...
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    Monkey, Nice pics, Great job. I have your 23 incher on video so I have proof we were just above you when you landed it. Nice pics buddy and thanks for the day on the water.
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    Great post w/nice pictures. Looks like you had the river all to your self. Good stuff thanks for sharing.

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    Nice meetin' you guys! It sure was a great day on the river. Catching a few nice bows was a nice bonus. Look forward to more days on the river. Especially this summer!!!

    Chad

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    Hey Chad you are always welcome in my boat but yours is just so much nicer way to put Sam on all those fish...
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Nice fish!!!
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