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    Default Situk Fishing Trip

    Got plans to hit the Situk end of April.

    None of us have every done it before. What can we expect, and what should we bring?

    Tips and pointers are more than welcome!

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    nymphs, nymphs, and egg patterns
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    Rain Gear and some beer money

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    almost forgot: two 24 packs of cans duct taped together <50 pounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKFishOn View Post
    Rain Gear and some beer money

    Thought those items were a given in SE AK?

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    I will be taking a mix of muli colored eggs (denis rodmans) and muddler minnows. Also some jiggs and bobbers. Going to try 6" pink worms this year also. I have seen other patterns work also, bright colors and dark leeches. Good luck and make sure you post a report for us here!!
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    When are you headed there?

    We just got our reservations made....At least 3 in our party so far, maybe 4-5...

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    13 May bigcox and I will be there. I am lucky to know someone that lives there, its become an annual trip for me. bigcox convinced me not to break my streak and to go again.
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    Oh Yeah! Lets hope the run was similar to last years. I read that all the steelies were a little late last year, and I think the Jedi can tell you they were. It's going to be fun regardless....no its the two month wait that is going to be a killer....especially with ice fishing being so slow.

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    *@#&ards!!!!!!!!!

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    .............?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneLunG View Post
    .............?

    Hes out of the country, something about a war zone in Iraq....He is not going to be available for a Situk trip this year.

    You will be with us in spirit, If I roll a doughnut, I will blame you *****.

    Try not to get to upset, stay motivated and be safe so we can fish the Situk again when you return. Your sacrifices are not forgot by this American. Thank You.
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    Based off of our last two trips, I think you guys have it right with the mid May timing. Last year was a humbling experience on that river. I think you two will catch a bunch....if not just line a dark ole boot too keep from having a goose egg to report. I look forward to seeing photos of some chromed-out metal heads.

    Are you guys doing 5 days like we planned since 3 was not enough and 7 days walking the Situk was too much?

    On a side note, looks like I'll be there on the 7th or 8th of April. I'll give you a call once I get in. The good thing is, the ole lady can only take a few days off, so fishing time will be at max....i'm sure that you can muster a few days of being "sick" at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan Salmon Sith View Post
    Based off of our last two trips, I think you guys have it right with the mid May timing. Last year was a humbling experience on that river. I think you two will catch a bunch....if not just line a dark ole boot too keep from having a goose egg to report. I look forward to seeing photos of some chromed-out metal heads.

    Are you guys doing 5 days like we planned since 3 was not enough and 7 days walking the Situk was too much?

    On a side note, looks like I'll be there on the 7th or 8th of April. I'll give you a call once I get in. The good thing is, the ole lady can only take a few days off, so fishing time will be at max....i'm sure that you can muster a few days of being "sick" at work.
    13th - 17th

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    Will be there at the same time, went the same week in 2005 and had a great time. Lots of steel in the river in the last week of April.
    I have only used yarn balls, local guides say they work best.
    Check this site for the latest river conditions: http://www.situk.net/river_reports_index.htm

    See you in Yakutat!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tight Lines View Post
    Will be there at the same time, went the same week in 2005 and had a great time. Lots of steel in the river in the last week of April.
    I have only used yarn balls, local guides say they work best.
    Check this site for the latest river conditions: http://www.situk.net/river_reports_index.htm

    See you in Yakutat!!

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    Hey Dave,

    Judging by the lack of snow behind you, I'm guessing that photo was taken in Mid-May? I hope so......maybe the Jedi and I will see you on the river then.

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    bigcox

    Nope it was the last week in April, the weather was very warm in 2005. No snow anywhere it was a extreemly warm spring. I'll be there the 24th through May 1st fishing with Bob Fraker.

    Dave

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    what I've noticed about the situk is dark colors work well (my best pattern has been the egg sucking leach and deans river lantern) lots of people fish the situk so the fish see a lot of flies and I think they get scared off by the bigger colorful flies.

    I'll be there may 9-15 (right after school gets out). I'll be the one on the side of the road with a six pack and my thumb (9 mile bridge or bust!)

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