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    Default Goals for 2010 season

    Was trying to think of some goals to accomplish for the 2010 season, here's what I got so far

    1. Catch all 5 pacific salmon species on a fly rod
    2. Catch a nice spawning colors red for the wall
    3. Beat my best king so far, 50lbs
    4. Get a 'butt over 100lbs
    5. Learn how to dig razor clams
    6. Get a center pin rig and learn what that's all about
    7. Get a bow over 25"
    8. Catch my first steelhead

    What do you guys think? Anyone else have any goals for the season?
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    Default My goals...

    1. Catch my first King Salmon
    2. Catch a Silver on a fly rod
    3. Catch some fish...any fish...on the flies my wife and I have started tying

    I guess I have some pretty amateur goals for now. It is good to have goals, though--I am making small steps with this Alaska fishing stuff.

    Raptor, looking over your list--you're going to have a fun season. I'd be hard pressed to do any one of those, except I have learned to dig clams. Make sure you get to that one, it'll be a fun day.

    I'd love to get any great spawning color salmon for the wall.

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    Goal 1. Have foot and leg in walking condition in order to hit Memorial Day opener.

    Goal 2. Russian River Opening night

    Goal 3. Catch a 30 Inch Rainbow

    Goal 4. Enjoy every minute of the Midnight Sun!

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    1. Catch all 5 Salmon species on the fly on the same day on the same river.

    2. Catch a 50lb plus King

    3. Catch a Steelhead larger than 37 inches.

    4. Catch a rainbow over 30 inches.

    5. Fish a river I have never fished.

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    1. Win the Homer halibut derby

    2. Win the Seward Silver Salmon Derby

    Besides those two things, my main goal every year is to be safe on the water and have no major break downs on my boat. I guess my third goal is I want to catch some ling cod and some yellow eye

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    Great topic, Raptor. Here are my "I'm new to Alaska" goals for 2010:

    1: Catch (ideally on a fly rod) all 5 Pacific salmon species
    2: Catch a sheefish
    3: Get acquainted with the streams and rivers in the Fairbanks area in order to find my "go to" fishing spot.
    4: Find an AK northern hot spot.
    5: My dad's fishing dream is to catch an Alaskan King and Halibut. Make sure he catches both when he visits in June.
    6: Combat fish
    7: Fish on Kodiak Island
    8: Get involved with my TU chapter
    9: Meet a fishing buddy or 2
    10: Have a day of catching; not fishing

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    Catch fish, have fun
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default have fun with the family

    Just have fun with my family and watch the kids catch fish

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    1. Catch a King
    2. Catch a Silver
    3. Catch a Halibut
    4. Get some fishing buddies (All of mine moved last season).
    5. Learn how to smoke fish.
    A bad day fishing is still better than a good day at work.

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    1. Catch fish
    2. Find new spots in Seward and Whitter
    3. Catch over #50 Kenai king
    4. Be able to fillet fish witout cutting my finger off this year!
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    Good topic! My goals are simple and tend to be similar each year.
    1 - catch enough shrimp to last till the following Spring.
    2 - explore at least 3 bays I haven't been to.
    3 - catch a limit of Chitina Reds
    4 - Put a couple halibut and Ling cod in the freezer
    5 - get the family out into wild Alaska accomplishing the 1st four.

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    1. Make sure the wife doesn't fall in the river and hurt herself this time
    2. See the wife catch a Red for the first time with a fly rod
    3. Catch our limits of Reds on the Russian and the Kenai
    4. Catch a but before Chuck on our up and coming charter on Ebbtide
    5. Catch a larger But than Chuck
    6. Get our limit of Silvers on the charter as well
    7. Finally, a safe flight home with a cooler full of great tasting fish!

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    Dude, Number 4 and 5 are never ever gonna happen. I will smoke you like a copper river red again this year just like in the past. Get used to being the Wheel dog. Your view will never change looking at the lead dogs () bumm

    My goals, hmmmmm

    1. Trophy grayling fishing with my wife
    2. Break the 30' bow barrier


    3. FINALLY GET THAT JOHNSWA TO ROW MY RAFT SO I CAN FINALLY FISH ON THE DRIFT
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskachuck View Post
    Dude, Number 4 and 5 are never ever gonna happen. I will smoke you like a copper river red again this year just like in the past. Get used to being the Wheel dog. Your view will never change looking at the lead dogs () bumm

    My goals, hmmmmm

    1. Trophy grayling fishing with my wife
    2. Break the 30' bow barrier


    3. FINALLY GET THAT JOHNSWA TO ROW MY RAFT SO I CAN FINALLY FISH ON THE DRIFT
    Goal #7: Watch Chuck dislocate his shoulder from patting himself on the back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjkoestler View Post
    Great topic, Raptor. Here are my "I'm new to Alaska" goals for 2010:

    1: Catch (ideally on a fly rod) all 5 Pacific salmon species
    2: Catch a sheefish
    3: Get acquainted with the streams and rivers in the Fairbanks area in order to find my "go to" fishing spot.
    4: Find an AK northern hot spot.
    5: My dad's fishing dream is to catch an Alaskan King and Halibut. Make sure he catches both when he visits in June.
    6: Combat fish
    7: Fish on Kodiak Island
    8: Get involved with my TU chapter
    9: Meet a fishing buddy or 2
    10: Have a day of catching; not fishing
    Dude one of your goals is to combat fish? haha that's an intersenting one! I guess the biggest goals I forgot which a few others mentioned is to be safe and have fun with family and friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSWA View Post
    Goal #7: Watch Chuck dislocate his shoulder from patting himself on the back!

    Hey somebodys got to love me. I love me so me
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    1. Meet some new people to fish with
    2. Float a new river or two
    3. Figure out what fly to use and when without having to go through my whole box!
    4. Tryout my new fishing gear from x-mas!

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    1. Find some "honey holes" for shrimping in PWS.

    2. Learn how to dial in on the salmon consistently with my new down-rigger in PWS and Seward, then catch a crapload of them.

    3. Get my 2 young boys out on the ocean for the first time!

    4. Find some consistent halibut spots within 40 miles of both Seward and Whittier ports.

    5. HAVE FUN!!!

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    Talking Are these goals like New Year Resolutions ?

    Lets all hope not...here's my list of things to make happen:
    1.Spend as much time as possible out on the water,either on the bank,in my kayak,in my drift boat with wife or friend,or in my Klamath on rivers lakes or salt.
    2.Make every trip safe and enjoyable for all.
    3.Help the wife catch a 50 lbs King,her best so far is 38 lbs.
    4.Bust an 80 lbs King for me to best my 78 lbs personal record.
    5.Fish off Kodiak cause I haven't been there yet
    6.Catch a King on my fly pole with a fly I've tied myself.
    7.Help a newbie catch thier 1st fish regardless of species.
    8.Land a 100 lbs Butt.
    9.Do better than 23rd place in any derby
    10.Get more lings
    11.Fish rivers that I haven't been to yet.
    12.Get my 26 year old son up here to catch his 1st King
    13.Bring my grand kids up here to catch anything.
    14.Learn something new every time I'm on the water.
    15.Teach a new idea to a rookie and help them enjoy our great outdoors.
    16.Get to know some forum folk live and in person.
    17.Above all else....Have a great year...
    Good luck to all this year
    Mark

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