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    Been kinda slow on this board, so I figured I'd throw up some pics from this past year. I think I've posted some of them, but I'm not sure...Anyways, all fish were caught out of my 9ft inflatable...Pics are posted in roughly the order that I caught the fish...I would like to note regarding the king salmon that I don't think the boat helps me catch more than the guys on the shore--I just like putting around.

    Here's the first one...




    23lbs (left) and 30lbs (right)


    Not the best pic here, but a really nice fish...I tend to make weird faces when the picture isn't taken fast enough


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    Here's a 17lb silver I caught while reeling up a chunk of halibut bait (chum salmon strips from dead DIPAC chums). The halibut were both ~20lbs or so..






    Here's my big fish for the year, 87lbs. It's got that red belly that I've seen mentioned here before...



    Finally, I started putting down traps for Dungeness crabs this year. Last year I put down traps for tanner crabs, but pulling pots from 300+ feet of water got old, so dungies it is...


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    Default Nice pics

    Looks like a great place to live. Where did all the rain go?

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    Awesome, absolutely awesome! Great job!

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    DSC03656.JPGA couple of late season rainbows that we got into.

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    Things have been slow here lately. Thanks for the fish porn guys. Great pictures!!


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    DSC03663.JPG A couple of more rainbow pics.

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    I'll bite.
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    Default Lingcod on the Spongebob rod

    Hey IceBlue...those rainbows are PIGS! We get some that big in the big lakes in N Idaho, but they aren't any good to eat...how'r those AK big boys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Ron View Post
    Hey IceBlue...those rainbows are PIGS! We get some that big in the big lakes in N Idaho, but they aren't any good to eat...how'r those AK big boys?
    Why aren't they any good to eat?

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    I didn't fish as much as usual last year, but we got out a few times. We were fortunate enough to have a friend take us out for tanners last March. (Hopefully going again in a week!)





    June found us on the Russian River a few times. The first time I went packrafting on June 10th (the day before fishing opens), then we had fun with our families and kids.




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    More of the Russian:





    Caught what is probably the smallest and most beautiful fish I've ever caught on a tiny trickle of a mountain stream.




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    Probably the highlight of the summer was taking my nephew to the Russian for his first two sockeye. The tire on his bike was punctured and flat when we got back to our bikes, so the three mile push back to the truck took longer than we had planned...but our hearts were certainly light.



    Lastly, we had two absolutely stellar days of dipnetting. We hit it exactly right - thin crowds and thick schools of fish. We've been enjoying this bounty all winter and still have a bit to go. Life is good.




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    you're just killing me with these photos brian.

    but it's march!

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    Last summer was my first time fishing in AK and what a blast. While it is certainly not the biggest fish in the world, it has some really neat coloring. I caught it off the Denali Highway in one of the high mountain lakes and really got me excited to go explore more. Anybody seen a lake trout that looks like this?


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    Very cool picture, J.D. Lake trout is something I would really like to learn how to catch. I've spent a lot of time off the Denali Highway, but have only targeted grayling up there. I need to change that. Thanks for sharing!

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    Either my camera settings are off or it seems much brighter up there (in Brian's photos), lol...I think it's probably the latter...

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    Heres a few pics of my dad and my trip in July of 09
    First stop from the airport: Ship Creek

    First Red, on a fly out trip to Lake Creek. My first solo trip without my dad, he was stuck in Anchorage on business =)

    2nd Red, not quite dead

    3rd Red, caught my first tagged fish

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    One of my favorite pictures from the trip

    Caught my first Pike, nobody wanted to de-hook him so we just let him release himself

    Saw this work boat beached in the Turnagain, its amazing how significant the tide is

    Caught a dolly at aroung 1 AM, released

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