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    Post Season in the rearview mirror...

    With Summer winding down, I thought I'd give a shot at a Season in Review thread.

    Started out in March/April with a shakedown float on the Upper Kenai with a few ne're-do-well's, complete with mooseburgers around the fire and an overnighter in a tent on a snowy beach...





    Managed to get a few other day trips in prior to late May, and then it was time to lay aside the idea of catching fish one at a time and focus on some real numbers...



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    Spent the end of May through early July running around the Eastern Aleutians, some of the prettiest Country this State has to offer...



    Got back to the Mainland long enough to get in some Quality Family Time before heading SouthWest once more to get back to the rafting and fishing...



    Even met a few of the locals and their kids....

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    Caught some fish too....







    Flew home for a week long Family RoadTrip to the Peninsula, then it was off to Katmai as well as Togiak for some more Floats....
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    Katmai had a few Bears....







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    Caught some NICE Trout, and a few over 20" Grayling.



    Camping was decent...<grin>

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    Togiak was another good float as well....







    Got home last week, just in time to gear up for some Moose Hunting, and then it is off to Fishapalooza.....

    All in all...A busy season.....
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    A season that dreams are made of...AlaskaHippie you truly are a blessed man!

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    i could only dream of a season like that. biggest bow of the summer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joefish00000 View Post
    biggest bow of the summer?
    Biggest one we put a tape to was a shade under 34"

    One of the grayling in Katmai was a solid 23"....
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    great stuff!!!!
    post some more pictures

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    AWSOME Bet you can't wait till next year to do it all again!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt26 View Post
    great stuff!!!!
    post some more pictures
    Give me a while and I'll get some more up, thanks for the kind words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadFisher View Post
    AWSOME Bet you can't wait till next year to do it all again!!!
    Yep, every year it seems to just get better and better.....
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    Hippie, my brother... you are living the dream, man... living the dream! Looking forward to meeting you in a few days.

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    Thanks John, I'll be there as soon as Family obligations allow. Looking forward to meeting a few of you guys....
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    Thanks for the awesome pics hippie! Where do you commercial fish out of?
    What a life man!
    Jim

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    Jim, False Pass on the Shumagin side.
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    Thanks Hippie for sharing the great shots of the season. Look forward to seeing you again at the palooza. Should be fun!

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