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2014 My Summer in Alaska

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I am blessed to live in Alaska, "Fishing Capitol of the World" Thought I would share how things went.

Here is some highlights of fishing this last summer:

May - Caught the first recorded king salmon out of Ship Creek and got 10 seconds of glory in the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Dispatch, and Fairbanks News Miner - Glad I was using a Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle GI skirted spinner and soaking roe. I also managed trips to catch bright fat sockeye "red" salmon at Klutina River They showed up early!

June - Rain came down and messed up fly in trips for pike, no problem. I continued to chase sockeyes and filled the freezer.

July - Clear Skies and trophy arctic grayling on the top water at Delta Clearwater. Dry fly fishing at its best, I managed to land several fish over the 18 inch mark. I also made a weekend Denali Hwy escape for grayling, nothing huge caught but the mountain was out in all her glory and the weather was perfect.

August - Finally took a Yukon River trip, caught lots of northern pike and a bonus sheefish, Yum. Alask made several trips fishing for trout in the Mat-Su Valley streams produced epic times, tight lines, and lots of big rainbows. Made time to get some pink and chum salmon C&R stuff going on also.

September - Had me on the KP chasin big coho salmon and catching a personal best 17 lb fish from the mighty river (Check out this months (November 2014) issue of Alaska Sporting Journal and get the entire story)

Check out for 2014 photos.

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