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  • boar211 boar211 Aug 21, 2002 5:31 PM Flag

    Alaska halibut

    Greetings DSP:
    The week after 4th of July we took our first trip to Alaska. We salmon fished on the Kenai is harder to catch them than shown on tv.
    I caught a 70 pound halibut on a boat out of Homer. You should try it and take in all of the scenery, orcas, eagles, etc. It was one of the best vacations I have ever taken. Alaska is stunning and God really excelled when he made it.
    We are in the planning stages for a repeat next year...just haven't figured out to stay 60 days!

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    • yoou were lucky understand they have closed the Kenai for the next two years to preserve the runs and build them up, another area to go to is the Kind=g Salmon above Bristol Bay, great kings and fishing, previous post My grandson got a 38 lb and a 35 lb, within 40 mins of fishing, tdhis place is hot, good lodges, great guides no wind or weather, fly in fly out no problems, further info if inerested.

    • I can't help myself, I have a cousin who is a comerical fisherman out of Kodiak, for the last 25 yrs, Jim Hannah, he tells stories of going out for the halibut season with 6,000 baited hooks getting into halibut over 200lbs, they have to shoot them before they can bring them on board, if they don't they will destroy the sides of the ships, he once ran out of ammo, had another boat 200 yrds from him asked for help, the guy was in the same situation fish to big no ammo, THIS IS LIVING, pass the smoked salmon and beer, to hell with the rest of the world!!!

      • 1 Reply to tony917892000
      • Tony:
        We took a flyout for reds and they were staging in the cove leading to the upstream where they were to spawn. Unfortunately, the bears showed up and we had to take our tackle out of the water while they were near (I could have stuck my boot in one of the male's ears as he came between our boats). So out of the 5 hours we should have fished, we only had about 1 hour to actually fish.
        Still, one has to see Alaska to appreciate the beauty. You should take your grandson again. One in our party was 73 and he had a ball with the halibut.
        About all we have left in AR is pine trees. In the 50's huge oaks were everywhere.

        apologize to the board for rational exuburance.

    • You saw One of Gods real creations in alaska, if people would travel alaska and really take in the surrounds as they travel, they would really understand the wonders of the natural world. I was very fortunate to be able to take my 16 yr old grandson with me while I worked on a Air Force project in King Salmon, after the project he learned to fly fish 7-8lbs release, 40 lbs kings, bears at 22 he still talks of that trip and wanting to return to see the wildlife and just take in the views