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Ripp
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Alaska fishing/work trip--2017
      #304646 - 31/08/17 11:47 PM

Recently got back from seeing clients and yes, getting in a little fishing on the side..work went well and the fishing was incredible..salmon run this year was one of the best in recent memory..silvers were running very strong while there..

ALL I know is, I will NEED to go there and inspect the operation on a more frequent basis..


Fished with Riversong Lodge about 30 mintues by float plane NW of Anchorage --and then flew to King Salmon Lodge, King Salmon Alaska..

20170822_101306 by A Hoffart, on Flickr


20170824_173521 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

Untitled by A Hoffart, on Flickr

20170822_062417 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

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Edited by Ripp (01/09/17 01:24 AM)


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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Ripp]
      #304654 - 01/09/17 06:10 AM

Good to see you mixing work with pleasure too matey!
You take some lovely shots. Some nice fish as well, hope they were nice eating.


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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: 93x64mm]
      #304657 - 01/09/17 10:00 AM

Gotta get up there !!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: 500Boswell]
      #304658 - 01/09/17 11:01 AM

Filet and prepared pics should be mandatory in these threads! Looks like an awesome time!

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: 008]
      #304680 - 02/09/17 06:36 AM

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Filet and prepared pics should be mandatory in these threads! Looks like an awesome time!




YES, I brought back about 50lbs of salmon with me ...plan to have some this weekend..will see what I can do..

Ripp

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Ripp]
      #304690 - 02/09/17 10:54 AM

Smoked Coho is WONDERFUL! Alder chips with a bit of apple thrown in.

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Daryl_S]
      #304708 - 02/09/17 05:15 PM

Ripp, I like your your business style

Congratulations on both a good business and fishing trip.


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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Rule303]
      #304713 - 03/09/17 03:42 AM

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Ripp, I like your your business style

Congratulations on both a good business and fishing trip.




I plan to go back there in Sept next year..do a bit of fishing and a bit of bow hunting for moose..there were a lot of moose in one area we floated and called a bit..just the adventure and experience of it would be great fun..along with the incredible scenery..

Fair amount of bear as well..come across one track that was close to 9" wide..that's a big bear..also going to have to make sure I bring my "good rain gear".. in all my trips up there which is close to a dozen now..only a handful of days where it wasn't raining at some point in the day..was told this year in particular they had a ton of rain..

Have a few more pics including the bear track I will post when I get back in the office..archery for elk and deer opens today in Montana..too hot and smokey for now..but plan to head out in a couple weeks when the elk should be in the thick of it for bugling..

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Ripp]
      #304719 - 03/09/17 07:44 AM

Good stuff! Great to be able to combine pleasant pastimes with work!



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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Ripp]
      #304727 - 03/09/17 04:21 PM

One of my mates in in Alaska at the moment hunting for Bear and moose. Last time there he shot a record book- for the area Caribou but did not see a single bear. So please post pics of the bear track, if he does not get a bear this time I will show him what a bear track looks like and of course give him grief over it.

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Rule303]
      #304774 - 04/09/17 03:51 PM

And I thought the ten days away you announced was for a purely work trip ...

Wonderful to be able to enjoy some fun when working as well. Well done.

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Rule303]
      #304802 - 05/09/17 12:28 AM

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One of my mates in in Alaska at the moment hunting for Bear and moose. Last time there he shot a record book- for the area Caribou but did not see a single bear. So please post pics of the bear track, if he does not get a bear this time I will show him what a bear track looks like and of course give him grief over it.




some addl pics including the yogi track..

20170825_155737 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

This was taken by one of the guides at the lodge..
20170824_040329 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

Bristol Bay...
20170825_155503 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

20170821_174601 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

20170821_175219 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

20170821_222853 by A Hoffart, on Flickr


20170821_173210 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

20170825_155615 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

20170824_181856 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

20170823_083135 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

20170821_194746 by A Hoffart, on Flickr



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Edited by Ripp (05/09/17 12:47 AM)


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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Ripp]
      #304870 - 06/09/17 07:56 AM

Thanks for posting the photos Ripp. Sure is some good country up there. Yogi's paw print is a good size.

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Rule303]
      #304876 - 06/09/17 11:04 AM

Nice - quite a delta!

Good track, too.

The best I measured in Smithers, was 9 1/4" wide. It was a sow.

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Daryl_S]
      #304914 - 07/09/17 11:03 AM

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Nice - quite a delta!

Good track, too.

The best I measured in Smithers, was 9 1/4" wide. It was a sow.




9 1/4" wide--that is a really big sow...

9 ft plus bear squared probably..

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Ripp]
      #304916 - 07/09/17 12:55 PM

Yes - Jack Adams from Smithers hunted that sow for years, but never 'collected' her for his taxidermist display in his Adam's Igloo.

The year, 1978 that I saw and measured her track, it was on a small pea-gravel bar along a stream, caused by the previous spring runnoff. Tracy was with me hunting moose at the time and even the cub, with a 5 1/2" wide (front) track was sinking in the gravel that I wasn't even denting. I was a relatively light 185 pounds at that time, in fighting trim(lol). Both bear and wolf tracks were quite fresh, btw.

The wolf track on the same little bar was 4 1/2" wide - outside pad to outside pad - front foot track as well.

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Daryl_S]
      #304920 - 07/09/17 03:44 PM

That would be a big dog in anybody's language.

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Daryl_S]
      #304957 - 08/09/17 02:22 AM

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Yes - Jack Adams from Smithers hunted that sow for years, but never 'collected' her for his taxidermist display in his Adam's Igloo.

The year, 1978 that I saw and measured her track, it was on a small pea-gravel bar along a stream, caused by the previous spring runnoff. Tracy was with me hunting moose at the time and even the cub, with a 5 1/2" wide (front) track was sinking in the gravel that I wasn't even denting. I was a relatively light 185 pounds at that time, in fighting trim(lol). Both bear and wolf tracks were quite fresh, btw.

The wolf track on the same little bar was 4 1/2" wide - outside pad to outside pad - front foot track as well.




Call me crazy but I absolutely love walking in the wild along river streams and seeing tracks like that..more so if I am carrying a rifle than a bow however being out there and not hearing or seeing people, cars, etc..one of the things I truly like about Alaska..you hear the planes coming over once in a while..but other than that, people and other distractions are absent.. makes a guy feel alive IMHO...

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Ripp]
      #304959 - 08/09/17 02:43 AM

Know exactly what you mean, Ripp - back behind Hudson's Bay Mountain which overlooks Smithers (Cpt. Curl's been there), there were no noises - no cars, trucks, planes, mills - nothing but ours and natures.

It is a nice walk in that park, I surely do miss it.

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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Daryl_S]
      #305076 - 10/09/17 12:01 PM

Wild looking country for sure!

The bear track is a ripper!!


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Re: Alaska fishing/work trip--2017 [Re: Daryl_S]
      #305097 - 10/09/17 05:15 PM

Daryl and Ripp, those are the sort of places I like and frequent when I can. Only here the noise & person free areas base colour is red or brown consist of dirt, sand and rock with low stunted dry hard looking trees. If its green it's often to wet to get there

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