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Rory

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SPOT! SPOT! SPOT! SPOT!

Congratulations on your victory.  All the more dramatic that it came at the 11th hour.  And what a beast!  I loved the whole report.  You gots some serious writin' chops man.  Awesome that you could meet up with akfihshergal and spouse.  Great stufff!
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WoW! Great write-up!   Makes me want to move there...
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Let's go to the judges' scorecard.

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A perfect trip and a flawless and exciting write up!




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And that's all there is to it." - R.P. McMurphy


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Spot? A slightly redacted version for your next nwsmag column?
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Wish I could have been there! But your story was great and at least let me know what I missed. Like a hog of a halibut!


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BTW.  That's not a Pollack.  Looks like maybe a Ronquil to me.  I caught one out of Ketchikan in 2006 and bsteves ID'd it for me.  Brian, what say you on Spot's "pollack"?

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Spot, what more needs to be said then AWESOME!

Great story, great pics, great scenery..Congrats on a great  halibut Mark!
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Thanks guys!  I'm glad y'all enjoyed tagging along.   ;D

C_Run - Yes, a bear really drank our beer, but only the good Scottish Ale (I'll post a pic of the aftermath later if I remember)

Allen - Thanks for the correction on the Ronquil.  I didn't check Alaska off my bucket list, just Cochrane Bay.  I'm still curious about Seward, SE and Kodiak.  :)

WR - I don't see this making NWS but you may see a version in one of the more kayak fishing specific mags.

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Dang! Can Mark tell a story or what.... thoroughly enjoyed that
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C_Run - Yes, a bear really drank our beer, but only the good Scottish Ale (I'll post a pic of the aftermath later if I remember)


Reminds me of the story of the infamous Baker Lake Ranier Bear. He pilfered coolers and shotgunned 36 cans of Ranier beer.  Sampled only one Busch and determined he much preferred the Ranier. They found him passed out.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-08-18-beer-bear_x.htm

Wouldn't like to be that guy the next day
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Discerning Bears agree. 
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.  --Mark Twain

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I used to be pretty good at that in high school :D
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Damn bruins. First they go around scaring us. Now they are stealing our beer!


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Nice. That halibut is awesome! Sounds like a great trip.


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 Congratulations on a great sounding trip Mark

 Epic adventures await all who travel to Alaska. Yours was a prime example. Well done sir.

 Would any NWKA'ers be interested in making a trip similar to this an annual event ? There are so many options---Kodiak with it's close in water teeming with fish--South East Alaska with so many islands and bays waiting to be explored--and there's Prince William Sound and the vast area available to find the fish of your dreams.
 
 I certainly would like to make more fishing in Alaska a reality. My 7 years there was just not enough. There is so much water to explore in such beautiful country that I feel all anglers need to add Alaska to their "bucket list".
 
 I don't know how to start a poll on here so I'll just throw out the question---who wants to go to Alaska ?

 Again-great report Mark
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She has no wrath to vent. Nor does she have a hand in kindness to extend.
She is merely there, immense, powerful, and indifferent


 

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