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There are No Bad Days when the Salmon are in at Depoe Bay!

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Mark, my bride and I were just talking about making an RV and Kayak trip to Alaska next summer, we've both lived up there in the service but the salt fishing was always out of military fish camps at Valdez and Seward. Other than that it was grayling around Fairbanks. We're getting a little old for a long trip but next year will work good and I'd like to set up something in any of the waters you mentioned. Art


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Mark, that was a phenomenal fishing report.  Thank you so much - I could FEEL alaska in your writing.

I absolutely need to do that experience -- I'd be concerned I may never "return" from a trip like that. 

Thanks, Thanks Alot!


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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

I would think going back to Alaska every year would get boring..... Hmmm

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Just read this beauty again.....come on fishing season !


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Wow!  This was a blast from the past.  Perfect reading for a cold winter's day.

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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  • Lingcod
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I agree, great writing for motivating dreams of next year and what is possible.


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What an excellent read. Again.
" History shows, again and again, how nature points out the folly of man"  BOC


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Thank you for rekindling this story; the stuff dreams are made of...
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Yup.. great read. I gotta get up there someday.


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What a great trip congrats on the sweet halibut thanks for sharing 👍
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