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Klawock to Sitka, 2012.

We have arrived safely in beautiful, sunny, Sitka by the Sea! Highlights included: Weather: Sunshine and calm seas! Fishing: Four halibut in 40 minutes. Wildlife sightings: a black bear in a tree [Prince of Wales Island], a brown bear in the grass [Baranof Island], wolf tracks [Kuiu Island], Sitka blacktailed deer, eagles, and a raven, which woke us up this morning by digging in our fruit box and eating our last banana! Beachcombing treasures: Abundant interesting flotsam, much of which is assumed to be tsunami debris. The beachcomber's prize for the trip goes to Captain Kurt, …
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Father Daughter Fishing Adventure


Rob Day & His Daughter Stephanie fished with us from Aug. 7-11, 2012 and we can’t thank Rob enough for allowing us the opportunity to show Stephanie our awesome backyard. Day 1 found us with our limits of delicious rockfish, lingcod and yelloweye all before 2pm.  The fishing was hot as we jigged up fish after fish and enjoyed the great weather and flat calm seas. After soaking in the fantastic Natural Hot Springs(again-yay!) and eating a big pile of Rockfish Olympia we were officially hot spring noodles and ready for bed! Rrrrraaauuughhh! is apparently Sea Lion for …
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The Texas Crew, Guns Up!


August 1-4, 2012, Warm Springs Bay, AK Awesome weather, jigging for rockfish, motor-mooching for salmon and enjoying all the sights of Sitka Sound were the highlight of the day. Soaking in the idyllic Hot Springs with a belly full of Rockfish Olympia was the crowning touch.   Kurt, do we have to soak in those warm, wonderful Hot Springs again? OK!! when can we go? Was the question posed after bonking fish all day. Leonard earned 3 nicknames on this trip, among them was “Shortliner” as he couldn’t keep fish off his line and really was trying to take a break in …
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Put On Your Mean Face!


“Put your Mean Face on Diana. Reel, Reel, Reel!” coached Kurt from the back deck as Diana was tied into yet another rockfish from below.   “Double, Triple, Quadruple Fish On!” “We need help out here TrinaBug!” shouted Kurt. The Pennsylvania crew was tired of reeling up who knows what variety of Rockfish after Rockfish aboard the GLACIER so we finished off Day One with a soak in the newly renovated clean natural Goddard Hot Springs.  The Bald Eagles put on a show of aerial aerobatics picking up the carcasses near the boat as we watched the sun go down …
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Bill & Leigh’s Awesome Alaskan Adventures


Warm sunny weather and calm seas found Wyomingites Bill and Leigh catching MONSTER Lingcod and Yelloweye off remote pinnacles until their arms were jelly and they had enough of the toothy critters from under the “Neath!” Can you believe how HUGE those Lingcod are? Awesome! Other highlights were touring and anchoring near “Bird Island” and enjoying all the Puffins, Murres, Guillemots and Bald Eagles... watching big, wild Brown Bear up close and personal & catching big Steelhead in front of thundering waterfalls... Picking Salmonberries while …
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