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By The Po Thead
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[report]Back in March, I received an opportunity to work with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on the largest salmon-producing watershed in Southeast Alaska. For the last 20 years, ADF&G has been conducting mark-recapture studies on Chinook and Coho salmon to estimate the population, and the first portion of this study focuses on gathering juveniles to mark with coded wire tags. From early April until the beginning of June, we captured smolts using minnow traps and beach seines. It was truly an incredible experience to explore a place I had heard so much about, but had never been to before.

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April 10th - Lifted off the float pond at 8:00am, and watched Juneau disappear out of sight
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Cut and moved a lot of ice the first few days
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The view in Canada looking back into the US
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My digs for the first week while preping the other camp up river
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At the end of the work day, we would hit the water for a few hours
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The boat ride down river
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Checking the trap line, the morning routine
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The cook shack
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The tag shack
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Chinook
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Coho
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Sockeye
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Watched the Lone Wolf while drinking morning coffee.


More to come[/report]
Last edited by The Po Thead on Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:24 pm, edited 12 times in total.
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By Randall Dee
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Things in this shit hole have been picking up lately.

Thanks for reminding me what a beautiful part of the world I'm missing out on.

You get an A+ on the life exam.
By BobLoblaw
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Very kewl; looking forward to the rest... :Roll Eyes
By Wholetmygoatsout
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Don't leave us hanging for too long ....great stuff.
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By blumpkin
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Always been a huge fan PO, you put great stuff out there that few of us have had the chance to experience.
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By flybug.pa.
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stuff most of us dont get to do, in a beautiful place. well done sir.
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By Lurgee
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Real nice. I am going to share this with my 7 year old to inspire him.
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By Pedorro
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Wow. Great report!
That's living the dream right there.
Tks for sharing. :cool :cool
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By root wad
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Excuse me while I go thru that again. Don't want to miss a thing. Thanks.
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