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Post by ak_powder_monkey » Fri May 12, 2017 11:35 am



At first I just wanted to catch one. The mythical fish.

Finally I caught a kelt while king fishing. It was amazing, like a giant rainbow, so cool.

Then I wanted to catch a lot of fish

I ended up getting a job at a steelhead weir. I had a river to myself with thousands of fish. I was a glutton catching all I could.

Then I wanted to catch a big fish.

I spent a month catching as many fish as I could, until I caught a 38" buck

Now I find myself looking for that fish. The one. That special fish that I'll remember forever.

I have previously travelled to islands in Southeast Alaska three times. Had one hook up total in that time. This year I decided to return to my natal city and keep searching.

Part of the allure for me is the little things, getting there is really half the fun.

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Sometimes the little things are quite big
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Sometimes the little things are trout
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Every time I go to southeast I feel like I'm going home.

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And sometimes after years of walking through the woods you stop and see a pair of fish and it all comes together and you find yourself holding a chrome hen with sea lice and more colors than you thought imaginable. Then you get to watch it swim away.

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Post by Spicytuna » Fri May 12, 2017 12:00 pm

That is where its at man.

Pretty cool to feel like walking along with you.

I had one trip there many years ago and had an outstanding day on Rainbows but that steel is where it all comes together.
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Post by The Po Thead » Fri May 12, 2017 3:51 pm

Deeeeeeecent.

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Post by The Wandering Blues » Fri May 12, 2017 7:10 pm

In the most respectful, awed, reverant tone--- you suck.
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Post by Snagly » Fri May 12, 2017 7:48 pm

Always impressed by your photos, with that first one of the hen really special this time.

Thanks for sharing.
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Post by austrotard » Fri May 12, 2017 10:32 pm

where the fucking hell have you been, pat-rick?
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Post by fatman » Sat May 13, 2017 12:28 pm

strong :smile
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Post by Fishwater » Sat May 13, 2017 1:07 pm

Very nice.
austrotard wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 10:32 pm
where the fucking hell have you been, pat-rick?
Ummm....Southeast Alaska?

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Post by fishskibum » Sat May 13, 2017 1:43 pm

I think I missed your ski season
Reguardless way to start the other season strong
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Post by stillsteamin » Sat May 13, 2017 3:25 pm

Great pictures, beautiful fish. Your locals are cooler than mine.
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Post by Bobwhite » Sat May 13, 2017 4:57 pm

Nice work, Monk!

Summer plans?
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Post by ak_powder_monkey » Sun May 14, 2017 7:25 pm

Bobwhite wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 4:57 pm
Nice work, Monk!

Summer plans?
Guide a bit here and there, fish a lot... Maybe ski a little, mountain bike a ton.

here one for SFB
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and one from the time we camped in -6F and only caught 2 fish

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