Alagnak River 2008

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  1. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    So I count fish for my job, I am a professional fish counter as it were :rofl: As a fish counter I get 16 hours a day to sleep, go fishing whatever... The fishing kinda sucked as in it wasn't the best fishing of my life on a daily basis. I managed to catch a few fish but the insanely high water the whole season made it tough. Also watching a fish eat a mouse fly is about the coolest thing ever.
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  2. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Gee, what a rough job, I don't see how you can stand it.
    Is there beer? Woman's? so what do ya do for fun.
    Great pics !!!!! by the way
     
  3. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    No Beer no Women, we did collect pets though (Like in the River Why)
     
  4. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    Brings back good memories of the Alagnak. Hwo many Sockeyes did you count this year?
     
  5. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    mine's the red line
     
  6. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Sounds like a job I would like, especially now that I'm officially simi-retired.

    LB
     
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    I love Alaska. Thanks for the pics.
     
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    The old cheeseburger between two pieces of safeway bread...brings back the low economical college memories....and just another way to save for more BEER :) :beer2:
     
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    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    $22.50 for a 12 pack of Hamms in king salmon bawling:
     
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    Oh :eek::eek::eek:...I forgot about Alaska Beer Prices :D ....It was like 34.99 for a half rack of Widmer or Red Hook last time I was there (few years ago). But I'll pay some extra dollars for beers for BIG fish like that in Alaska any day...you lucky SOB :thumb: :beer2:
     
  11. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    its not so bad in Anchorage... Although I think Red Hook in King salmon was 44 this year for a half rack and there were sixers for for $25... Rediculous, but worth it
     
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    Cool pics of the fish and wildlife.

    Didn't know there were lamprey in AK.

    Enjoy it while you can. It is one of those opportunities that don't seem to last forever.
     
  13. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    Yea apparently they get really big as well thats a baby one but I guess in the spring huge ones show up and get the big trout of the naknek and kvichak all riled up
     
  14. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    2.2 Million is a smaller run. I was there for 4.5 and 4 million. I will be personally fishing some of the tribs in a couple weeks. Should be some good Bow fishing with less sockeyes to hook.
     
  15. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    have fun... 2.2 is actually about half a million fish higher than the bios wanted the big runs came when the kvichak had no fish so they couldn't afford to catch any of the alagnak fish. Theres probably gonna be to many sockeyes still but less I suppose... Also as of a week ago half of morraine creek had snow on its banks
     
  16. Richard Torres

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    Fantastic pics!
    Love that underwater shot of the grayling....Amazing!
     
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    Powdr Monkey...

    I am headng out to Kukaklek next week for some fishing. You mentioned snow on the banks... ouch. I have heard the river has been extremely high lately. Have you heard anything about it lately? Sounds like you are back home in the E.R. now, but would appreciate any updates you might have.

    Thanks...
     
  18. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I'd bet the River is still high as shit, everything on this side is high. I'd hope the snow is off the banks by now... Bring leaches, zonkers, flesh, mice, and some BWOs good luck, take pics
     
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    very nice pics. i have 2 qns. 1. what kind of camera did you use. and 2. how much beer can you take to alaska? mike w
     
  20. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    well I used a pentax optio w10 and I know that two cases duct taped together weighs just less than 50#s you will find however that we have ample liquor stores up here though
     

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