Kodiak + Afognak + Kenai, AKA The Usual

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  1. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I just got back from my anual Kodiak trip, this year I visited Kitoi Bay Hatchery on Afognak Island where my lovely girlfriend worked. Here are the first set of pictures!

    Happy Bear (notice all the fish tails)
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    Cost Recovery Operations to run the Hatchery
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    Basically they get hired by the hatchery to catch a lot of fish, about half the run (5 million pinks in this case) and get a percentage of the catch as the the hatchery and processor
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    Here they are making a 250,000 pound set (about 60,000 fish in that net)
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    My first rockfish on a fly rod
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    Decent Black Bass, I caught several, some pinks and hooked into a lingcod which was mean and bent the hook
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    Went to Kodiak Island and probably caught a hundred of these little guys
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    Dolly Varden and Globug, The Quinessential Alaskan August Connection
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    Took the ferry back to homer and had to stop at the russian of course
    A smallish rainbow
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    A hog I snuck up on, but couldn't get to hit
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    My girlfriend with a nice bow
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    Pictures should focus on the fish, not my ugly self right? :p (22 incher BTW)
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    Average fish
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    Arielle with a 22 inch snake, I mean dolly
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    Yes I know I'm a lucky bastard, you all can come fish with me some time!
     
  2. Man, those are some nice fish. How did ya get the photo of the fish under the water? Was it waterproof digital?
    Anyway congrats, i'm dying to get to Alaska, it's so expensive, and even from Seattle.
    Frank.
     
  3. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

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    You pictures are always great! Beautiful country. Thanks for sharing.
    Mike
     
  4. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    yup underwater with a pentax w10 digi...
     
  5. dude_1967

    dude_1967 Chris

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    Thanks for this informative and visual report. I guess one man's 'the usual' is another man's dream...

    Chris.
     
  6. cuponoodle breakfast

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    Nice pics and quite a variety of fish. I recognize some of that water on the Russian.
     

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