Photos from Alaska

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by Salmo Trutta, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Salmo Trutta Member

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    Here are some photos from Alaska Rainbow chasing expedition ( mid-August/mid-September).
    It was great to see mainly bears and eagles for weeks

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    big drop-offs near gravel bars are an excellent rainbows hiding places

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    tundra and mountains near upper stretches of the river

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    the rive often splits into many channels which can be anywhere form a few hundreds yards to a couple of miles.

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    a typical narrow side-channel

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    the gravel drop-off in side channel:

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    Even typical 22" late summer wild rainbow( fat from eating salmon carcasses ) give Meiser 12'6" 4/5/6 a serious band

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  2. Salmo Trutta Member

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    Burkie 9'5" 4/5/6 in action:

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    26" fat rainbow

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    This rather slim 27" came from the hidden drop-off in the main river

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  3. Salmo Trutta Member

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    Tired from building a little dam during night this beaver did not care about me being within 10' from him

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    Nap time:

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    released:
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  4. Salmo Trutta Member

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  5. Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    Awesome trip, dude.
    -Ethan
  6. Connor Parrish Member

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    looks like it was an amazing trip!
  7. Ryan Buccola I ain't broke but brother I am badly bent

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    jealous....love the burkie photos too.
  8. easymends 8100XP

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    Kanektok River?
  9. Runejl Josh

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    More Pictures Please
  10. Salmo Trutta Member

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    Kanektok River?

    To crowded, by Alaska standards of course. I have my jet boat over there ( in the Eskimo village) and this year it was one month trip, short by historical standards. Most of the time I am alone unless my buddy, fish biologist joins me for a several days.
    It feels really good to be tens of miles ( by river) away form a few people living in the Eskimo village and have an occasional
    grizzlies passing the tent within 30-40' during night......

    They really have so much food( fish, berries) and see so few people that they don't care to much about human presence. Of course a serious gun is needed just in case.....
  11. Salmo Trutta Member

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    ..love the burkie photos too.

    Below are photos of my 595-4. there is some light reflection on the blank ( parallel to the blank). everything else are artistic finish with several layers of finishes.


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  12. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    Can any techies tell me why I can't see the photos? All I see is the box with a red x. I usually have no problems on this site???
    Any ideas?
  13. Salmo Trutta Member

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    More Pictures Please

    The river forms side-channel, the head of the side-channel:

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    and the lower part before entering the river again:

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    a few Bows like this were hiding under the opposite bank of the side-channel:

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    Another side-channel breaks off from the main river :

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    it looks like this when it turns with a 4-5' drop-offs ( favorite holding place of the rainbows)

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    friend of mine, fish biologist has visited me for 4-5 days so I could stop speak to myself and fish.......:D

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    Otter seen near the opposite bank of the side-channel:

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  14. Salmo Trutta Member

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    17' G3 + Yamaha 40 Jet "Rainbow Chaser"

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    Tundra near mountains

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    Mid-section of the river. The river is getting wider, as it collected more creeks and smaller tributaries, has less side-channels but there are plenty of logs, droop-offs with very respectful
    number of rainbows

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  15. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    Seriously, this is killing me. I see only x's. I see every pic on every other thread and gallery. Anyone have any ideas?
  16. EasyE Member

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    Wow, nice pictures. Can I join you next year?
  17. Salmo Trutta Member

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    here is a link to speyages, may be you can see this one.

    instead making attachments, which are limited by size, I have copy/past the link form the free website I have uploaded the photos to. This way I can have any size I want.
    Still you should be able to see he photos as I think most of viewers can.

    http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/showthread.php?p=213763#post213763
  18. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    Thanks Salmo, but I can't see them through the Speypages link either. Yet I can see every other picture on this site and on Speypages. There must be something in your picture links or address that my institution is blocking.
    Very frustrating. Thanks for sending the additional link though. It does sound like I am the only one who can't see them so it must be a problem on my end. I will talk to my IT people tomorrow and see if there is something they can do.
  19. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    killer looking trip salmo!
  20. Salmo Trutta Member

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    Yes, indeed. I have been doing that for 9 year, spending 4-8 weeks depending on the year. This year the weather was super, only little rain and temps werte in 55-63 (day) and 33-45 (night) and I was landing about 20 rainbows a day ( so hook and lost) , plus arctic chars and graylings. Did not care to much this year for silvers.

    Saying that, it was always relief to get real shower when coming back to the village after 4-5 days up river. Otherwise you can only use fine sand/gravel and 48-53 F water in the river to clean yourself a bit........