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Title: Alaska 22
Post by: kc on Sep 20, 2022, 10:51 AM
So my wife and I recently took a road trip to Seattle. Then we took a 7 day cruise to Alaska. Plan was to fish for silvers in Juneau. But because of a mudslide 3 years ago it cut the water supply off to the hatchery. Thus they lost the year class that would have returned this year. No fish at all. When talking with a local, he got a text from his buddy telling him the fishing in that area was going to be closed in a couple of days so the hatchery could get some fish for the eggs.
 Next stop was Sitka. But I could not find any info about fishing there, so I left my gear on the ship. We walked up by the hatchery and there were thousands of pinks there. So I figured I would beat feet back to the ship and get my gear. It is a 30 minute trip from the ship to town. I get back to the ship and another ship had come into port. There were at least 2000 people waiting to board the buses to get to town. I knew at that point there was no way I could get to town and back before our ship left.
 Next stop Ketchikan. I knew if there were fish, I knew where to go. There were fish and lots of them.
 I will post a few pics in a bit.
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: taxid on Sep 20, 2022, 04:06 PM
Thanks for sharing. Look forward to your reports.

I've had frustration dreams about seeing fish in the water but something wasn't right like fishing reel was messed up, rod was broken, couldn't reach the fish, or whatever!  :rotflol: Sounds like you had a frustration in real life!

Rule # 1: Never ever be without access to you fishing tackle! You never know when you need it!
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: SeanP on Sep 20, 2022, 05:07 PM
Looking forward to your report/stories.  I have a travel 8Wt for that reason......

Hope it all works out!!

SeanP
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: kc on Sep 20, 2022, 06:02 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/bGd57kdM/IMG-20220901-072712353.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bGd57kdM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/njDPzx4G/IMG-20220901-072716792.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/njDPzx4G)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9RdsbVDF/IMG-20220901-091054283.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9RdsbVDF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mzf07h25/IMG-20220901-091850963.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mzf07h25)

The gentleman in the pic is 84 and battling stage 4 cancer. He stopped down and was asking questions. He saw all the fish and said he was going back to town and buy his license and rent a pole. I told him that he could buy a one license online and I would let him use my pole. He was tickled to death. I would catch one and then I would let him catch one. It was the best 15.00 dollars he could have spent that day.
 I hooked  fish on my first 5 casts before I landed one. They may look small, but they are fresh out of the ocean and full of fight. 
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: reeleyz on Sep 20, 2022, 07:25 PM
Awesome KC!
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: Deadeyez on Sep 20, 2022, 08:26 PM
Super cool KC!!
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 20, 2022, 08:30 PM
What was your gear KC.
rod, reel, line, leader, lure, etc.

Thanks in advance.
Mac
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 21, 2022, 04:41 AM
Awesome Ken..👍👍
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: iceman260 on Sep 21, 2022, 05:57 AM
Awesome Kc !!
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: jperch on Sep 21, 2022, 06:00 AM
Great pictures and an even better story KC.  Kudos.
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: Johnnh on Sep 21, 2022, 07:42 AM
KC
Outstanding story. You certainly gave that older gent a great day.
It also shows your kindness to others.
Johnnh
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: Bartman44 on Sep 21, 2022, 10:04 AM
How wonderful you were able to share Alaska with your wife.   :thumbup_smilie:

And nice gesture sharing your equipment, good memory there.

How was the actual cruise to get there if you don't mind me asking.

Bart

Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: taxid on Sep 21, 2022, 08:53 PM
Thanks for sharing! Wonderful you also shared!
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: kc on Sep 22, 2022, 08:14 AM
Mac, I used a 4pc pack rod (7ft), Pflueger president reel with 8lb line and pink flies with small split shot for weight.
The cruise was good (this was our 5th cruise to Alaska). We saw very little wildlife this time as compared to other trips.
 The downside, we both got covid after the cruise. Made it a long drive back to NY. 
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 22, 2022, 08:32 AM
Oh thatís not good..   Hope both of you have a full recovery..
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: Rugburn on Sep 22, 2022, 08:34 AM
Sounds like a spectacular time Ken (minus the covid). Thanks for sharing the story and Rod, class act!
Good luck with the bow, and see you on the ice...
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: kc on Sep 22, 2022, 10:41 AM
We had minor symptoms, basically a head cold with upper respiratory issues. My wife tested negative yesterday. I still have a minor scratchy throat. But we are both fine.
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: kc on Sep 22, 2022, 10:42 AM
Sounds like a spectacular time Ken (minus the covid). Thanks for sharing the story and Rod, class act!
Good luck with the bow, and see you on the ice...

Thanks Dave. Yes, hope to see you out there this year.
 New Bow???
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: CAPTJJ on Sep 22, 2022, 12:27 PM
Nice trip besides getting sick. I took a cruise that stopped at Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway in 2019 but didn't fish as it was too early in June. Spending this summer working in Haines on the west side of Lynn Canal.
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 22, 2022, 01:03 PM
Mac, I used a 4pc pack rod (7ft), Pflueger president reel with 8lb line and pink flies with small split shot for weight.
The cruise was good (this was our 5th cruise to Alaska). We saw very little wildlife this time as compared to other trips.
 The downside, we both got covid after the cruise. Made it a long drive back to NY.

Thanks Ken.
Great info.
I have been wondering what gear to take with me when we do our Alaska cruise in 24.

Sorry you both got covid.
We all got it here last xmas.
Sux for sure.
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: Rugburn on Sep 22, 2022, 01:25 PM
Still shooting the Mathews vertical, but added a Xbow.  ;)
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: kc on Sep 22, 2022, 03:54 PM
Still shooting the Mathews vertical, but added a Xbow.  ;)

Sorry Dave I miss read your reply. Good luck to you too.
Title: Re: Alaska 22
Post by: kc on Sep 22, 2022, 03:55 PM
Nice trip besides getting sick. I took a cruise that stopped at Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway in 2019 but didn't fish as it was too early in June. Spending this summer working in Haines on the west side of Lynn Canal.

Nice job to have and great place to work for the summer.