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Tomorrow, my best bud Mark and I fly out to Kodiak to do some fishing. Mark's a good dude. Funny as hell. I always joked that he's a confrontation looking for a place to happen though. When he's driving and I am talking to him on the phone, if the conversation goes for more than 10 minutes, I'll hear his horn honk along with some cussing. He also likes to do things to provoke or gauge response.

In fact that's what he was doing when I met him. We were both stationed in Kodiak with the Coast Guard. I took a part time job at the Coast Guard exchange working ithe gun counter and sporting goods. I was behind the counter. He walks up and starts BSing. He asked about one of the guns. Without hesitation, I handed it to him. Before everything was said and done, he had asked to handle about every gun we had. When he ran out of steam, I quipped that we had some in the back in boxes that I'd let him fondle. He laughed. And thus it began. Two coastal Mississippians in a far away land became best hunting and fishing buds. His 15 year old son is joining us.

We'll be staying with an old friend who has a nice offshore boat. Halibut and salmon should come back with us as checked baggage. If I have service where we'll be, I'll post some pics. Damn, I need this getaway.

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I'll look forward to the pics.

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Don't get et by a bear.


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Reds are running, just find a good creek mouth and snag a home pak then go fishing.

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They're probably not in any danger- - - - - - -There's a few things even a bear won't eat.


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Originally Posted by JeffA
Reds are running, just find a good creek mouth and snag a home pak then go fishing.


They're running in some creeks. Haven't seen them in Pasagshak and Buskin is closed. I didn't well at Afognak last week.


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Nice, enjoy…….very jealous in the middle of this heat wave here….

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Originally Posted by RiverRider
Don't get et by a bear.

I spent a crap ton of time afield when I was stationed there. I saw very few in the wilds and never had any show any kind of aggression. I was driving down the main highway after dark one evening and saw a sow with two cubs cross. I stopped in the road beside them, rolled my window down and growled at them. Mom wheeled around lightning fast, huffed and popped her teeth at me. That gave me the cold willies.

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Originally Posted by dennisinaz
Originally Posted by JeffA
Reds are running, just find a good creek mouth and snag a home pak then go fishing.


They're running in some creeks. Haven't seen them in Pasagshak and Buskin is closed. I didn't well at Afognak last week.

He lives way out in Chiniak. Of all the end of the road places in Kodiak, I spent less time there. I have no idea what's close for creeks/rivers. When are the sea run silvers in close? Seems like they show up offshore well before they migrate in.

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Sounds like a great trip! Holler if you need another Coastie!


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Originally Posted by Bobmar
Sounds like a great trip! Holler if you need another Coastie!

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Have a great time Paul and take lots of pics.


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PB,

Look into a hunting outfitter while you’re up there talking to the locals. It would be pretty cool to have a direction to pursue for a hunt should you want to do a bucket list hunt for big game in AK.

Hope you have a great trip.

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When we were stationed there, it was pre-911. Our base was basically wide open. We had a front gate to the main base, but the guard arms were rarely down and guards were rarely on duty. Mark got drunk at a party 5-6 miles down the road in Bell's Flats. He decided to ride a Honda ATC 90 back to the base. He wheeled off of the main highway into the base, throttled up and was immediately peeled from the little three wheeler by the guard arm right across the chest. Luckily the guard knew him and helped see him back to the barracks.

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PaulBarnyard: Enjoy yourselves!
Sounds like you may have an "insider" and already know where to fish but in case you don't theres this.
My friends and I have fished for King Salmon two different years off of a live aboard fishing vessel.
We caught King Salmon to 72 pounds across the way from the town of Kodiak in Marmot Bay of Afognak Island!
There was/is a small lumber camp with sheltered tie-up for over nighting there. And we fished right out in front of it.
I wish I could remember the name of the huge plugs we were using to catch these monsters - I'll make a phone call and see if I can retrieve that info.
Hope the weather "holds" for you and again enjoy yourselves.
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Originally Posted by VarmintGuy
PaulBarnyard: Enjoy yourselves!
Sounds like you may have an "insider" and already know where to fish but in case you don't theres this.
My friends and I have fished for King Salmon two different years off of a live aboard fishing vessel.
We caught King Salmon to 72 pounds across the way from the town of Kodiak in Marmot Bay of Afognak Island!
There was/is a small lumber camp with sheltered tie-up for over nighting there. And we fished right out in front of it.
I wish I could remember the name of the huge plugs we were using to catch these monsters - I'll make a phone call and see if I can retrieve that info.
Hope the weather "holds" for you and again enjoy yourselves.
Hold into the wind
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P.S.: Leave the spandex and the bike at home.

We will be a long haul from where you fished. Kinda the opposite side ofthe island. I think we'll be pretty well set.


Thanks for the reminder. I knew I was forgetting something!

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Nice!
Been a long time since I was on Kodiak. Pretty cool place.


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Originally Posted by PaulBarnard
Originally Posted by dennisinaz
Originally Posted by JeffA
Reds are running, just find a good creek mouth and snag a home pak then go fishing.


They're running in some creeks. Haven't seen them in Pasagshak and Buskin is closed. I didn't well at Afognak last week.

He lives way out in Chiniak. Of all the end of the road places in Kodiak, I spent less time there. I have no idea what's close for creeks/rivers. When are the sea run silvers in close? Seems like they show up offshore well before they migrate in.


It's a bit early for much Coho action, it'll be Kings and Reds.
Just be sure to snag your Reds in the mouth.

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Originally Posted by 12344mag
Have a great time Paul and take lots of pics.

When I was there, it was before digital cameras became common, and a decade before cell phone cameras got decent. I have a few pics from my days there, but they aren't very good quality. I hope to fix that this time.

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Have a great trip! Pm me when you get back with some tips. I'm heading there in Aug w a group of guys for our first time.

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