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General RegionAlaska
Specific LocationSkagway
Time of DayMorning
Fish CaughtSalmon
Conditions & HatchesHigh water

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LeakybootsJanuary 24th, 2017, 2:07 am

Posts: 14
I made my first trip to Alaska last August. My wife and me flew in and did the land and cruise package. We were there 14 days. I got to go on a float trip on the Kanaei river with my wife who never fished with a fly rod. It was a nice trip but the water was high and fast. Sorry to say my wife didn't catch any fish but I got a dozen. Caught some on dry flies and caught my first Dolly.

On the cruise leg we stopped in Skagway and I booked a fly in Salmon trip. We took a float plane and landed in a bay at low tide. There was a small stream and the Salmon were running. There was 5 fishing with one guide. We used a small green streamer with barbless hooks. We all caught fish. I got three between 5 and 8 pounds with the biggest caught was a 12 pounder. The tide came in and the fishing slowed down. When the float plane came back we were standing on the last sand bar. The tide rose about ten feet. Caught my first Dolly and my first Salmon. Wish I would of had more time to Salmon fish. We used 8 weight Eco rods and couldn't believe how strong the fish were.
Will Shaver

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