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Alaska part 2

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Re: Alaska part 2

Postby jakeparlay » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:54 am

great photos. 700 lb grizz is no joke... do you guys take any steps at night to keep them at bay?

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Re: Alaska part 2

Postby scarter » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:25 am

Great pictures, beautiful fish. Wow what colors in all of it. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Alaska part 2

Postby KnotCase » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:26 am

Bears have a very highly developed sense of smell. Like many wives and girlfriends, they object to certain odors produced by humans. We were under constant protection from a powerful producer of such odors - an E-normous compressor. That pretty much kept the bears away at night. :lol:
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Re: Alaska part 2

Postby scarter » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:08 pm

You know, Hugh, E might be trading Kompressed bear repellant for some fishing, eh? ;)
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Re: Alaska part 2

Postby Sharpefly » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:30 pm

How were the bugs up there guys?

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Re: Alaska part 2

Postby KnotCase » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:40 pm

When the wind blew hard (which on this trip seemed to be about half the time), the bugs were not noticeable. But when the wind dropped out, the skeeters and no-see-ums came out in force.
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Re: Alaska part 2

Postby Sharpefly » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:49 pm

Thanks. Have bug repel,and neat and buff.

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Re: Alaska part 2

Postby Emerson » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:03 pm

The guides told us that the bears were more scared of us than them....might be true but after seeing Yogi's uncle Gigantic....I know that he must really be scared!! :lol: Because...I WAS!! Easy to say while walking down a fresh bear path looking for chum salmon to fish behind their spawn as the bears are looking to find chum salmon for a bit of munching...as witnessed by heads ripped off along the trail!

The guides also said that these guys are keyed to berries and salmon..they know nothing else. The ones in Anchorage that eat people's garbage and people feed...now those are the ones that you must worry about. Don't get between Mama bear and babies though!

Scooter the tooter protected me the last night in camp while in the tent from bears :lol: I felt very safe....if they attacked I could have thrown one of the 25 cameras at him as well! ;)
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Re: Alaska part 2

Postby BlueHeron » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:27 pm

Great report and photos. Thanks!
sweet way to fish - floating and camping.

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Re: Alaska part 2

Postby TLT » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:35 pm

Sounds like fun. I can only imagine. :mrgreen:

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