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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #90 on: July 12, 2013, 01:22:44 AM »
  Back fishing again today, caught 4 more not counting the one I had on the bank that flopped back into the river. Looks like that new freezer I bought is going to come in handy. The 2nd salmon run hasn't started yet but I can't wait. The fish are getting bigger and starting to turn light pink.
  The grand kids and Son left Houston today around 2:30 pm and should arrive around 7:30 pm Alaskan time. We have loads of  activity line up for them to keep them busy. My son will be camping out in a tent. I didn't want my grand kids becoming bear supper so they will be sleeping in the RV.

Henry,

Susan and I will be coming through Soldotna and Cooper Landing on Sunday. If there is a chance we could meet, please send one of us a private message about when and where you'd like to get together. Also, where are you parked? We might be able to join you.

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« Reply #91 on: July 12, 2013, 05:32:27 PM »
Henry, I think I want to stay in/near Cooper Landing Sunday night on our way towards Whittier for the Monday night ferry. Will you still be there then? Where are you staying? Do you mind of we come stay near you? I'd love to meet you and say Hi!
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« Reply #92 on: July 14, 2013, 07:45:45 PM »
Henry & Margaret:

It was good to talk with you guys today.  We know you're enjoying the Son and Grandkids up there.
Be sure and bring Halibut back with you and stop by Oklahoma.  We will grill some up and enjoy a planning
session for this fall.  Hope to see you soon.  Keep posting pictures.  We love your adventure.

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #93 on: July 16, 2013, 02:18:02 AM »
    Sorry everyone I have had computer problems and just solved the problem temporally.  I have been in Homer the last three days and will be moving back to Princess RV park tomorrow 7/16/13. Anyone  is invited to come and stay at any park I am at. We love to meet people especially Framily members.
   We have been very busy with the grand kids, Glaciers tours in Whittier, halibut fishing in Homer and fishing and bear watching on the Russian River. We caught 2 Halibut each today and had fresh Halibut tonight.I will post some pictures later.
   
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #94 on: July 16, 2013, 11:06:59 AM »
Hi Henry,

We love the Princess RV Park in Copper Landing.  Have you tried the restaurant on the hill?  It was great last year.  Also if the grandkids are still there, a couple of places offer a float trip down the river that was fun.

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« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2013, 12:31:49 AM »
   Thanks Marsha, We have already booked a river trip Thursday and also like Princess RV Park. This is our third stay since we have been here at Cooper Landing. The grand kids both have seen bear today and boy are they excited.
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« Reply #96 on: July 17, 2013, 10:57:56 PM »
   Bears were all over the Russian river today. My son was staying in a tent at Russian River Campground and awoke with a bear outside of his tent. We went fishing and you could hear the sound of gunshots all morning. People were trying the scare the bears away. Sure wish I could have brought my pistol with me.
   Posting a few pics from our Halibut trip.
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« Reply #97 on: July 17, 2013, 11:04:35 PM »
Nice photos, Henry.  It looks a wee bit on the chilly side!  Of course, for people down here wishing it were a little cooler maybe it will help just to look at the ice floes.  Was the one photo at sunrise?  Interesting colors with the water looking silvery.

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« Reply #98 on: July 17, 2013, 11:14:15 PM »
   Thanks Ardra, Yes the picture was taken as we went out for our morning fishing trip. However it's not getting dark here now just a little dusty looking in the early morning. That's our grandson with his first halibut at 13 years old. It took me 69 years to get my first. Ha!
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #99 on: July 18, 2013, 12:32:01 AM »
Is he ready to teach you how to fish yet??  ;)

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #100 on: July 18, 2013, 01:47:55 AM »
Don't you make fun of my fishing hero Ardra. Anyway, I can see that henry and Margaret have really great time with family. All the photos you are posting here Henry makes me wanting to go to Alaska. Thanks for sharing mate.
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« Reply #101 on: July 18, 2013, 12:34:18 PM »
    No, he's not quiet ready to teach me because he needs a few more years under is belt. Jan are you back home now?
    Heading out today on a river raft trip with camera in hand.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #102 on: July 18, 2013, 02:20:42 PM »
...Heading out today on a river raft trip with camera in hand...

Don't get too excited and leave it in the river or you'll get another Goofy award...enjoying your trip pictures...
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #103 on: July 19, 2013, 12:57:19 AM »
If you don't buy that shinny red 4 dr. jeep you might get more than a goofy award.
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« Reply #104 on: July 19, 2013, 01:13:29 AM »
   Went on the RUN Wild River Adventures Raft ride 13 mile down the Kenai River. We saw about 6 bald eagles, bear and lots of fish being caught. Attached is a couple of pics.
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« Reply #105 on: July 19, 2013, 07:11:04 AM »
Fantastic looking pictures Henry,  thanks for posting them.  It looks like you and Margaret are having a great time by the smiles on your faces.

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« Reply #106 on: July 19, 2013, 07:24:50 AM »
Henry,

It looks like you and Margaret are having a great time! Hope all continues to go well.
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« Reply #107 on: July 19, 2013, 11:02:11 AM »
Henry:
   Great pics.  So glad you are having a great time and sharing it with all of us. I'm making my list of all the places I want ot visit once I get a chance to go.  I saw you asked if Jan was home yet?  They are not, but going soon.  I know because they are coming to our house tomorrow  ;D   We are going to have a mini rally while they are on their way to put their MH back in storage here in CA.  We are really excited to have them to our house and hear all about their adventures.  I will try to post something after we get together.  I just can't wait to see monkey again  :o  Hope the rest of your trip is teriffic.  Keep the pics coming!

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #108 on: July 19, 2013, 12:08:31 PM »
Yep Henry, as Steve saying, still here in U S and A. I will see them tomorrow and we will be planning next year. I can't see anything about Texas rally, so we will book Moab and maybe some other places. I wander if you and Margaret will be joining the group next year and what will be your plans for next season. I am missing you Texans and Monkey do as well. Olga just said to me that she is really looking forward to see Margaret again.
The stuff you are doing over there is just so fantastic. Can't wait to open good bottle of Australian wine with you and have a good chat about all of this.
Or maybe you guys can have extra mini holiday at our place in Sydney this year. That would be super. You can fish from my jetty, But I doubt that salmons or Halibut will be there. Just bream or flatheads.
Cheers for now and enjoy Alaska and mainly your family.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #109 on: July 19, 2013, 01:40:43 PM »
   Bears were all over the Russian river today. My son was staying in a tent at Russian River Campground and awoke with a bear outside of his tent. We went fishing and you could hear the sound of gunshots all morning. People were trying the scare the bears away. Sure wish I could have brought my pistol with me.
Warning shots are worthless and do no good.  Simply fish with the bears and if the approach to close simply move as they pass by.
Kinda Funny.  The locals will fish with the bears but give more than ample space to a momma moose to ensure they don't end up between a momma and her calf knowing that the results of that could be catastrophic.  Tourists all run from the bears but have no fear of the pretty moose's.....lol
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2013, 01:02:09 AM »
   Thanks for all the reply's. We have been very busy with the grand kids up and down the Kenai  Peninsula. Went to the Sea lift center in Seward and also visited the Exit Glacier while we were there. Saturday was their last day in Alaska and on the way to the airport we stopped in to the Wildlife Refuge Center. Linda we didn't forget out Tour saver books, Yes we have 2 of them. 
   Today is another day and I am back to fishing. Drove down to Sterling and met up with Gary. We ended up fishing out of Soldotna and happy to report we caught our limit of 6 salmon each. Both of us landed a king salmon and released it back into the Kenai River since the season on kings is closed. Pictures to follow.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #111 on: July 22, 2013, 01:19:39 AM »
Here are a few pics taken Friday and a couple from today's fishing. 
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« Reply #112 on: July 22, 2013, 03:21:35 AM »
   Both of us landed a king salmon and released it back into the Kenai River since the season on kings is closed. Pictures to follow.
Henry, glad you saved money.  I'm willing to spend to get what I want, but I love a good deal.  Now, with all your fishing success, I assume you've had an opportunity to eat all the different kinds.  What do you think has the best taste?  I'm so glad you're hitting the fish jackpot.  You definitely have the right technique.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #113 on: July 22, 2013, 09:53:16 AM »
Wow Henry, what a catch!!!

This is fun, because I know right where you are.  Have you filled your freezer yet?  We saw lots of people with little freezers sitting in the back of their trucks or inside the RV bays with long plugs going back to the campsite post or to a generator.  I still have a couple pieces of salmon in my freezer at home from our fishing trip out of Seward last year. 

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #114 on: July 22, 2013, 12:10:07 PM »
Henry,
  STOP, right now--just STOP. ;)  Those fish are headed to the Russian river for me to catch the first week of Aug....lol
Nice catch.  Definately a solid run this year.
I haven't made it down yet, nor heard about the size of fish, but your pics lead me to beleive the fish are pretty good size this year too. :)
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #115 on: July 22, 2013, 01:06:31 PM »
   The Halibut is definitely great fish but I like Salmon just as much. We are trying it fried tonight. I ate Salmon on the way up here at all the suggested spots but none of it compared to what I have caught. I want waste my time or money on any Salmon bake the next trip. " That's just my opinion' .
   Marsha, I did buy a freeze in Soldotna and it's almost full. We filled the freeze in the coach and had no room for other items so we went for the freezer. I am so glad I brought my small generator.
   On the Russian river the fishing is great and the limit have been increased from 3 to 6 per day. The bears are a little troublesome on the river and a few fishermen have lost their catch to them. Yesterdays catch was caught on the Kenai and the fish or running from 7 to 13 lbs.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #116 on: July 22, 2013, 02:53:55 PM »
   On the Russian river the fishing is great and the limit have been increased from 3 to 6 per day. The bears are a little troublesome on the river and a few fishermen have lost their catch to them. Yesterdays catch was caught on the Kenai and the fish or running from 7 to 13 lbs.

No, the Russian Limit is back to 3 fish.  It went to 6 for the first (early) sockeye run.  You are fishing the second (late) run now.  If the second run hits the Russian hard and they suspect no issues of meeting/exceeding escapment goals then they may again increase the limit to 6 fish.
I can't remember the last time they upped the limit on the Russian for the second run.  Seem alot of the fish hole up in Skilak lake and never make it to the Russian River.
We did GREAT last year the first week of Aug and expect to again this year!
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #117 on: July 22, 2013, 07:41:23 PM »
Not sure about the Russian but the Kenai is 6 fish. I was increased a few days ago because of the large amount of fish enter the river. When I was fishing the Russian on the late fish run it was 6 fish per special order posted all up and down the boardwalk. I brought 5 out 2 weeks ago.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #118 on: July 23, 2013, 05:13:48 PM »
On 15 July the Upper Kenai and Russian rivers went back to 3 fish.
On 20 July the limit from Skilak Lake to the Kenai Mouth (Lower Kenai) went to 6 Fish limit and 12 in Posession.

Only posting so no one makes a mistake.  Emergency Orders (EO's) run rampid up here and are hard to keep up with.... ;)
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #119 on: July 23, 2013, 05:35:04 PM »
  I tell everyone you have to be a "Philadelphia Lawyer" to fish in Alaska. You can be fishing on one side of the river and the other side has different regulations.
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