1. My first flatfish from the Gulf of Mexico. Believe the last one I caught was in the early 90's in the Pacific NW (way too long ago!). Still remembered how to ...more undress this fella and get him ready for the pan. Caught on the first bar just as the sun set. Outgoing tide, 68* air with 10mph winds out of the SE. Water felt like it was in the high 50's.

    Gulf Flounder

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      Wish I could tell you I was targeting them and it was skill based @GunnerNewberry but it was pure luck.
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      all my years fishing down here still never caught a flounder in the surf!
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      Couldn't get any big fish to commit, but the whiting bite was on. Also landed a ray, black drum and hardhead (😖) between the two of us
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      A good day on the beach with @FamilyCircus
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  2. Details: Sockeye Salmon

    Sharing space on the river with the master fishers. A photo and fishing trip to Alaska. There are a few golden rules to remember: 1. Yield the right of way to the ...more bears. ALWAYS. 2. Keep your head on a swivel and stay calm. The bears want fish, not you. They don't want you because they don't associate humans with food. Keep it that way - don't feed them! 3. A fish fighting on the end of ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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      Whoops! Great way to ensure those clients would never forget the trip. 😖😢😭 @crossbonecorns
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      Running a chater yacht out of Petersburg the second capt. was explaining how to use bear spray to the guest and accidently sprayed in the main cabin ......that was ...more horrible ...
    4. Drew72 0
      And have trained with it to understand its capabilities. @SwampMafia @crossbonecorns @seaturtles
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      Shit hits the fan". I also carry bear spray
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      Never hurts to be packing heat in bear country @SwampMafia Good way to round out the skill set; understanding bear behavior, avoidance techniques, situational ...more awareness and some "just in case the sh
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      You da man @Slightchop Serious skills! 😂👏
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      Will do @seaturtles Thank you 😃
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      @Drew72 I usually do this to them!!!!
    11. Sean Wilms 0
      I think this is a very important blurt for a variety a reasons. Keep posting them @Drew72 I enjoy reading them
    12. Swamp Mafia 0
      I would agree with @crossbonecorns stay armed. When I was in SE AK my 1895GS was never far, and my pistol was always on me.
    13. Drew72 0
      Helps ensure an added level of respect when the client knows where they stand in the pecking order!
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      😂 common words of advice from my experience as well @crossbonecorns Used to be a running joke in some of my previous lines of work.
    15. crossbonecorns 0
      many ose encounters but never had to fire a round as a fishing guide ...... actually used to tell my clients that it is less paperwork for me to let the bear eat ...more them than for me to shoot the bear.
    16. crossbonecorns 0
      as a former guide in south east ak...I've spent my time in close proximity to the guys....always humbling....and as a guide I would carry my 45-70 as my clients ...more fishes for silvers and dollys. had
    17. Drew72 0
      Thanks brother @ReelFishnTx
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      Spent time with bears in a number of locations in Alaska. Exciting and humbling experiences.
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      Very cool pic!
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      4. Remember #1!
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      Your line may sound like an easy meal to a bear (think dinner bell). Be prepared to back off and surrender your catch!
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  3. Details: Sockeye Salmon

    Stacked up like sardines! 2010 saw one of the largest sockeye runs in Pacific NE history: 30 million into the Fraser River and 3.7 million into the Adam's River. ...more Space was at a premium! Every bit of slack water had them piled up through the entire water column. Spawning grounds were a carpet of red & green. This system has a large run every 4th year. The next big return is 2018. Bucket list ⬇️⬇️

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      Gotcha makes sense!
    2. Drew72 0
      Playing them here expends vital energy they need for spawning. @King_Fisher
    3. Drew72 0
      It would be @King_Fisher In this part of the system, also not a take fishery, unlike down stream. At this point they are ready to spawn and die. Figure that I'll ...more leave them to their business.
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      Gotcha it's probably way too easy anyway! Lol
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      Lol @flomofisher It's the stuff of the old timer's tales up there! "When I was a kid we'd walk across on the backs of the salmon"
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      You could walk across them
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      Taking pictures and diving @King_Fisher A personal choice not to fish the river during the heavy runs. Fish in the lake during these times.
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      That sounds awesome were you fishing or just taking pictures?
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      Not even ur picture! Freak off!
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      👊 that means a lot. Thanks @zackfishing
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      best picture I've ever seen! most interesting one by far to nice job !
    12. Drew72 0
      Thanks @King_Fisher I spent 30 days in the area over the run. Was an unbelievable experience!
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      That's insane! The picture too!
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      Thank you @snigaligdigit Appreciate that!
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      @Drew72 that is a down right impressive photo! Nice job
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  4. Details: Sockeye Salmon

    Two male sockeye in the spawning phase. After a 2,500 mile round trip they have returned to the Adam's River system to spawn and die. In the 3 weeks since they ...more entered freshwater the males have turned from sleek silver bodied fish into these beautiful specimens; red bodies with a pronounced hump, green head and dark hooked jaws. Ready to impress the ladies!

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      Very true!
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      A short life, but filled with miles of adventure and culminating in the ultimate sacrifice. 🍻 @seaturtles
    3. Sean Wilms 0
      And have the energy to fight a river and obstacles while physically decaying just so the young have a safe nursery
    4. Drew72 0
      Fascinating life cycle @seaturtles ! Amazing how they can find the way back to their natal stream!
    5. Sean Wilms 0
      Salmon are by far one of the most impressive creatures on this planet from the biological changes they go through to the extent at which they travel to spawn
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  5. Details: Walleye

    Taught the wee ones to fish on Lesser Slave Lake. Primarily chased walleye and pike. Rods were always tied to the boat! Took about 3 years to figure out the lake ...more and seasonal fish movement. Would tent camp on the shores a few times a year. Always thought it was important for them to understand life cycles and where their food came from. We enjoyed a number of shore lunches in the cast iron pans.

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      Picture is about 5 years old. Now they're catching bull refs and sharks!
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      It's hard to beat a shore lunch of fresh walleye!
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  6. My son's first black drum. 14.5'. His smile says it all...

    Black Drum

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      Thanks guys. I'll remember the million dollar smile for the rest of my days. Their summer vacation is almost over. More family fishing shortly! @matt @Reel_Happy ...more @Chuck @theSturgeonGeneral13
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      Nice work!!
    3. Mark Montalvo 0
      @Drew72 nice drum! there's nothing like fishing with your lil buddy.
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      Appreciate it Chuck!
    5. Drew72 0
      Thanks SG13, couldn't agree more. We're building memories to last a lifetime!
    6. Chuck 0
      Good job dad
    7. Chuck 0
      Good job. Lil man
    8. theSturgeonGeneral13 0
      That's awesome, fishing with my dad was always special to me - it's a great thing to share. Tight lines!
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