Stories of Alaska

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The fish don't know... – The fish don't know...

The fish don't know...

  • AJ Slagle
  • N/A
  • Fishing Stories
  • Ketchikan, Alaska

A family of 6 on a halibut hunt on a windy rainy day in the 28 foot raider! The only vessel in the fleet with a heater and a full head on board, perfect for rainy windy weather, they were from Chicago and lively and fun,also their first time to Ketchikan...

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Thank You Fish Gods – Thank You Fish Gods

Thank You Fish Gods

  • AJ Slagle
  • N/A
  • Fishing Stories
  • Ketchikan, Alaska

Back in the early days of Baranof fishing, we were fishing from 20-foot Lund Alaskan model skiffs; they lacked some of the comforts of our current vessels but served to function and provided many charters and wonderful memories...

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Naked Charter – Naked Charter

Naked Charter

  • AJ Slagle
  • N/A
  • Fishing Stories
  • Ketchikan, Alaska

I can't say that every charter has been successful in all ways, by any stretch of the imagination, and I can say most have had some learning experience for me or the clients... one such trip was on a windy, rainy day that was unique in several aspects; it was my second charter of the day, and the clients were adamant that they wanted to try fishing, although the places we told them we could try were limited...

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It's a mystery – It's a mystery

It's a mystery

  • AJ Slagle
  • N/A
  • Wilderness Dining
  • Ketchikan, Alaska

You never know what might come up on those hooks, they are made for "hooking" things and are not selective...whichever fish hits first and sometimes octopus, crabs, anemones or a number of different species that might find your bait or lure attractive or hooked by chance!

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Alaska wilderness dining – The

Alaska wilderness dining

  • AJ Slagle
  • June 11th 2017
  • Wilderness Dining
  • Ketchikan, Alaska

The "Alaska wilderness dining" tours are dear to my heart for a number of reasons, the first being, it is how Baranof fishing was born... and that tour allows some latitude at times to vary the sequence of experiences before going to the camp to partake of a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting by a warm fire...

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