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When in Redoubt, Try Again

I had a dream. Just a small one, and it didn’t involve guns.

“You’ve been dreaming in the wrong direction, Dear” Lola replied, but I stuck to my guns, as it were. 611 more words


The Ending of the Story Justifies the Means

Lola reads me a goodnight story every single night when I can’t get to sleep. Even if my eyelids were about to drop into my bean salad, I still feigned insomnia, unless, until Lola came on by. 412 more words


Alaska Day 3 - Fly Out for Silver Salmon

My last fishing day in Alaska was spent flying out across Cook Inlet to fish for Silver (Coho) Salmon in the foot of glacial mountains.  Not a bad way to cap things off. 580 more words


The late arrivals

The rains came to Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna rivers valley over the weekend. The water in local creeks and rivers rose. And the coho salmon, notorious for sprinting from the oceans to the mountains when the weather Gods signal, finally came. 664 more words


Days 38-41 - Setbacks

Well, if I didn’t want to deal with major problems and unplanned expenses, I suppose I should have stayed home. I had a slight moose problem a few days ago. 1,126 more words

Long Trips

Mat-Su coho struggle

No sooner does one Cook Inlet salmon crisis pass than another erupts. This times its coho salmon in the spotlight.

Little Susitna River guide Andy Couch said Wednesday he felt like he’d been kicked in the teeth by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game after seeing the big coho catch in the Monday opening of the commercial drift gillnet fishery in upper Cook Inlet.  1,561 more words


Dipnet curtain falls

The big school of sockeye salmon swarming into upper Cook Inlet in time for the last weekend of the state’s most popular personal-use dipnet fishery wasn’t quite big enough to punch its way through the commercial gillnet fishery in force. 795 more words