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Thanks for your help and a quick question
Posted by CharlieM on Aug 22 2005
My wife and I just returned from two weeks in the great state of Alaksa. Being a Louisiana boy the fishing in Alaska was unlike anyting I had ever attempted. Did'nt see any cpress trees or gators but have to say Alaska has to be the prettiest place I have ever been in my life.
I have posted several times on this forum seeking information as to what type of tackle to bring and how to go about fishing the Alaska waters. The responses I have received have been most valuable and the fact that you would take time out of your day to offer your advice is appreciated more than you will ever know.
I only have one question. I had the opportunity to fish in Hope, Juneau (DIPAC hatchery), Skagway and Ketchican (creek street bridge). Caught a lot of fish but most were not hooked in the mouth. I did not attempt to snag any fish. Since I did not intend to keep any fish I was only interested in the sport. I would only set the hook when I felt what I thought was a strike. I saw many people snagging but I had no interest in that type of fishing. This is not a put down on my part, just not what I want to do. My question-is it possible to catch salmon once they start their journey into fresh water without snagging them? If so, what should I have done to catch them. The fish I caught at the DIPAC hatchery were in salt water but I could not get them to bite. The other places I fished was either brackish water or fresh water that was close to salt water. I fished mostly vibrax spinners and pixie spoons along with a few coho flies.
In a couple of years I hope to return to your great state and would like to know what I need to do next time to have a more sporting trip.
If any of you ever come to the south and have fishing questions please feel free to contact me at [email protected].
Thanks again for all of your help.
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