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Alaska 2013

Postby Brazosboyt » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:44 pm

Gotten to be great friends with some guys in AK. They love coming to TX for some redheads , pintails, and goose Rakin.

This year my brother and I came up and used their boat for a week. Rigged up some decs back in the summer and shipped em up.
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Longline rigs.
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Weights.
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Packed up 150 lbs of food and 300 lbs of gear and took off.

Day one hydraulic steering broke at the ramp so we burned most of the day fixing it. Got on the salt for about 2 hrs and got some great squaws.
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Sunset did not disappoint.
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Re: Alaska 2013

Postby Brazosboyt » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:45 pm

Found a pass holding about 500 Harlis for day 2. Set up and had our limit in 5 min.
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Sunrise was ok.
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Day 3 got some intel on some king eiders so geared up for the 80 mile open ocean run and got after it.
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Saw a few but only one hen crossed the rig. Casey smoked her.
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Got a few whitewings while we were there.
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And we learned how wrong the forcast always is and how quick it can change. From nice 8' swells to wet arse for 2hrs at 31 degrees.
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Re: Alaska 2013

Postby Brazosboyt » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:47 pm

Day 4 clear and 22. Eider snotsicles.

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Pan seared eider, squaw, and scoter. Redwine reduction. Outstanding!
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Day 4 and 5 got my buddies 14 yo out and he had a blast. Wore a t-shirt and short and laughed at us.
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Enough ocean running. Hit the rivers for goldeneyes and mergs and picked up a few hossen.
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Fried rabbit and gravy, red beans and rice!
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Brought a bunch of Cajun food up and taking back 100 lbs of salmon and Alutiiq hotdogs.
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The hotdogs up here are pretty solid too.
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Re: Alaska 2013

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:28 am

:drool: :drool: :drool: Hunting on the coast of AK is defiantly on my bucket list!
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Re: Alaska 2013

Postby Crazy Matt » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:49 am

Man I always enjoy your pics Brazos. Good work boss.
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Re: Alaska 2013

Postby Brazosboyt » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:04 am

Few more random pics.
My buddies dog will retrieve anything he sends it on. H shot this river otter and bodie fetched it.
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Love shooting whitewings. We joke and say they are likectrying to stop a Sherman tank with a baseball bat. They take a beating.
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Only thing better than changing a tire is doing it in the pouring rain at 33 degrees.
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My feet have never been so numb. I ordered new waders same brand and size as every time for the trip. They were sized small and I could only wear thin socks. My feet have never been so numb.
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The coolest thing up there is the amount of marine life. The water is crystal clear with visibility of 25+ ft.
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Crab boats were loading up for opie season.
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Re: Alaska 2013

Postby tako1972 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:48 am

:thumbsup: Awesome!
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Re: Alaska 2013

Postby Barney#1 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:25 am

Great pic's. :thumbsup:
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Re: Alaska 2013

Postby justinsfa » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:40 am

Thats awesome! Looks like you had a great time!

Can't beat shooting ducks with scenery like that!
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Re: Alaska 2013

Postby CCducker » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:28 pm

Awesome! :thumbsup:
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Re: Alaska 2013

Postby Diesel57 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:34 pm

Awesome :clapping: Great Pics!
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Re: Alaska 2013

Postby birchcreek_bushwacker » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:57 pm

Those appear to be some epic hunts, I would love to get into 500 harlequins!!! I worked in bristol bay, out of naknek on a tender boat a few summers back in the late 90's, and think alaska is/should be at the top of every sportsmans bucket list. we would see quite a few harlequins, as well as numerous other game and the fishing is plain awesome....getting to experience alaskas incredible wilderness is a joy in itself, no place like it, that ive ever seen. I will be going up there again for several reasons, AND hopefully some quality duck hunting will take place as well.Your pics made my day today!!!
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