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By Eric Booton Chrome. Silver. Red gold. Screen Shot 2017-09-06 at 12.49.24 PM.png All the worthy descriptions of fresh, wild Alaska salmon imply monetary value, and for good reason. Here in Alaska, wild salmon attract tourists from around the world. These trusted [ READ MORE... ]
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Chicken of the woods mushrooms. Photo by the author.    By Chris Hunt   A little over a year ago, I stood up to my thighs amid a thick run of pink salmon in a remote, rainforest stream on Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island, trying like hell to tempt one of the few early cohos that were mingling with [ READ MORE... ]
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Alaskans are painfully aware of the recent downturn in king salmon populations on many of our streams. There have, fortunately, been a few glimmers of hope when it comes to this iconic symbol of Alaska. For instance, there was a better than expected return to the Yukon River, which saw the largest [ READ MORE... ]
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Alaska Program director, Nelli Williams, holds a microphone for a crowd of Pebble Mine opponents saying, "Wrong Mine, Wrong Place!" at a Monday rally in Anchorage. Photo by Brandon Hill From an op-ed published in the Alaska Dispatch News. Amid another EPA comment period regarding protections for [ READ MORE... ]
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By: Nelli Williams One afternoon late last summer, I took advantage of a sunny, warm day to take my kids to a playground near Campbell Creek. It was packed with kids swinging, jumping and sliding. Suddenly, we all heard shrieking near the river. It quickly became apparent that nothing was wrong, [ READ MORE... ]
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by Eric Booton The midnight sun came and went. We are so accustomed to the unending daylight that we neglected to pack headlamps. We were already run out a fishing hole earlier in the evening by black bear and passing anglers were warning us of a momma brown bear with cubs. It wasn’t the most ideal [ READ MORE... ]
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By Eric Booton   I couldn’t resist chuckling to myself as I boarded a flight from Anchorage to Los Angeles with my fly rod in hand. I work, live and play in Alaska. The salmon state. The land of 30-inch rainbow trout. Home of seemingly endless fishing options. Yet I, a self described mountain bum, [ READ MORE... ]
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By Eric Booton I practice catch and release. I pinch my barbs and tie on barbless hooks when I can. I carry a rubberized net and am an avid supporter of the keepemwet movement. If you are following the Trout Unlimited blog I can pretty safely assume that you are familiar with the concept of [ READ MORE... ]
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Who doesn't like catching fish on top? With poppers, no less. Several years back, while fishing with a great group of guys on Alaska's Tongass National Forest, I was introduced to the fact that pink salmon—yes, pink salmon—will hit poppers just as they're reporting for spawning duty from the [ READ MORE... ]
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Every year about this time, I'm lured over Monida Pass into the Beaverhead drainage, and, inevitably, after a day or two of fishing, I go a bit farther. I'll venture from there, up the Big Hole to the Bitterroot, or maybe even farther north to Rock Creek, where I tell myself a sqwala might make an [ READ MORE... ]
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