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Clients

Last week I was blessed with the perfect clients!

Now don’t get me wrong, the best part of my job is meeting different people with unique backgrounds and personalities from all over the globe, and I enjoy spending the day with nearly every one of them.  But every now and then, a special group [...]

Summer…finally?

WOW!  Have we had a cold, windy, cloudy, rainy, overcast, damp, dreary (should I continue?) summer!  What a test it has been to layer up, don the stocking cap and put on the rain gear each and every morning since mid-May!  But…the last two days have been glorious with the biggest sun you can [...]

Wolverine Creek

A late June/early July fly-out for sockeye at Wolverine Creek has never been my favorite trip, after all, most of the salmon are bunched up in one large school at the head of a creek just milling around prior to entering this small freshet with numerous boats anchored around them.  Somewhere deep inside, I [...]

They’re here!

Just got  a very excited notice, via e-mail, from our air charter service that the reds (sockeye salmon) are finally “in” at Wolverine Creek, as are a couple of regular visitors in the form of a black bear sow with cubs and two brown bears! Its about time: wow, has everything been late arriving [...]

That’s using your head!

ok, so one of my halibut skippers, who will remain nameless, relays this classic story of “brains and brawn” from last week. I guess two of my clients, a husband/wife team (who also will remain nameless right now) had a clever but effective relationship. The wife, being a lady angler (whom we all know [...]

Halibut fishing is hard to beat!

While king fishing may be the lowest success rate of all our fisheries, halibut fishing WITH A GIFTED, VETERAN SKIPPER is likely the highest! Barring rough weather that occationally prevents guests from getting on the water, our guests nearly always get their two fish per person limit! In fact, it is such a “gimme” [...]

Why “Guiding for a Living” is SO cool!

OK-previously I wrote a somewhat depressing (but honest) blog entry entitled “A very tough day!” or something along those lines! Well, here is the other side of the coin!

Yesterday, I took a wonderful middle-aged couple from Pennsylvania, Dave and Sue- first time visitors to Alaska who were here for a week soaking up [...]

A tough day!

Halibut fishing is either good, great or superb! That’s mostly because these big, flat fish live in Cook Inlet and are voracious predators! Find em, and you can almost always make them bite! But king salmon, on the other hand, must be patiently waited for…like a spoiled house cat, you can’t make them come [...]

So You Wanna Be A Guide, huh?

As I sit here struggling with my first blog entry, I recall what a good pal recently told me; “Blogs are more for telling stories than for sharing pictures and short exclamations like Facebook!” But what “story” could I tell that would interest those folks who might visit my EZ Blog?

How about an [...]