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    Default Re: A Sure Sign That I'm Almost Ready To Fish;

    Quote Originally Posted by stanbiker View Post
    How much longer before you can float the valley streams? (I was hoping a week, but that's probably too optimistic)

    Where are you taking the raft this week? I'm assuming the upper...

    Good luck!
    Hi Stan,

    Things are still pretty solid in the Valley, these cold nights are no help. Upper would be it if it's not too bad come morning. As soon as I know of the water flowing here I'll send a PM.

    Casey,

    I really want to go but when the flowing water is so far............ and it's been so long you get to thinking, "what's another couple days". The last thing I'll do is to drive all the ways down there for cloudy skies and a cold wind coming up that river. Is Cody into those steelhead yet?

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    Default Re: A Sure Sign That I'm Almost Ready To Fish;

    they've had an exceptionally cold spring down on the peninsula
    and last i heard everything still has ice issues, but i'm not sure
    if hes been out yet.
    i'll talk too him soon and report back

    casey


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    Default Re: A Sure Sign That I'm Almost Ready To Fish;

    This whole ice thing! If it weren't for that spring would be great

    On a side note: I heard on the morning radio that yesterday a female brown bear took hold of a fellow at the Public Use Area parking lot on Kasilof. The fellow had injuries to his arm but when Troopers arrived to investigate the bear charged them and was shot.

    This is a dangerous time of season for man & bear alike. They are coming out but with the ice and snow clinging stubbornly to the earth there is little food. They will be prowling the river sides looking for dead salmon or a drowned moose right now. This is why I'm wanting to fish from the raft. I can anchor out in a couple feet of water and wade leaving Boss on his gear deck bed.

    You can get a good look at the shore line from the middle of the river and I don't want to be wandering along at the edge of the trees right now.

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    Default Re: A Sure Sign That I'm Almost Ready To Fish;

    Weather for Coopers landing tomorrow says.............. snow & rain showers with 41* possible high. This is probably not going to be the day I go down there.

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    Default Re: A Sure Sign That I'm Almost Ready To Fish;

    sounds crappy ard
    i would give it a bit.


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    Default Re: A Sure Sign That I'm Almost Ready To Fish;

    It's better than up at Paxon and the Tangle River, currently 26* and it's gonna snow there too.................

    Did you read what I said a couple post back about the bear attack at Kasilof?

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    Default Re: A Sure Sign That I'm Almost Ready To Fish;

    yeah, sketchy time of year to be on a river up there.
    had a brief moment of worry when i first read
    this as he's a regular up there on the kasilof.


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    Default Re: A Sure Sign That I'm Almost Ready To Fish;

    Turns out it happened down at the mouth off Kalifornsky Beach Road at that access lot. The report said 'a 3-4 year old bear attacked a parked car and then a utility pole........ then it saw a guy walking along shore and went after him'. Apparently bit his arm and then took off. A Trooper and a Game Trooper went walking and it came running out of the bush at them and they killed it.

    Pretty strange behavior but I am so glad that big one last year didn't just jump me before I saw it.

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    Default Re: A Sure Sign That I'm Almost Ready To Fish;

    i hear ya ard!
    makes a guys hackles stand up
    if you know what i mean(and i know you do).....
    my brother does carry spray and a .44
    never used it, but still........
    seems like brown bear activity, especially on the
    peninsula, has become more and more erratic in
    the past 10 yrs.

    casey


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    Default Re: A Sure Sign That I'm Almost Ready To Fish;

    Probably a mirror of the erratic weather

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