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Old 06-17-2017, 05:08 PM
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With everybody in salmon mode I decided to take my family and visiting parents in a different direction. We headed 300 miles North to the Denali Highway, Tangle Lakes to be precise. The weather was perfect during the day and cool at night. Ice even formed in the puddles one night.

The lakes had just been set free of winters icy grip about a week prior to us arriving so the water was still chilly. The grayling were biting though and we even caught some lake trout from shore. It was a fantastic few days of camping and fishing fun. I look forward to returning.

Mind you not all fishing was done with flyrods so don't be hard on me. My boys switched back and forth when they felt like it and I won't object. I'm just happy they like to fish! They both had success in the moving water with a bead head brassie and strike indicator.

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Looks like you guys had an awesome time, congrats! Tangle lakes sure brings back the memories, when I lived in Fairbanks we used to go down there from time to time.
Thanks for sharing all the great photos, can't believe your son could take a dip in that water, it had to be freezing cold.
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Looks like you guys had an awesome time, congrats! Tangle lakes sure brings back the memories, when I lived in Fairbanks we used to go down there from time to time.
Thanks for sharing all the great photos, can't believe your son could take a dip in that water, it had to be freezing cold.
Thanks Larry! He said it was cold and made mention of body parts that felt like they were going to fall off!! Haha!!
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Congrats to your boys.They caught some nice fish.
That is a beautiful lake.Thanks for sharing the photo's.
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The change of pace, aside from making memories with your family, was well worth the trip for the pictures alone!

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Outstanding photos and post

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Beautiful scenery, but damn it still looks cold up there.
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Beautiful scenery, but damn it still looks cold up there.
It was mid 60's during the day. Felt like 90* when the wind cut out with the blaring sun. It did get down into the low 30's in the wee hours of the morning. Hoods were up to help fend off the skeeters. For that part of the state it doesn't get much better! I caribou hunt near there and have endured some serious weather in the fall.
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Awesome photos...looked like a blast.
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