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Alaskan weekend on the ice
« on: Mar 09, 2004, 04:41 PM »
Well I finally got out this weekend and thought I'd share some photos from the last frontier.  We were fishing near the center of the state, located 3 1/2 hours from Fairbanks.  Caught around 5 fish, nothing to exciting, but consistant action.  The biggest was a chunky 28" fish that almost didn't make it through the hole due to the auger didn't clear the hole out "all the way!"  Lost a HOG at the hole using a 8 lb. leader, go figure!  Didn't get any Burbot fishing due to the temps at -22 and WINDY!  Great view and a great trip! -Barleydog


seventeen mile creek

sunset over fielding lake valley

set-up and ready to fish!

Strikemaster auger with 12" extension... didn't make it through some spots!!!

Jimmer bottomed out?  what, no water!  Oh no, get the TNT!

Dinner

One that's still swimming...
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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #1 on: Mar 10, 2004, 02:23 PM »
wow its really pretty there nice lakers gotta love em
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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #2 on: Mar 10, 2004, 02:52 PM »
What a beautiful area. I hope to make it up there some day. I had a chance to go a few years ago, but elected against it due to other comitments. Now I wish I would have gone. Maybe after Canada this spring.  ;)


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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #3 on: Mar 10, 2004, 06:22 PM »
words cannot describe how awesome that 1st pic is.......not taking anything away from the others ;)

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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 2004, 09:20 PM »
I have not seen an extension on an auger scince I lived up north. great view

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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #5 on: Mar 11, 2004, 10:28 PM »
Thanks folks,  Yeah Bushman, extensions are a way of life if you fish the late season eh!  ;D  Tough pulling that thing out of a finished hole with all the wieght of the shavings!
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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #6 on: Mar 16, 2004, 03:19 PM »
Barley,
Great pics, makes me wish I was still there!  ::) Used to ride it that area quite often.  Will be there next April for Artic Man ;D

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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #7 on: Mar 20, 2004, 02:08 PM »
Bring your poles fishfanatic!  You being right across the road and all.  Arctic man is a hoot!  Wouldn't catch me doin the same on a sled! :)  Crazy SOB's..
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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #8 on: Mar 23, 2004, 09:06 AM »
Barley,
Never catch me doing that either, but it sure is a fun weekend 8)

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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #9 on: Mar 23, 2004, 11:53 AM »
Great pictures!

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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #10 on: Oct 09, 2004, 02:40 PM »
Well I finally got out this weekend and thought I'd share some photos from the last frontier.  We were fishing near the center of the state, located 3 1/2 hours from Fairbanks.  Caught around 5 fish, nothing to exciting, but consistant action.  The biggest was a chunky 28" fish that almost didn't make it through the hole due to the auger didn't clear the hole out "all the way!"  Lost a HOG at the hole using a 8 lb. leader, go figure!  Didn't get any Burbot fishing due to the temps at -22 and WINDY!  Great view and a great trip! -Barleydog

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seventeen mile creek
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sunset over fielding lake valley
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set-up and ready to fish!
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what is that in the backround, THE HUMAN LIKE FIGURE?Strikemaster auger with 12" extension... didn't make it through some spots!!!
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Jimmer bottomed out?  what, no water!  Oh no, get the TNT!
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Dinner
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One that's still swimming...
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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #11 on: Oct 09, 2004, 02:42 PM »
great pics,           
also, is that the mag 2000
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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #12 on: Oct 09, 2004, 10:13 PM »
that sure is beautiful scenery and those lakers look sweet too!!tight lines B.D.

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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #13 on: Dec 15, 2004, 09:52 AM »
Red Eyes,  That's a 2000.... with extension.  Looks funny with 2 extensions though!
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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #14 on: Dec 15, 2004, 12:10 PM »
In that first picture it looks like the lake got a sudden cold snap and it froze the waves just as they crashed into shore.  Fantastic pictures!  I love the north!  And to use those augers with extensions you have to do the old deep knee bend-high head lift technique to keep clearing the hole.  Ya gotta be tough to live in the north! :flex:  And you drill as few holes as possible.
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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #15 on: Dec 15, 2004, 01:10 PM »
where is that heaven or something?
i wish i could see that in my lifetime.
your lucky guy :D

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Re: Alaskan weekend on the ice
« Reply #16 on: Dec 15, 2004, 03:07 PM »
Great pics and nice lakers.  I miss Alaska, made it up there for 10 days in 2002.  Hope to return and do more hiking and fishing.  Nothing like waking up and seeing a glacier out the window. Tight lines.
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