King salmon-Kenai R.
Sitka Blacktail Deer
Angler: Bob Bird
Weight: 20 lbs. Length: 42.5 inches
Area: Stormy Lake Date: November 24, 2001
ADFG State Trophy Certificate qualifier
Bob says "I was jigging a homemade rig of plastic squid
with herring chunk for bait, plus I had 2 large hooks in
tandem with snelled knots. It was about 8 feet of water
and we had caught lots of trout there the previous day
(both rainbow & dollies).
"The pike ripped off line like a bat-outta-hell and I
merely expected something in the 30 inch range.
Numerous passes underneathe the ice (which was clear
and about 12 inches thick) caused me to go bug-eyed.
I was convinced that he would snap the line on the ice
and everyone would accuse me of allowing the ice
refraction to get the better of my imagination."
Photo courtesy of Bob Bird
Angler: Pollock "pj" Simon, Jr. (guide)
Native Guy Hunting & Fishing Guide Service
Weight: 27 lbs. & 23 lbs.
Area: Koyukuk River Date: July, 1998
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