coho at Icy Bay Lodge, AK on Sept 5 - 11, 2021

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Our Black Hole USA staff, Jane, Esther and myself are going to the Icy Bay Lodge, AK for coho salmon from Sept 5 to Sept 11.
We are going to test new 8', 8'6", 9'. 9'6" Black Hole Suzuki II Ultra Light rods for coho and take pictures and videos.
We heard coho are already in the bays and rivers.

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We arrived at the lodge.
They say salmon are already in the rivers as water level is pretty high.
Guys who fished in the river reported excellent fishing.
Bears are near our lodge and guys who fished the river said bears were the other side of the river. I got to bring bear spray. :)

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We fished bay instead of river. I caught lots of coho in the saame bay in 2019, but coho seem to be in the river now as we had slow coho fishing. However i landed 12 lb big coho using 8'6" Black Hole Suzuki II Ultra Light rod and IRT 200 reel. I am very happy to see the performance of the rod for big coho.
We are going to fish river tomorrow and I expect heavy action.

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2nd day of Icy bay Lodge
It was sunny and gorgeous day.
I was adventure in wilderness to get to the spot for coho.
I think everyone enjoyed for the adventure.
We caught quiet amount of coho in beautiful setting.
I tried coho in the bay close to the lodge after we came back from fishing. Coho were there. I got 3 coho in 30 minutes.
action of 8'6" Black Hole Suzuki II Ultra Light rod for 12 lb coho.


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3rd day of Icy Bay Lodge, Ak for coho
We went back to the river where we fished yesterday.
We had hot action in the morning. But they stopped biting when water got dirty after incoming tide started by 1:00 pm,
I fished again in front of the lodge and I dropped three coho while Billy got two.
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4th day of Icy Bay Lodge
We went to the same river.
For some reason they didn't bite initially. But they eventually hit lures and flies.
They hit flies better than lures.
Tomorrow is the last day. We expect rain. I might stay in the lodge to fish coho in front of the lodge tomorrow. Jane and Esther got coho in front of the lodge today.
6 anglers are using Black Hole Suzuki II Ultra Light rods. So far so good.

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It was very enjoyable trip in wilderness.
6 anglers tested our Black Hole Suzuki II Ultra Light rods and they all love the rods.
Mission is accomplished. :)
I will be back next year.
 
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Thanks for sharing Kil. Looks like the team tested the BH rods on nice size coho salmon!
 
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Esther of Black Hole USA rod cast lures for the first time. She enjoyed coho fishing so much and she wants to go back again next year.:)
She uses 9' Black Hole Suzuki II Ultra Light rod and IRT 200 reel.