Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

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  1. bosco

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  2. ksong

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    Chatt,
    Please contact me as soon as possible. We need your confirmation.
     
  3. ksong

    ksong I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    OK. I assume Chatt can not come as he doesn't contact me.
    One spot is open on June 30 - July 6 trip.
    The lodge said the would fill the one spot at their shows in winter.
    So it is not necessary to fill the remaining one spot.
     
  4. eightmd

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    Can you tell me about the spot that is open. How much is it, how may days fishing, do you bring your own gear, what is the flight like from Yakutat to the lodge? Do you do a lot of fly fishing or not? It looks like you still have one spot left, right?
    Thanks
     
  5. bosco

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  6. Almud

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    With the late flight out of YAK, how does one keep their fish frozen with an overnight in JNU or SEA? Is the early flight out through Anchorage a better option?
     
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    Better check with Icy Bay Lodge about how to fly out of YAK. I believe they have one time in mind to depart the lodge that involves bush vehicle and plane to get you out.
     
  8. bosco

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    Last year I departed Yakutak at 6:30 PM, stopped in Juneau for 45 minutes, departed Juneau and arrived in Seattle at 11:48 PM. Stayed at the Doubletree near the airport and departed next morning at 7:25 AM for LAX. I checked my luggage and fish at Yakutak all the way to LAX. Alaska Airlines will put your fish in their freezer at SeaTac airport and load it on your connecting flight the next morning, but there are limitations on how long they will hold your fish. I believe they will hold your fish up to 8 hours. You need to call Alaska Airlines to confirm. I had no problems. I arrived next morning at LAX and my fish was still frozen solid. bosco
     
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    Thanks Bosco! My itinerary and layover will closely match yours. Was not aware of the SEA freezer. Past trips never had overnights in SEA.
     
  10. ksong

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    Yes. we have one spot open on the second trip June 30 - July 6.
     
  11. ksong

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    Can you give me your real name ? I am checking deposit paid and I don't know who is who. :)
     
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    Just sent you a PM. Looking forward to this trip!!
     
  13. eightmd

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    I believe I just got the last spot on the 6/30 trip. I just sent in my deposit.
     
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    Hola Almud -- x2 on Bosco's advice. Him knows his shit!
    I highly recommend taking the advised YAK-JNU-SEA route -- Alaska Airlines' freezer is great. Just make sure your flight home from Seattle is on Alaska Airlines, and you should have no problem. Last year, my flight from Seattle to home (San Jose, CA) was on Delta, and I had to work a little magic to have Alaska keep my fish in their freezer (thanks, Dan!!!)
     
  15. Almud

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    Booked already , Bosco’s advice taken! Now just waiting to try some BH rods on big halis and lings!
     
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    Oh boy. Buckle up. I'm not sure if you've been to Icy Bay before -- I went last year for the first time with Kil, Ken, and others. And I showed up two days late (just in time to watch Ken's #244 get hauled off the boat!). Though short, if it's half as good as my experience, you're in for some fun. Especially on those rods!!
    The only reason I'm not joining y'all this year, is I had to share it with friends. We've booked the lodge the week after you, so save us a few fish!
    Saludos y suerte, Dave
     
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    Thanks! Really looking forward to this trip. Been to AK numerous times but never Icy Bay. Hope to catch a ling bigger than the slot size. Last three years I’ve had to throw them back. Also going earlier than normal for me as we target silver runs but last year was slow though the silvers we caught were fairly large, 15#.
     
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    15# Silvers? Nice! I'll take one a day, everyday!
    Obviously, you're sacrificing Salmon for other species. But if the wind lays down, and you can get out to "Jurassic Park" for a day or three, you'll have a great shot at a big ling.
    I'm almost as excited to read your report, as I am to get back there myself. Pretty great spot!
     
  20. ksong

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    Are you Miller ?
     

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