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A Guide’s Reflection on the OUTPOST Camp

11.14.17

In his “Peninsula” blog, Drew reflects on his first summer guiding in Bristol Bay – vast wilderness, grunt work, and perhaps the best day of fishing in his life.

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A Guide’s Reflection on the OUTPOST Camp


It’s Tiller Time!

06.28.15

The nearest “town” to our OUTPOST camp is about 60 river miles away. So at the beginning of each season we show up and dust off the winter cobwebs, load the 18′ jon boat full of gear and supplies, put …

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It’s Tiller Time!


Perspective on a “Good” Day of Alaska Fishing

04.30.14

I remember guiding a guy named Steve at SAFARI camp who wanted nothing more than to hook a chrome bright chum salmon after catching his share of pinks. I took the challenge. The tides had been off that day and …

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Perspective on a “Good” Day of Alaska Fishing


Chef’s Little Ditty

12.31.11

A fine note to end the year on… You could be sittin’ in traffic           just spinnin’ your wheels Or maybe go dancin’           And clickin’ your heels Just try walkin’ in Alaska           and haulin’ your reels And you’ll …

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Chef’s Little Ditty


Trail of Snails

11.10.11

But what we found so interesting in the network of snail trails, each often crossed and led into the other. Sometimes multiple snails converged into a single trail, making a train of snails.

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Trail of Snails


“Over the Hill” in Alaska?

08.20.11

And if you get a gift from your fellow guides, you might expect something along the lines of a box of flies wrapped in a sock.

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“Over the Hill” in Alaska?


The History Behind the EPIC Name

06.10.11

And my own memory, along with Stef’s description of that particular day, stuck with me as the perfect representation of the SAFARI camp experience.

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The History Behind the EPIC Name


Dolphin sighting in the bay

07.23.08

At times the dolphins would follow just behind our boat, jumping in the wake. Other times, jumping off the bow.

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Dolphin sighting in the bay


The Call to Duty

10.15.05

This is my thanks to the guys who have reliably watched my back, and who have given me the opportunity to watch theirs. See you next season.

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The Call to Duty