One noob to another......at least here on this forum....welcome aboard and I personally look forward to some exciting posts from you and the Great Land! Though I'm currently located wAAAaaaaay over here on the East Coast of the USA, I will be in Alaska in less than two weeks. Down in the panhandle chasing Silvers on Prince of Wales Island , September 18-24. This will be my 6th trip in a row! I'm hooked solid on Alaska! I'm also a broken record to my wife about moving up there. She says maybe we should just start with getting a cabin on the island and do some summers up there to try it out. OH YEAH! is what I'm thinking...how has your year been? Here's a pic of a nice buck Coho from two years back. He's already bonked and bled out otherwise my hand would not have been in his gills. Post some pix if you can.