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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:53 pm
malaga6


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I was wondering if anyone has had any experience w/Alaska fishing. I'm planning a trip for my dad and I. He's always wanted to go to an Alaska lodge and land some big hali's and kings. There are so many when you search the web. I have no clue where to start. Was wondering if anyone has been up there and has some recommendations. I'm looking for a 3 night stay. Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:48 pm
grammar police


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Here you go.

http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=49

http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=114

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:04 pm
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Captains Steve Smith and his brother Chris both run out of Ninilchik, Alaska and are 100% top quality operations....Check em out at www.captainstevessaltwatercharters.com
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:49 am
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PLugLine wrote:
Captains Steve Smith and his brother Chris both run out of Ninilchik, Alaska and are 100% top quality operations....Check em out at www.captainstevessaltwatercharters.com


Their dad is Jim Smith, owner of Happy Hooker, and the baby of the family, James is owner of the California Dawn. Both boats run out of Berkeley in the spring and summer and move to Martinez in the fall.
During the spring run, Jim typically goes up for a few weeks to "help out" with the business.
Also, the woman listed on the site (I believe) is their sister.
If you call for reservations on Jim's boat, you typically talk to his wife, who is the sweetest little lady.
What am I saying here? This is a family who knows fishing and is very friendly. They know how to show you a good time and get you on some fish!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:35 am
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What am I saying here? This is a family who knows fishing and is very friendly. They know how to show you a good time and get you on some fish!


Jim Smith is not a nice guy. I've seen him stack up the halibut and not even call his kid whose party boat was nearly skunked. He's on the radio often asking for numbers(fish count & lat/long), but won't give any out. I've seen him argue with other captains (Mike Shimmel & Steve Talmadge) about clients that quit going on the Happy Hooker and show up on their boats.

No doubt about it. Jim Smith is a hell of a fisherman, captain, and business man. But a nice guy... that's pushing it. His boys are a different story. James is a hell of guy. So too are the other brothers.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:01 am
stripesidechaser


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baitchucker wrote:


Jim Smith is not a nice guy. I've seen him stack up the halibut and not even call his kid whose party boat was nearly skunked. He's on the radio often asking for numbers(fish count & lat/long), but won't give any out. I've seen him argue with other captains (Mike Shimmel & Steve Talmadge) about clients that quit going on the Happy Hooker and show up on their boats.

No doubt about it. Jim Smith is a hell of a fisherman, captain, and business man. But a nice guy... that's pushing it. His boys are a different story. James is a hell of guy. So too are the other brothers.


Weird, I've been hearing some things lately... he didn't used to be like that at all. Alzheimers starting maybe?
Chris also used to be here, he had the Capt Hook. He sold it last year and went up to Alaska to be with his brother.
My favorite trip with James was a sturgeon trip. Fishing was really slow and he broke out a gas powered blender and made margharitas for everybody on the boat. We didn't mind the slow fishing at all.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:02 am
baitchucker


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Jim's is and always will be a tough competitor. He raised his boys to be captains... AND I mean the legacy type of captain. About the only captain that I have seen drive his passengers to fish HARDER was Frank LoPreste. Jim will yell, shove, pull, and kick deckhands and passengers alike. You better not miss a fish. But in the end, Jim's fish count is gonna be pretty good.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:08 am
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Haha! The mate on the boat I go on in NC yells, screams, curses and shuvs folks into position. He always appologizes after the fight is done, but he takes it very personally if we don't land each and every fish. Here's a link to th boat. We CRUSH em' off this thing.
http://www.kokonutzfishing.net/
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