This was my first trip to the great state of Alaska, and it won't be my last. My brother in law and I had a blast fishing for Sockeye salmon (reds), because the Kings were closed, due to a poor run. The day we landed in Alaska, was the day the sockeye limit went up to 6 fish/day, and we caught our limit every day, pretty quickly. I have a friend that has a cabin near Soldotna, Alaska. We fished on shore, right on a boat ramp on the Kenai River, without a guide. Man, that was fun! We brought back to Oregon 200 LBS of salmon fillets, and 50 LBS of salmon roe we cured up. We use the salmon roe here in Oregon for bait for chinook, steelhead, and coho in our rivers. We even got to watch the residents of Alaska, dipnetting at the mouth of the Kenai River, and they were bringing the fish in every few minutes, it was insane. The dipnetter's limit is 25 fish/day, wow! We saw one grizzly bear, and one moose. It was cool, that sunset was after 11 PM, and it really never got dark, even in the middle of the night. It was more like dusk all night long. It is absolutely beautiful up there! I bet once the snow starts falling, it's even more beautiful! Enjoy the pics!