DIYAK

I knew the fishing in Alaska would be good, but I didn’t know it would be this good! For me, it was just as much about the adventure as it was the fishing though. When a couple of buddies asked if I wanted to join a 100-mile wilderness float in a remote corner of Alaska, I didn’t hesitate. There’s not much that beats floating down a river with your good buddies, camping where ever you want and fishing all day. It’s not an easy trip though. A lot goes into planning and pulling off an adventure of this magnitude. We had to pack all our own food and gear. We moved 4500lbs worth of gear and camp almost every day. A trip like this is also not without some risk. Flying in those small planes can be sketchy. Once you get dropped off you’re in bear and moose territory. There’s a lot that can and does go wrong. It’s about being prepared and ready to overcome challenges. But for us, the reward outweighed the risk. The mouse bite was epic and the fishing from top to bottom was all-time. -Mikey Wier

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