The Lloyd Ward Story

November 30th, 2011|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

The year was 1970. I got a call from Memphis, Tennessee. The man identified himself as Lloyd Ward. His statement went something like this, “I’m Lloyd Ward and I live in Memphis. Do you all hunt Polar Bear and Brown Bear?”. I told him we did. He went on to say he’d talked to Barry [...]

Around the World in 80 Days

November 30th, 2011|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

It was August of 1971. I was forty-one years old. I’d had just returned to Anchorage from the Wrangell Mountains where I had been guiding for the Dall Sheep. It was between hunts and I had a few days off. I’d dropped into the fur traders taxidermy shop, which I was a 50/50 partner with [...]

Cheating Death on the Arctic Ice Pack

November 30th, 2011|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

The year was 1957. It was the first time I traveled to the Arctic. My mentor, Lee Holen, had asked me to go along with him to fly cover for him while hunting Polar Bear. During this time period there were only a handful of Alaskan Guides who hunted the Polar Bear on the frozen [...]

The Pegged Legged Game Warden

November 20th, 2011|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

This story is about a trip in which I was guiding a multi-millionaire land developer from Newport Beach, California. I’ll call him Harry. During those early years of my guiding career I used the Piper Super Cub as a mode of transportation and to locate game. This story takes place along the remote Alaska Peninsula, [...]

Trophy Rainbows and Sheefish in Alaska’s Back Country

November 16th, 2011|Categories: Alaska Fishing, Guest Angler Stories|

GUEST CORRESPONDENT – James O. Fraioli Trophy Rainbows and Sheefish in Alaska’s Back Country Alaska remains one of the world’s great angling destinations, and American Creek, nestled on the rim of Katmai National Park, is a thriving and sustainable rainbow fishery. Hunkering down beside a fallen Sitka spruce, my felt-sole shoes dig into the gravel [...]