Pulled my traps today after not getting anything for the second check in a row. The 330 was sprung and the bait gone. It was set outside of the entrance to a square bucket, and when it sprung, it caught on the bucket so didn’t finish. Another lesson learned for next year. Big winds here – over 100 mph at Eaglecrest, and 70+ mph in downtown Juneau. All great at the cabin. Lots of snow and wished I’d had skiis to get in to the cabin. Did the dishes and read old Alaska Sportsman magazines. Changed oil in the outboard when I got home, after putting chains on the truck to get the boat trailer up the driveway.

With all the rain on top of the snow, the creek behind our garage had left it’s banks and was going down our back yard, right down our front walk way and down the steps. Sump pump was going every minute. Cleared out the creek, and went to our neighbors house and cleared out their part of the creek, too, as they are down south for the winter.

Will get my marten off to auction and the mink to Moyles for tanning. I’ve ordered some info. from UAF and going to try to make my own mittens.

Mark Stopha
Alaska Wild Salmon Company
4455 N. Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801

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