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Fishing for feeder kings in Alaska

Angler Dave Price from Monroe, Washington shows off the 18-pound "Winter King" he caught at The Bluffs in late August 2011.
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A long needle is needed to pull the leader end through the troll herring.
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The last piece of the troll herring puzzle: clipping a "petite fastener" to lock the jaw closed.
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Brad's Super Cut Plug Bait in "Midnight" color.
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Trolling with a Shakespeare Ugly Stik Lite rod and Fin Nor OFL16 reel makes a superb combo for salmon.
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The end of summer doesn't have to signal the end of fishing in Alaska, and as the tourists scatter before winter sets in, it just means more fish for the locals. So go grab some silvers or feeder kings while the getting's good.