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 It's 12:00 AM and I feel a gentle shaking.  

No, it isn’t an earthquake it is just my dad telling me to rise and shine because, “the early bird catches the worm”. This is exactly what I hear him say every time we have a planned hunt for the elusive King Salmon.


This particular day we are leaving from Wasilla, AK to head north about 2 hours. Of course he would disown me if I gave away our secret spot. After I finally open my eyes half way, load up my lunch and fishing gear we are on our way. And sure enough, just like clockwork, 2 hours and 30 minutes pass by now one of us is on the bank yelling “Fish On!”


My dad, the Alaskan fish slayer always knew exactly how to pack and what bait and tackle to bring for a successful day on the river. To Alaskans this probably sounds very familiar.


#alaskadads PHOTO CONTEST

We want to hear your stories this Father’s day with a photo contest. Upload a photo to Instagram @bigrays1947 of your dad in Alaska. Tag the photo with #alaskadads and #getdressedinalaska to win a great prize package of outdoor gear --a $150 value. You can enter to win on Facebook by finding us @alaskaBigRays and uploading your photo in the contest newsfeed. If you can, give us the approximate year and location in the comments section and follow our social sites to see who the weekly winners will be. Official rules can be found at https://www.bigrays.com/alaskadad-photo-contest

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9/11/2017 6:53 PM
What a fun campaign!
5/8/2018 7:49 PM
Hey Deanna; This is Tanya from Fairbanks are we doing the contest again this year it sure was great seeing all those dads on the slide show we did at the stores.