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    Alaska to Florida right now

    Hello all, Iíve been away for awhile and currently transitioning the lower 48, today leaving Valentine NB, headed SE , final at Umatilla where my new hangar awaits my arrival at Crescent Lake, my new to me winter home. Just a shout out to all and so my Alaska buddies see where Iím going. See ya!
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    Good to see you're heading south with the geese. Floatpond here is still 80% ice free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC12D-4-85 View Post
    Good to see you're heading south with the geese. Floatpond here is still 80% ice free.

    Gary Lot FP188
    And here they are in Nebraska,
    like thinking, itís gonna be weird not running skis this winterÖÖ..NAW! Fishin off the floats! Yes!
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    How about some waterfowl hunting from the floats?

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    Absolutely, I’m in! Although I’d have to borrow a shotgun, flew through Canada eh!

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    You’ll enjoy Crescent Lake and it’s sister Dead Lake. Disston, Woodruff and Diaz are accessible as well. Silver Glen Springs on the west side of Lake George is a wonderful place to float among the manatees. Many other great places to fly floats in the area. The boat ramp at the Palatka waterfront is suitable for an Amphib and a great place to park and walk to restaurants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CubCruiser View Post
    Youíll enjoy Crescent Lake and itís sister Dead Lake. Disston, Woodruff and Diaz are accessible as well. Silver Glen Springs on the west side of Lake George is a wonderful place to float among the manatees. Many other great places to fly floats in the area. The boat ramp at the Palatka waterfront is suitable for an Amphib and a great place to park and walk to restaurants.
    Thanks for the tips, maybe weíll see ya around.

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    I’m done after 49.0 hrs, arrived at my lake. Some pics from the journey. Click image for larger version. 

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    Must have been the trip of a lifetime. Congratulations.
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ID:	57978 Some have asked my route of flight , so here is what I did this time .
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    1/2" snow and still a couple of wet spots on the pond in Fairbanks. Nice trip report. Don't feed the gators and snakes while bass fishing

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC12D-4-85 View Post
    1/2" snow and still a couple of wet spots on the pond in Fairbanks. Nice trip report. Don't feed the gators and snakes while bass fishing

    Gary
    Snakes should be no problem here as locals are diligent, now as far as gators my black lab will swim after anything, so thatís gonna be a problem! But they to seam to get relocated or fried! But, Iíll keep a watch while Iím in the kayak chasing large mouth and crappie!
    I do wonder what the dogs will think the first time they run into a gopher tortoise thoughÖ their protected here! And I do have a covey of those in the pasture.

    take care, jk

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    Oh, and one other thing I’ll do is fly down to Key West and surrounding water, I’ll be able to say I’ve flown the entire continental US, as I’ve already been to Barrow, Oliktok Point, and Barter Isl. Yup, I know “Utqiavik”, but it was Barrow when I was there.
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    My C-185 neighbor at the floatpond migrates to Florida yearly. His current concern is the rising cost of fresh oysters in the local bar. He gets no sympathy from the rest of us.

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    Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC12D-4-85 View Post
    My C-185 neighbor at the floatpond migrates to Florida yearly. His current concern is the rising cost of fresh oysters in the local bar. He gets no sympathy from the rest of us.

    Gary
    Weíll I didnít think about that, but I do know a guy who goes to grassy water and dives for scallops. Iíve got to network so I too can get no sympathy!!

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