The weather is here.... wish you were beautiful

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® AREC License #15292
Fishing Alaska Style

Fishing rules to live by Sorry folks, I couldn't resist. The sun is shining with only a few clouds in the sky - for now. It's supposed to rain later today and tomorrow but it won't matter. The worst day of fishing beats the best day of working, right?

We made it down to our favorite spot on the river without incident and have even been so lucky as to have the place to ourselves. No doubt that will change tomorrow but for now it's peaceful and just about as close to perfect as you can get.

One of the attractions that have kept us in The Last Frontier for so long is the abundant opportunities to get out and enjoy some of the most beautiful country on earth. Fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, camping, off-roading, flying, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, snowmachining... you name it and it's all right here in our very own backyard.

Ready to find your piece of The Last Frontier to call home? Contact us online or call 907.699.6024...

Just give us 'til Monday to call you back. We've gone fishing.

Jesse and Kathy Clifton Fairbanks Real Estate Professionals Thinking about buying or selling real estate in Fairbanks or Interior Alaska? We know Fairbanks real estate – Jesse and Kathy are your local Fairbanks real estate experts.

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Gary Miljour
American Financial Network, Inc. NMLS#207208 - Southern Pines, NC
Mortgage Originator NMLS Licensed in AZ and NC

I must admit, I am jealous.

It was a mere 109 today in Sunny Arizona.

Jun 27, 2008 08:02 PM #17
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Jesse, I do admit that AK does have some of the most beautiful country on this planet. I have been there several times and if it were not so damn cold in the winters, I would buy a house and move there...

Jun 27, 2008 08:35 PM #18
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes


That is one B U T FUL spot.  I only have one question for you and that is what are you gonna do when the North Pole melts as predicted for next year?

Don R.

Jun 28, 2008 02:22 AM #19
Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®-

Jesse, it looks wonderful!  My wife would be jealous...she loves to go fishing!

Jun 28, 2008 05:54 AM #20
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Jesse:  I love the picture in this blog.  I wish I were there.  Environments like this remind me so much of Dad.  He and I used to go fishing every year on the opening of trout season here in Virginia.  When I traveled to Alaska, I was flooded with memories of my Dad.  He would have loved the Last Frontier.

Jun 28, 2008 07:30 AM #21
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

But did you catch anything????  It is beautiful and hopefully I will get there one day.  Have a great time.

Jun 28, 2008 08:58 AM #22
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Jesse,

This looks wonderful to me! Salmon fishing in Alaska is on my "life list" aka bucket list. Maybe some day???

Jun 29, 2008 08:05 AM #23
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

Jesse, make room for 2 big rigs!  I am coming for a visit.

There is absolutely nothing like spending a vacation getting outsmarted by a fish!  :)

Jun 29, 2008 08:57 AM #24
Paul Slaybaugh
Realty Executives - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate

Amanda, slow down!  I've been chasing you all over Active Rain for the past 10 minutes!  Where we headed now?

Jun 29, 2008 08:59 AM #25
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

Nanny nanny boo boo, you can't catch me. 

Jun 29, 2008 09:29 AM #26
Mark Horan
Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC - Saint Cloud, FL
"The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC &

Jesse- any salmon in that stream? I hope your weekend was restful. Monday, back to the grind!

Jun 29, 2008 03:22 PM #27
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

Jesse, we need you to get back in here, buddy.  There is action in the bullpen.  Don't worry, the stapler is loaded.

Jun 30, 2008 09:15 AM #28
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Bart - Will do!

Linda - haha.  I'm already paying for the long weekend... We're leaving again Thursday so I can survive a few days of work. :)

Marchel - That's just not right that you're the only one that hasn't made it up here.  Come up with your husband in July!

Fran - I'm telling you.... that's it in a nutshell!

Katlheen - You, my dear, are beautiful! 

Elaine - The salmon are running... wanna come up and go fishing?

Elizabeth - Someone has to keep you entertained, right?  I have work I should be doing.... but thanks to a brilliant assistant we can manage to sneak off for a few days every now and again. 

Debbie - Come on up...the weather is GREAT. It was 84 the other day!  No snow for at least a few more weeks. :)

Monika - Jay has a point!  We always have room for another big rig.  Pack your gear and head north!  We'll be ready anytime you are.

Richard - Alright, I'm back... where's my beverage? 

Gary - It was a great few days... so much so we're about to repeat the experience in a different fishing hole.

Jason - Pack your bags and head on up.  We've got nature coming out of our ears.

Jo - Sorry about that.  It was so beautiful this weekend. Ship Creek is darn near literally right out Jay's back door. 

Ruthmarie - With those babies of yours you need to come experience Alaska at least once.

Adam - One of the guys that was with us this weekend wasn't much of a fisherman either... until we took him out and he landed a 240lb halibut.  He's been hooked ever since. Our tour guide services are always available...  come on up.

Todd - Sounds like a plan.  Salmon, trout, halibut, or Pike... you name it and we'll go tear 'em up.

Gary - 109?  Yikes.  Glad I missed that. 

Michael - The winters can be brutal... I could probably live without seeing -60 again now that you mention it.

Don - I guess we're gonna put on our hip waders and go catch some fish. :)

Jer - Send her up.  We've got some fish that would knock her socks off.

Chris - I bet he would have.  Kathy's dad never made it up here and I know he would have fallen in love. Maybe you can come up in his place and do a little fishing for him. :)

Paddy - Absolutely.  We had fresh salmon for dinner both  nights and there's a good 10 packages in the freezer.  Yummy.

Lynda - You're welcome to come up anytime.  Ya'll come at the same time we're going to have to rent a tour bus.

Mandy - Pack 'em up and head 'em out.  We're ready for you.  There's a case of goose in the storage bay with your name on it.

Paul - Good luck keeping up...

Mark - We were catching them left and right.  We're back to the grind today but leaving again Thursday for some more play time.

Mandy - I'm here, I'm here.  Who the hell is causing trouble now?


Jun 30, 2008 09:03 PM #29
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

That's a lot of Goose, Jesse. 


Jul 02, 2008 04:34 AM #30
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Yea buddy.... that's just how we roll 

We can be out of mayo.... we can be out of sense... hell, we can be out of diesel... but being out of goose is just out of the question.

Jul 02, 2008 06:26 AM #31
Lisa Long
Heather Roda Broker - Paso Robles, CA

Have fun and thanks for making me smile, I loved your title! Lisa Long- Keller Williams Realty

Jul 02, 2008 06:48 AM #32
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

Who needs mayo?

Jul 02, 2008 08:27 AM #33
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

We might look like yankees, but we're southern through and through. Running out of mayo is a cardinal sin. :)  Running out of goose will cause a riot.

Jul 02, 2008 08:49 AM #34
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Jesse, Looks like a beautiful place to be...thanks for sharing a little bit of it with us.

Jul 05, 2008 11:15 AM #35
maks smith

It may be possible that the day is not good for fishing but the day is perfect for outing and enjoyment, really a lovely day.


maks smith

Jul 28, 2008 12:45 AM #36
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