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Friday, September 07, 2018
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Mac Huffman dies in plane crash
MAC HUFFMAN, owner / operator of Sitka, Alaska-based Frontier Charters, has died in a plane crash. He’s shown here with a king salmon caught during a WON charter in 2016.

SITKA, Alaska — The news is shocking and sudden. Mac Huffman, longtime friend of WON, and we dare say, of every angler who ever had the pleasure to feel the warmth of his hospitality at the rustic Sitka fishing lodge he operated, has died.

Details are scant as WON went to press. We know Mac was at the controls of his Alaskan bush plane when it presumably went down on Saturday. Search and rescue found him early Monday morning. There was nothing they could do for him. His lone passenger remains missing.

Mac was an authentic character, a man who had Alaska in his blood. “He was larger than life. Mac loved the Alaskan life and he loved the adventure as much as he loved running his business at the lodge,” said WON Field Reporter Bob Semerau, who was fortunate to get to know Mac during his six trips covering WON charters at Frontier Lodge.

Look for an updated story in next week’s edition.

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