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Friday, September 7, 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.

Reader Comments

It was really sad to here that we lost Mac. I got the pleasure to fish with frontier Charters. My wife Shelley, and landed our 100 lb halibut, and salmon and various rockfish.We were not even staying at the lodge, we had come in on a cruise ship, but Mac treated us as though we were one of the guest staying there. It was my 50th birthday, and Ii will never forget the kindness and laughter shared with Mac....Thank you, and God bless, Joe A. Dinielli
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