Monday, October 13, 2014
In order to go as hard as I do from October through to May I need to shut it all down and allow my other interests to consume my time and attention. What this does is allows me to approach the river fully charged in the fall with a rekindled spirit once the rains come and the temperatures plummet.
The stars aligned and the rains came early along with unseasonably cool temperatures. The usual indicators were screaming green light so we made the trek up the lake to seize the opportunity.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Hopefully things all come together with the weather and the river water levels and such.
Sure would be nice to tie in a couple crazy 40" slabs like Sean Donahue did last week. All things aside it should be yet another epic trip.
Monday, April 28, 2014
www.theanglersconnection.com or click on their banner in the sponsors section of the blog. The floating mono has been fishing fine so far and banked a fair share of Michigan chromers. I plan to really put it to the test on some of those giant Alaska fish later this week.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Well the clock has been ticking and we are officially starting the countdown. Only 17 days away until we visit one of the last remaining Frontiers left on this plant...Alaska. For those that are not aware, Yakutat Alaska is home to Mount St Elias, The Hubbard Glacier, Russell Fiord, and the world renowned Situk River. The Situk boasts the planets largest self sustaining wild population of Steelhead. Fish in the 40" class are not uncommon and annual run numbers in excess of 8000 can be experienced. The freestone glacier fed river runs some 20 miles from it's headwaters at Situk Lake through the Tongass National Forest where it eventually drains into the Gulf of Alaska. The only access to the river is at the 9 mile bridge via the forest service road. Here you hike up river and wade fish or float down river some 14 miles in a drift boat towards the take out at the estuary. It's truly a one of a kind self guided fishery that affords one the opportunity of double digit days, 40" class fish, Coastal Brown Bears, Black Bears, Moose, Bald Eagles, wolf and lynx all encompassed within the boundaries of the worlds largest remaining Temperate Rainforest...The Tongass. It's truly an epic adventure about to unfold... **with the exception of the Steelhead snaps all pics contained withing the slide show are courtesy of Google images. Thanks Google!!