Thursday, September 11, 2008
Well, back from another week on the Copper River Delta fishing for silver salmon. As always, it was a very good time. The fish were in and running large for the most part. They were also picky and a few days were slow as a consequence. The moody nature of salmon seems to make up a bit for their abundance, in terms of fishing difficulty. Frequently, they're also fairly challenging to land and my strike-to-landed fish ratio was not great.
A couple of young bull moose:
The closest we came to a bear- these tracks were about four hours old, as the tide had this area covered with water until that time:
It doesn't look like a huge bear, but he's got a decent sized track:
A 14 1/2 lb coho, my largest to date and the first fish of the trip for me:
Sunrise at the Cordova Rose Lodge, where we've stayed these last half-dozen trips:
The Rose is very fisherman-friendly and a comfortable place to stay.
The trail into one of the fishing spots:
Now its time to think about birds and big game.