Category: Rivers

Fish hunting

If fly fishing is the most poetic method for retrieving fish from water, snagging is its antithesis. It’s barbaric. It’s fish hunting. It’s a lot of fun. Below the mouth of the short river that drains Neck Lake near Whale Pass, Alaska, anglers my angle their hooks into any available flank or fin of cohos.

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Water scout – Middle Fork Stanislaus – Camp 9

I got turned on to the Middle Fork where it meets New Melones last October. Kokanee leave the lake for the river to spawn making for a spot reminiscent of a miniature Alaskan river with spawning red salmon. The brown and rainbow trout that leave the lake as well are hefty. That said Camp 9

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