Best of summer 2012 – Alaska

Of course there was a lot of fishing during my 42 days in Alaska this summer, but there was plenty of other things that made it great. From observing the 4th of July lawlessness on the bridge to hiking One Duck and of course, catching fish to feed me this winter, it was ¬†one of…

The new Ugly Stik

So yesterday at the Thorne my fishing rod Julius broke in a way that Duct Tape could not fix. It was terribly tragic. After hundreds of salmon and who knows how many trout, my spinning rod was done. I taped it more and still used it, of course. I still fished with the wrecked rod….

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….

Prince of Wales Island 2012 – River and Ocean part I

It’s been a solid summer on the ocean so far. Last time out, we all got our kings, the biggest a little under 30-pounds. Danny, Derrick and I also made a few trips to Whale Pass to snag silvers and ended up catching most in the mouth, go figure. Here’s the video that doesn’t do…

Alaska Training

My two friends from California are currently enrolled in my Alaska Training Course. One of them, Danny, came up last summer, so he had some idea what to expect, but Derrick had no idea. My buddy Abe took us out on the ocean, and we limited on king salmon their first full day in town….