Sunday, May 27, 2012
It was a tough first full week of fishing the Kenai. Not many fish have entered the river, nor caught, so there hasn't been very many anglers out there. This, however, will change soon once the sonar numbers begin to pick up.
We did get our first Kenai king on Friday. A nice little 18lber that was let loose to continue its journey. If you're reading this report, Bill, way to go. Most of the time if a smaller salmon is released it's done early in the day. This is because people don't want to end their day so soon and "trade up" for a better fish. Bill, on the other hand, caught this late in the day and decided that releasing it was the right thing to do. Again, way to go Bill.
Tomorrow is Memorial Day. Make sure to take a moment to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy that have been fought for and protected by those who served our country so well.
Monday, May 21, 2012
There's a reason why I'm posting a moose photo after my first official trip of the year. No fish.
On Saturday I fished Rob and Eric, an old college buddy of mine who I haven't seen in 25 years. It was definitely fun finding out what has happened over the years. Of course, neither one of us has changed a bit. Ha!
Anyway, back to the fishing. I saw no more than seven boats on the river and did see one king netted. In addition, I was told by another guide that they caught and released one. We came close, our boat managed a couple of bites, but I guess we're saving all of our action for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hope to have a few photos for you on my next post that doesn't have four legs.
Monday, May 14, 2012
So, for all of you looking for a photo of Jane paddling down the river, I'm sorry to disappoint you. The two things I had to promise her if she came with is that I couldn't laugh at her, and I couldn't post any photos of her in waders. I didn't keep the promise about laughing but I'm sure going to keep the one about posting photos of her in waders......I'd like her to come again next year.
Monday, May 7, 2012
....and the dock goes out.
It was a beautiful sunrise at Beaver Creek. Jane and I got up at 5:00am to catch the high tide.
This final photo was taken around 11:00am close to low tide. My next step is to dewinterize ( or is that summerize?) my boat and then it's game on! I can't wait for the 2012 season to begin.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Happy Cinco de Mayo.
Thought I'd post a few current photos of the conditions here at Beaver Creek Cabins & Guide Service.
As you can see, we still have a little bit of snow on the ground.
The good news is the creek is now ice free. We have a large tide cycle over the next couple of days so the dock will be going in. As soon as the dock goes in the boat will be next.
This photo was taken a week ago. This was just as the ice was breaking up.
Enjoy the day!