Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fishing Report Week Ending 8/16/15

The beginning of the week was a lot like the previous week.  Fishing was a bit slow.  Sure we caught some silvers, but there was a lot of time in between bites. In the local newspaper our area fish and game biologist said there were plenty of silvers in the river, more than we realize, but with the nice weather the fish had "lockjaw."  Kind of interesting how the bite picked up towards the end of the week when the commercial fisherman stopped fishing for the year.  Anyway, that's Kate pictured above with the first silver of the week.
Here's Phoenix with her first silver salmon ever.
And here's her husband, Tom, with a silver as well.  Tom fished with me a couple of years ago so I can't say this was the biggest or the most fish he's ever caught.

Wednesday afternoon I was guide/participant in Senator Lisa Murkowski's Junior Classic.  This event is held for the children of military personnel from Joint Base Elmendorf/Richardson.   Fishing wasn't so hot but the kids had a wonderful time on the water.
Here's Alexis with her first ever silver salmon.  This girl sure knows how to fish and it would be fun to watch her wrestle with a king salmon.
What's not to like about this photo?  Not only did Jacob catch this beautiful silver salmon, he caught a red salmon before anyone else could get their lines in. Fishing is definitely in his DNA.
This is Team Chesney.  Jacob, his dad Chris, Grandma Linda, and Grandpa Marty.  We had a nice steady bite and quite the mixed bag of salmon.   We caught reds, silvers, and a pink.  The only salmon we didn't catch was a king. Jacob was sure hoping we'd get the Kenai Grand Slam but it just wasn't meant to be.
I ended the week fishing with my old friends, Bob, Janet, and Todd Laflamme. Never a dull moment when these guys are in the boat. One of the many highlights included getting a double. Now Dean-O knows why I carry two nets....

For the week ahead I expect excellent fishing.  This is because we are at the historical peak of the run and the commercial fishing season has ended for the year. Make sure to come back next week to see how we did.

Beaver Creek Cabins & Guide Service

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