Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 29

Last week of King fishing in Alaska and some of the best action is in front of the Royal Coachman. Also some nice local rainbows and kings pictured above including chum and dolly varden from the Holitna. Charlie the dog is the star of the lodge.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 20

More images from the coachman. The weather has taken a turn the past few days with lots of wind and rain which has resulted in no fly outs. There are lots of kings in front of the lodge and in good size. We managed to land 6 on saturday!

Friday, July 17, 2009

July 17

Here are some images of Alaska from the Royal Coachman.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 16

The past week of King fishing has really turned on. I had two clients with a catch total of 10 kings on the fly on Monday and yesterday I had two clients total over 20 kings landed all on the fly! We start the day warming up catching Chum Salmon and Dolly Varden on dry fly popers and then chase the Kings the rest of the day. Here are some pics from the past few days. Starting at the bottom is a Rainbow caught on a mouse pattern, next is a Dolly Varden, next above is a Dolly caught on a dry fly, next a King caught by Wolfgang from Sweeden, next is a monster his wife Meta landed which was at least 40lbs!, and finally Wolfgang and Meta with a Chum double.

Friday, July 10, 2009

July 9

I've been fishing the upper Holitna River for big king salmon and doing well. I'm going on an exploratory mission alone camping for two days about 75 miles upriver from where we currently are keeping the boats to follow the main run as they near their spawning grounds. Here is the big fish of the week caught by John from South Africa, another beauty caught by Craig, a nice pike caught by craig also on Lake Beverly, and an underwater shot of a fresh king with the purple people eater in mouth.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Late June

Here is a cow moose feeding in a side chanel of the Nushagak River and a day off with the dogs hiking the rock face cliffs off of Tikchik Lake.

July 6

Here are some pics from the past couple weeks. One is a fresh sockeye caught in the mouth of Pike Creek in the beautiful Lake Nerka. There were hundreds of sockeye waiting at the mouth of this little creek just getting ready to make their spawning run. The other is a picture of a huge lake trout caught off the dock in front of the Royal Coachman. You don't have to go far to catch big fish!