Thursday, September 23, 2010

Late September at the Royal Coachman Lodge

As the season here at the Coachman winds down to the final week this will probably be the final report from Alaska. Another great season in the books and I will be flying home out of Anchorage on Oct 4th and will be in Pulaski NY on the 5th. It is not quite over yet though and we have had some amazing Rainbow fishing of late. Here are some of the pics from the last week...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mid September in Alaska

The fishing remains amazing especially the Rainbow Trout fishing. Good numbers of huge Bows are being caught daily and they are absolutely stuffed full of sockeye and Pink eggs. They look like giant footballs and are a ball of energy! The Silvers are still fishing very well but have peaked and are slowy starting to decline in numbers. The one pictured above was a colored up male Silver caught across from the lodge during a break. These Silvers have traveled about 150 miles by the time they reach the lodge whereas the Silver we fly out to fish are still covered in sealice and much bigger. The rest of the photos are all giant rainbows except for the one Arctic Char that was caught in our local river.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Early September at the Royal Coachman Alaska

The Rainbow, Silver, and Char fishing has been fantastic of late. The Sockeye and Pinks Salmon are still spawning although it is slowly coming to an end. Soon the Rainbows will be turning most of their attention to the flesh from all the decaying salmon and we will start using flesh flies and egg sucking leaches. We've been catching huge numbers of Silvers on the coastal rivers and pink streamers are the presentation of choice although surface fishing for Silvers has been still very strong. This week we have the Prime Minister of Mongolia as a guest along with famous outdoor artist Bob White, who is hosting and also guideing with us this week! Here are some recent pics from AK...