Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Late June - mid July Royal Coachman Lodge AK

A lot has happened in Alaska the last few weeks, the Caribou migration near the lodge has come and gone, the Kings on the Nushagak hit their peak and have now moved up into their spawning habitat, the silver Sockeye blitz has come and gone as they also are turning red and staging in spawning waters. So much happens in such a short amount of time in Akaska, it is constant never ending change. The biggest story though, has been the weather. So far it has been the coldest July on record and one of the rainiest I have seen in five seasons. Lots of our rivers are blown out and muddy but the rivers coming out of lakes seem to be staying clear enough to fish and in some cases the high water has actually helped the fishing drawing more fish into the rivers. As I am writing this, however, the sun is shining and the temp is around 65 so hopefully our luck is changing!