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A couple early spring scenes from the Tanana

By Troutnut on May 11th, 2011
I took these pictures while setting out lines for burbot near town. I really am still a fly fishermen, but this is the first liquid water we've had in 7 months, and desperate times call for desperate measures!

Truth be told, I have a dirty little secret... this burbot fishing is kind of fun.

Photos by Troutnut from the Tanana River in Alaska

The water is exceptionally low right now on the Tanana, leaving most of the logjams high and dry.  The area on the right in this photo is underwater during much of the summer. From the Tanana River in Alaska.
The water is exceptionally low right now on the Tanana, leaving most of the logjams high and dry. The area on the right in this photo is underwater during much of the summer.
StateAlaska
LocationTanana River
Date TakenMay 11, 2011
Date AddedMay 12, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10
This is what a lot of the remaining river ice looks like right now, laying in massive chunks up on the bank.  Kick it and it shatters into a million little shards. From the Tanana River in Alaska.
This is what a lot of the remaining river ice looks like right now, laying in massive chunks up on the bank. Kick it and it shatters into a million little shards.
StateAlaska
LocationTanana River
Date TakenMay 11, 2011
Date AddedMay 12, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10

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TroutnutMay 12th, 2011, 4:47 pm
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Fairbanks, AK

Posts: 2375
We are dealing with our first heatwave of the year with temperatures reaching the low 90s until today


That's one of the things I miss the least about Missouri! We hit 90 up here maybe once or twice all summer, and most days are in the 70s.

Our spring has hardly even started yet. Buds are just beginning to show on some of the trees, and nothing has leafed out yet. North-facing slopes up in the hills still have a lot of snow.

Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
MotroutMay 12th, 2011, 4:28 pm
Posts: 319
Awesome pictures.

It's amazing that ya'll are still dealing with ice up there, and to be honest with you, I kind of envy you at the moment. We are dealing with our first heatwave of the year with temperatures reaching the low 90s until today and I am wishing that spring hadn't passed by so quick.
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