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Had some great silver salmon fishing

By Troutnut on October 6th, 2012
There are some very late-season Coho (aka silver) salmon runs in interior Alaska. I've never found the time to fish them before, because it's often below freezing by the time the fish arrive, and few spots are accessible by foot. This year has been unseasonably warm, so a couple friends with a boat invited me to join them on the most well-known of these rivers. We found a few good spots where the fish were aggressive, and caught them until our arms were tired. Almost a thousand miles upriver from the Bering Sea, these fish might not have fought as hard as they would fresh from the ocean, but they still had plenty of energy left to perform some impressive runs and acrobatics.

Photos by Troutnut from the Delta Clearwater River in Alaska

I kept my limit of cohos and gave them to a friend to smoke, since my freezer is full of sockeye already.   From the Delta Clearwater River in Alaska.
I kept my limit of cohos and gave them to a friend to smoke, since my freezer is full of sockeye already.
StateAlaska
Date TakenOct 6, 2012
Date AddedOct 8, 2012
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10
It's nice fishing for salmon in such clear water, and really fun when they're as aggressive about chasing the fly as these fish were. From the Delta Clearwater River in Alaska.
It's nice fishing for salmon in such clear water, and really fun when they're as aggressive about chasing the fly as these fish were.
StateAlaska
Date TakenOct 6, 2012
Date AddedOct 8, 2012
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10
This pretty male Coho salmon took a purple egg-sucking leech. From the Delta Clearwater River in Alaska.
This pretty male Coho salmon took a purple egg-sucking leech.
StateAlaska
Date TakenOct 6, 2012
Date AddedOct 8, 2012
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10
 From the Delta Clearwater River in Alaska.
StateAlaska
Date TakenOct 6, 2012
Date AddedOct 8, 2012
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10

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WbranchFebruary 19th, 2013, 3:14 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 1974
Agreed! I was also leery but took a chance since I got some really good virus protection software and enjoyed some of the videos.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfFebruary 19th, 2013, 2:33 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2658
Cheers back at you.

Troutnuts, I always wonder when I see a post like Afn2012's above, but following a few links on the AFN website I found this fun video. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

http://www.afn.com.au/flyfisher/
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Afn2012February 19th, 2013, 3:32 am
Australia

Posts: 1
Wow! Great fishing with salmon. Thanks for sharing this info, very interesting to read.

Cheers!
Australian Fishing Network
BoowillJanuary 23rd, 2013, 5:11 am
Posts: 1Way cool website! I haven't seen anything like it in the fly fishing arena. Thanks for all the hard work in bringing all of this to life..literally to life.
Shawnny3October 23rd, 2012, 1:23 pm
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Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
I'm so jealous of all these places and wildlife you get to experience, Jason. What a fantastic place to live. I'm glad to see you're taking advantage of the many opportunities for sport. Inspiring stuff. Makes me feel so... suburban.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com

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