Wednesday, August 1, 2012
the road to alaska was just as i remembered,long.after lexy and i left tahoe we spent a few weeks in sacramento.we caught up with family and saw some old friends.then it was off to washington to pick up my dad who lives in olympia.he was going to make the drive up with us then fly home after.we stayed around at his place for a few days then packed up for the last push.we left my dads on june 15 and hit the Canadian border later that morning.after a long wait and some Patience we finally got into canada.we made it deep into BC befor we set up camp for the nite and crashed.the next two days going thru BC was awesome the animals were everywhere and made for some slow goin but it was still cool watching them.we hauled ass up the alcan hwy only slowin for some badass frost heaves.the Yukon stretch reminds you how far out there you really are.the gas was a smooth $8.50 a gallon,and the stations along the way either had little or no gas making things extra fun.but the afternoon of our fourth day we hit the alaska border in beaver creek.this time we had no problems only took about five minutes and we were heading to the tok junction.as we hit tok i could almost taste the end of the car ride.we had averaged 600-700 miles a day,lexy my dad and i kept a good rotation going swapin out driving about every 300 to 350 miles.after smooth sailin the whole way we got stoped in construction.even with the construction delay we still busted out the last few hours to anchorage.we pulled into my sisters house around 11:00 pm.2649 miles in four days needless to say it took me a min to get back into the car.all in all the trip up was awesome and the fishing at nite in the campgrounds was great,nothing huge but very steady action witch was cool after a long day in the car.we are now settling in and havin a blast so far.i have been on the water every day so far and it just keeps gettin better as the summer goes.the reds have been pouring into the kenai for about the last 2-3 weeks and has been amazing.the run is well over a million fish already and still goin. the king run was not good this year leading to the emergency order to close the king season.pinks and chums have just started showin up this year and have been fun in the last few days with the runs building stronger daily.and my favorite,the silvers.they are just around the corner with a few early scouts showing up in the last couple days.the trout fishing has been nuts!with 20-25 fish in a couple hours time.with the record snow fall up here last winter it has made for a very late season with all runs pushed back a few weeks later than normal.that being said this has left the rainbows without their normal diet of eggs and flesh.making for some great fishing.i watched a bow move about 15 feet to take my leech the other day,it was sick.august thru October will only be better and i cant wait.i will include some fish picks from the last few weeks in the next post.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
went out on thursday with friend and local guide matt heron.we have been trying to hit the water together for a while but we both have pretty crazy schedules.we started out hittin up some tiny creeks where matt was killin the brookies,i was gettin hit as well but for some reason couldn't seal the deal on them.as we got back in town we hit the truckee.it was fishing pretty good we pulled out a gang of bows befor it started to slow a little.we decided to hit up the bat cave on the lt as our last stop for the day.had the same results as the truckee the fish on both rivers are spread out as we were finding fish in just about every kind of water.all in all it was a fun ass day so thanks again matt i had a blast.if your in the tahoe area and looking for a guide hit up matt,not only is he a great fisherman and guide but an all around hell of a nice guy.matt can be reached at mattheronflyfishing.com
Saturday, May 5, 2012
about time i made it out again.things have been crazy,trying to get the last minute things done befor i leave to ak.me and lexi are so ready to head out.cant say im lookin to forword to the 5 day drive,but knowing what awaits me is keepin me goin the last few weeks.this is going to be a crazy ass summer thats all i know.in the mean time though this guy fell for the pink sjw.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
made it out today and hit up the Lt.picked up a few rainbows and this nice brown.they all came off the sjw.watching the bows chase each other around this morning and dig beds i couldnt help but remind myself that two months from now i will be back in alaska for good.the thought of getting back on my favorite waters and the 30inch plus rainbows that lurk below consume my one track mind daily.my life long dream has been anwsered and i will be guiding full time.i will for sure miss and always come back to tahoe but my soul belongs to alaska.there is something magical about that place once you have seen and done it you will never be the same.my family still lives up north and i cant wait to be back with them.my dads side of the family is from kodiak and my moms from montana,dont know how i ended up a trout bum but i dont care either.