Thursday, August 15, 2002

Alaska Trip day 13

Last day on the Russian. Got some late run red salmon. The fish were hard to see -- silver shadows in among the old red fish from the first run.

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Alaska Trip day 12

Went down to the Anchor river for some silver salmon and steelhead. Got one steelhead and a couple of silvers.

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Alaska Trip day 11

Floated the Kenai river. Caught tons of dolly varden and rainbows. All catch and release of course!

Monday, August 12, 2002

Alaska Trip day 10

Hiked up to an alpine lake for grayling. Got one -- all of 3 cm long!!!

Sunday, August 11, 2002

Alaska Trip day 9

Went back to the Russian river. Fished all day at quartz creek. The view from our campsite at midnight.

Saturday, August 10, 2002

Alaska Trip day 8

Went to the matanuska lakes area for some pike. No luck.

Friday, August 09, 2002

Alaska Trip day 7

Hiked down to the mouth of Willow Creek (campground area pictured). LOTS of fish. But we didnt have much luck.

Thursday, August 08, 2002

Alaska Trip day 6

Dad with a 'dog' salmon from Montana Creek.  Blue flies were the key -- anything that was blue was attacked by the chum!

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

Alaska Trip day 5

Drove up to willow creek and stayed at the camp ground. There were tame bunny rabbits everywhere. We asked what happens to them during winter -- the reply was 'the wolves come down from the mountains and eat them'

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Alaska Trip day 4

Another day at Quartz creek. Then drove up through anchorage to Willow creek.

Monday, August 05, 2002

Alaska Trip day 3

Fished Quartz creek. We were aiming for dolly varden, but kept hooking up on the old red salmon. They still put up a hell of a fight!!! My dad with a nice red.

Sunday, August 04, 2002

Alaska Trip Day 2

Went to hope to fish for Pink Salmon. Let them all go, as pinks arent considered good eating, especially when they have started to change and get a hump. And there was a crowd, as you can see. But the river was full of fish!!!!

Saturday, August 03, 2002

Alaska Trip Day 1

Hired a car. Bought supplies at Walmart. Drove down to the Russian river campground to set up camp, fishing at quartz creek along the way.