Trip Reports 2012 — Bear

Cordova Silver Salmon Spectacular

2012 bear Copper River Cordova salmon Sheridan Glacier Silver Salmon Silver Salmon Spectacular Silvers

This year’s trip to Cordova saw folks from NY and CT making their first trip to Alaska and having their first opportunity to fish for Pacific Salmon with us. Having fished some of the famous rivers in the East, they were more than ready to try out the water and the fish on the other side of the country. We got right to it on the first day of our trip by flying out into gorgeous Prince William Sound for a landing on a wilderness beach right beside a lovely little creek where we quickly strung up our rods and...

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Bears & Bows at Brooks Lodge

2012 Bear Brooks Falls Brooks Lake Brooks Lodge

Our trip to Brooks Lodge and the Brooks River this year proved to be a little too early for the salmon. Plus, the bears were just arriving for their summer feast. Alaska had one of its toughest winters in 2011-12, with record snow falls everywhere and a very late spring. Brooks was no exception, so we found the water high, cold, and somewhat off-color, which was really no surprise. In addition, we also found ourselves in a series of low-pressure systems where rain & wind storms piled-up one after the other and put down our fish. We arrived on our...

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