Father and son combo

Today the rain fell, but the fish were on the bite. We had a good size storm the last couple of days, and we had to cancel some trips because of the blow downs. (Blow downs are trees that fall across the river, because of high winds. We have cleared the river now, and the fishing can continue on. I had a father son combo today, and they did a great job getting some nice size Silvers to the boat. Zane (The son) was able to hook up and land his biggest fish ever today, with absolutely no help except the netting. Great job Zane!!.

The fishing is just as good as ever, and the peak is still a week away. I will say it again, if you can come up to fish, then get here as soon as possible. Call the lodge at 1-907-784-3232, and talk to Hope and Dan, for more information. You can also visit Yakutatlodge.com to get prices on packages. Here are the pics.

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Good luck out there.


Two guides, One boat

Today I was given a day off, and I took full advantage of it. John and I, got into the boat at 7:00 am, and fished till dark. At the end of the day, the total count was 89 Silvers to the boat, Not including the ones that got away. I was able to get 69 of them on film. I tried to get a pic of all of them, but the action was just to fast at times. The Situk river is having a great run of Silvers this year. The weather has been pleasant so far, and I am hoping this will continue. If you want a great Alaskan experience, then come on up to Yakutat Lodge in the next 3 weeks.

Here are the pics.

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Good luck out there,


Two great days of fishing.

Another fly out, produces bunches of fresh Silvers. The Italio river is producing several fish, per fisherman, every day. The Italio river is a fly fisherman’s dream river. With the average height only being 2 feet at low tide, and the fish willing to strike flies, it is the perfect set up for novice, as well as seasoned fly fisherman. Top water polly wogs, are very effective also on this river. When using top water wogs, you want to strip the wog across the water, causing some disturbance at the surface. Watch the wog carefully, for sometimes the strike is not a strike at all, but the fish simply sucks in the wog from underneath. If you are lucky, you will see the fish charging the wog, and witness first hand, the explosive take at the surface of the water. Your best bet for constant fly rod action, is to strip black and pink articulated leaches. Silvers can’t help but to strike these flies, as they move through the water.


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Good luck out there.


Fillet O’ Fish

A Strange group from last season, came back to Yakutat Lodge for more abuse. The fishing in the ocean was good for them, and the river was great also. Silver salmon are in the fresh water in good numbers, and the ocean is producing some nice Silvers, and real nice Halibut and Ling Cod. The rock fish are also on the bite, with some real nice yellow eyes being caught.

Not to many pics today, but good ones. The silvers are from the float with Glenn and Norm. (Two great guys to fish with!). The Halibut are from today on the ocean with Ken and Dave as the captains.


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Good luck out there