Sitting here in my Wintry-March living-room, surveying the snowy moguls in my backyard longing for some open-water and wondering if this melt-off is going to gain some steam here, my memory kicks me back to early September 2011. Just a half a year ago, and yet it seems so long ago. People tell me that our kids' childhoods go by so fast and to enjoy every minute of this fleeting time. Man are they right!…
Posted on April 4, 2012 at 11:20am
Finally realized a dream of running a local Matanuska-Susitna Valley stream that is off of the road system. We had to haul our driftboat on the back of a jet boat 15 miles upstream and drifted out over the last weekend; October 8th and 9th. The boat was surprisingly easy to load up onto the jet boat:
Posted on October 15, 2011 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments
So I rowed down the run a little ways and anchored up just above the tailout. The water is running Bombay gin clear today. We can see 3 large trout and a few dollies in 6 feet of water in the “V” just ahead of said tailout more clearly than if we’d had scuba gear. Mi compadre pescador irfshn is in the bow of Jack Salmon II and the omnipresent upstream wind swings him into perfect position.
irfshn in the bow of Jack Salmon II last Fall:…Continue
Posted on July 24, 2011 at 10:57pm