Sunday September 1, 2013
I had a day off today, but plan on guiding and posting a fishing report again tomorrow.
Monday September 2, 2013
I guided a morning group of 3 guests, each of whom caught a limit of silver salmon while drifting Fire Cured salmon roe under ESB Bobbers. In addition, one of the guests also caught and released a rainbow trout. It was raining to start the trip, but the rain let up and then stopped completely. A very pleasant day on the river. I plan to guide and post another report tomorrow.
Tuesday September 3, 2013
I guided a group of 2 guests, each of whom caught a limit of silver salmon, but chose to only keep one silver each. In addition, each guest also caught and released a rainbow trout, the larger of which was about 20 inches. All of the fish were caught by drifting Fire Cured salmon roe under ESB Bobbers. The river is rising quickly with our recent rains and should be considerably higher tomorrow —- I am planning to guide and post a report tomorrow, however, so check back in the evening if you would like to know how my group does.
Wednesday September 4, 2013
I guided a group of 2 guests each of whom caught several salmon, and each of whom kept a limit of better quality silver salmon. About half of the fish were caught while drifting Fire Cured salmon roe under ESB Bobbers and a good number of salmon were also caught by casting with a #5 pink Flashtrap Spinner and a #5 silver / black Flashtrap Spinner. The water level was much higher and more turbid today, and I expect the water level may peak sometime today. I have a dental appointment tomorrow and will not be guiding — however, Greg Acord will be guiding and I will try to post a report from him tomorrow.
Thursday September 5, 2013
Greg Acord guided a group of 2 anglers who each caught multiple salmon while fishing with flies. In addition they also caught and released one rainbow trout.
Friday September 6, 2013
I guided a group of 4 guests, each of whom caught and kept a limit of coho salmon. The group was able to keep better shape fish by turning some darker fish back. All of the fish were caught on Fire Cured salmon roe fished under ESB Bobbers. In addition, one guests also caught a rainbow trout. We had plenty of rain during the trip, but everyone was prepared with good rain gear. I’m hoping to guide more trips this weekend if people call and want to go.
September 9, 2013
With continued rainy weather and little interest in guided fishing trips — I am planning on fishing one more time today, and then putting my guide boat away for the season. I should have a report posted this evening.
I fished with two nephews, and we started at FIsh Creek off Knik–Goose Bay Road, where Paul managed to catch two very dark silver salmon, while Nathaniel and I could not even get a bite. We all fished with Fire Cured salmon roe drifted under ESB Bobbers, but while we were at Fish Creek we were also fishing near two other anglers who were casting and retrieving spinners. We did not see either of those anglers hook any fish, but we did see a few salmon roll as the tide was coming in.
Little Susitna River was the next stop, and Paul, Nathaniel, and I each caught several silver salmon while drifting Fire Cured salmon roe under ESB Bobbers. All of the salmon were getting darker spawning colors and we released all of the fish. We tried fishing several miles down river in hope of hooking into some fresher salmon, but did not see or hook any fish that far down river. At the end of the trip I decided to pull my guide boat off the river for the season. The water on Little Susinta River remained high, but had dropped and cleared considerably from the last time I was on the river.