July 2008

by greenwater on July 23, 2008

With the summer solstace behind us I’ll be leaving Alaska soon and turning my thoughts to my favorite time of year.  As the days get shorter and the first fall colors touch the hardwoods of the northcoast, salmon and steelhead begin their ascent of the Trinity and Klamath.  Last year was one for the history books with some of the most epic steelhead fishing anyone can remember and although a bit behind schedule the salmon ended up coming on strong as well.  I’m still prone to waking in the middle of the night with a cold sweat running down my brow as visions of freight train plug bites run through my head. This year we’re in the unique position of being one of the only spots on the coast you can keep salmon.  With warm sunny days, unspoiled wilderness and spectacular fishing September and October are a time to cherish on California’s northcoast.  I’m looking forward to seeing all the old faces back in my boat, making new friends and of coarse big chrome fish.

Tight lines