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More Bears and Silver Salmon on the Goodnews River

Capt. John Kumiski
September 1, 2011
Goodnews River - Freshwater Fishing Report

More Bears and Silvers on the Goodnews River

The Report from Spotted Tail 8/29/11

Upcoming Events- I will be available for charter in my usual stomping grounds in central Florida around the 15th of September. Word is the water is very high and very dirty, hardly ideal conditions. But the mullet will be running, so fishing along the beach could be outstanding if Irene didn't mess things up too much. Stay tuned…

Also, I'll be running Show and Tell seminars on October 29 and 30. The 30th will be an on the water seminar. I will post more details when I get better internet access; i.e., after I get home.

Now, back to the Goodnews!

Bears are searching for that last hurrah of summer, trying to fatten up before the salmon disappear. We are seeing them almost every day. They get very close to camp and a few have felt the sting of non-lethal rubber slugs from JA's shotgun.

Fall is definitely here. We've had frost, seen stars, and are watching sunrises and sunsets, things you just don't see here in June.

The rivers are full of silver salmon. Some of them aren't so silver any more. They color up like the other salmon species, turning a beautiful shade of red. Silver, pink, or red, they are hitting the same stuff as always. The epic run of 2006 saw 42,000 fish pass through the weir on the middle fork, and this year's run are the progeny of those fish. So we're in the middle of another epic season of silver salmon fishing. Fishing has been outstanding.

Most of the chums and pinks are lying dead along the banks, as are many of the sockeyes and kings. Shawn, one of my fishermen today, caught a nice sockeye while fishing for silvers.

Finding dollies and trout is more difficult than it was last week, although we got some nice specimens of both species today, on both egg-sucking leeches and flesh flies. Ross's anglers used beads and bobbers, and while I don't like to fish that way his fishermen got more fish than mine. To each his own I suppose.

Embrace simplicity.

Life is great and I love my work!

Life is short- go fishing!

John Kumiski

All content in this blog, including writing and photos, copyright John Kumiski 2011. All rights are reserved.

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