Silver run building on Goodnews River
Capt. John Kumiski
August 10, 2009
Goodnews River - Freshwater Fishing Report
Fishing Report from Spotted Tail 8/10/09
Greetings from Goodnews River Lodge (www.epicfishing.com).
Outstanding fishing continues to be the norm on the Goodnews River. In addition, the weather has become outstanding.
Nick Colantonio, from Tampa, fished with me on Wednesday and Thursday. Nick flyfished for silver salmon on Wednesday and in spite of several missed strikes boated several, as well as a beautiful, fat rainbow trout.
On Thursday we had to hunt and peck for silvers, so we went up the river and fished for dolly varden. He started with a bead but switched to a gurgler. I don't know how many he got but it was way into double digits, with the largest being about 26 inches.
Friday Chuck and Mary Hunt flyfished for dollies all day, starting about 30 miles up the river. They used gurglers most of the time. The action was constant all day. We found one spot where Mary tried an egg sucking leech. She got three grayling, lovely little fish. It was a wonderful day.
Yesterday and Today Bob Stearns and Joe Bak fished with me. We fished for silvers the entire time, Joe with spin tackle and soft plastic baits, Bob with fly. The silver run hasn't kicked into high gear, but by working methodically we caught fish steadily all day both days. Yesterday we saw four bears. I managed to photograph all of them. I even caught one in the middle of a necessary physiological act. The photos are wildly funny in a demented kind of way. Today the fish were acting funky because of the bright sun, but we managed to stay on them and catch them steadily.
Who knows what tomorrow will bring?
The chum run is on the downswing. Kings, chums, pinks, and sockeyes are all spawning. Silvers are building slowly. Dollies are all over the place, and with the good weather trout fishing has been outstanding.
Life is short- go fishing!
Life is great and I love my work!
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