Bear School @ Brooks River Camp
Our Destenation,Bristol Bay
Alaska is simply AWESOME !
No doubt a fishermans dream.
Got to the Naknek River Camp,late morning on 8/22/09.
After getting settled,we did some fishing right out the
front door of our cabins,we caught a bunch of Rainbow's
some Sockeye & Coho Salmon,before & after supper..........
Sorry no pics,of day 1,I was to excited about fishing,
and left the camera in my cabin.
Day 2 we headed of to Brooks River Camp,and after going
to Bear School,we hiked up to the Brooks River head waters
to start our fishing,we saw 3 bears before we even wet a line.
Needless to say,we where not the only ones fishing on Sunday.
We saw over 20 Brown Bears,before,during and after our 6 hour
visit to Brooks River Camp,and the NPS Rangers told us,that
there not alot of Bear activity there at this time of year ?
Pods of Red / Sockeye Salmon,where to be found in every pool
and peice of pocket water,with hungrey Alaskan Rainbow's
awaiting,there egg drop.I spent my day @ Brooks chasing
Sockeye's,as I had never fished for them before.
Black & Olive Wooly Buggers along with 6mm beads,brought
many fish to the net this fine day !
Headwateers of Brooks River
Our first encounter @ Brooks River
Mr Brown Bear would be fishing today also
Pod's of Sockeye,in every
pool & pocket water
Jim & Dave fishing Brooks
Slippery when wet !
Our Gang @ Brooks River
Andy,Jay,Jim & jack(standing)
Joe & myself (front)
On the Anchorage tarmac
Jay W.,JoeL B.,Jim C.,Joe E.
Dave & Diver @ MaCaffee's Fly Shop
Joe with a hearty Raindeer Sausage Breakfast
Anchorage brakfast stop
Brooks River Sockeye
our last stop of the day