Early Summer in Alaska =

ak_powder_monkey

Proud to Be Alaskan
#1
Sunrise/ Sunset the night before

This guy freaking ruined the pool

I fought a fish for 45 minutes with nothing to show for it here, seriously 45 minutes it was big, real big 28-30 I'd say
Finally landed one a solid 20 inch fish which was freaking easy after fighting 4 consecutive 24+ inchers (stretched out over 2 trips) I could really use a 7 wt

My buddy john who has fly fished ~3 times in his life always seems to do well on the russian (last time we cught 10 fish in ~20 minutes) good thing he had my 8 wt

John with an average fish (19 I think) he needs to learn the holdout!

This was the last fish of the day, it jumped about 8 times and taped out at 22 inches

All fish were caught on sz. 14 PT nymphs and prince nymphs with beadheads except the last which was on a size 10 stonefly (I saw a stonfly of the same size crawl up my rod while netting the big fish)

Awesome day, doesn't get much better, 70° John's dad summited Denali today as well!
 

John Hicks

Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits
#2
Sweete report. I would love to make it up to the kenai. My wife was up in Ninilchik for 5 weeks last summer and I couldn't get a single day off work.
 

ak_powder_monkey

Proud to Be Alaskan
#4
THere's lots of smoke in the matsu valley now and making its way to the eagle river area, we had a huge thunderstorm the other day and lightning did a number