We spent 9 days in Cordova Alaska fishing for Silvers, Dolly Varden, a few remaining Pinks and Reds and even some Halibut. It was a great vacation, and it had it all. The first few days the fishing was slow, as they hadn't had any rain to speak of for about 2 months. We decided to take a day to go up to Child's Glacier. It was pretty cool to see the ice calving into the Copper River. We took the lone Silver we caught and grilled it at the overlook, and watched nature at work. It was pretty amazing. You can't ask for more than 70 degree days full of sunshine up there! After that we got serious about fishing. We tried all the usual places, such as Ibeck Creek and the Alaganik Slough, but the fish were just not running yet. We ended up having to hike the Eyak River Trail, and fish the Eyak right where it comes out. There were three of us, and we pretty much limited the four days we fished that place. The rain started the last couple of days, and the size and freshness of the fish improved near the end. We even got trapped at the Eyak Lake Weir, where we were fishing at the fly-fishing only water. A big Black bear walked out, not 30 yards from us, and in the way of our only escape. He was the biggest black the locals have seen up there, and we had left the bear spray and gun in the truck. We were fairly nervous, as we had a couple of nice silvers on the stringer, but he just caught some salmon of his own and sat down to eat them. After about 30 minutes he decided to move along, and we were able to take our fish and beat it back to the road, in time to see him swim across the river below us, and nab another silver to eat. It was quite amazing to see an animal like that close up! Following is a pictoral view of what we accomplished. I recommend it to anyone who wants a great DIY Alaska trip. Feel free to contact me if you would like some info, it's quite an adventure!