The 2012 Bristol Bay Salmon season has felt the effects of Alaska’s late, cold Spring. Angler’s Alibi has seen a delay of the historic Salmon runs by 2-4 days, with the Sockeye showing up around June 29, and the first good push of Kings around the 4th of July. Sockeye have been arriving in waves, usually marked by higher than normal tides, and have been providing excellent fishing when they are moving through. King Salmon fishing on the fly has been strong since they entered the system, providing steady action throughout the river. Chartreuse and pink fly patterns have been producing on kings with some very aggressive takes on the strip!
The Brooks river has been consistently full of Sockeye and Bears, with the Bears out fishing the men by a wide margin. Trophy Rainbows to 24” have been entertaining anglers using flesh flies and bead-headed nymphs.
What a great week with a great group of guys! I would not want to start the season out with any other group than the week 1 gang!
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