Tonight was our first night in Anchorage before our trip out to King Salmon on Saturday. I have to be quite honest in the fact that I was saving our best meal for Simon and Sea Forts, but was dealt a better hand “possibly” with a magnificent meal at the Glacier Brew House. I ordered pesto crusted halibut with a side of fresh spinach salad and vinaigrette marinated tomatoes over a dollop of garlic mashers. To say it was an amazing meal would not do it justice.
The long awaited report from the EPA came out this week in reference to the largest open pit mine ever proposed in the history of man….right in the headwaters of Bristol Bay Alaska off the North shore of lake Illiamna. It was really no surprise that the EPA concluded that any open pit mine in this area could very well have devastating results on the last wild salmon runs in the world. It is really common sense. In the history of open pit mining, there has not been one mine built that has not polluted or severely altered their waterways.
We would like to note that this season, fly fishing in Alaska can no longer be done with the use of felt sole wading boots. Starting January 1st, 2012 marks the start of the new Alaska law banning all felt sole wading boots. There is no better grip than felt sole boots while wading, but we feel that the possibility of spreading invasive species outweighs the grip factor tenfold.
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