08/29/13 - 2:07pm
I spent a morning recently with some other fishermen at the Captain Cook State Recreation Area waiting for the tide to bring some fresh coho (silver) salmon into the Swanson River. Although I wasn’t alone, I didn’t have to elbow my way into a spot or wear a hardhat to protect against stray hooks and flying lead from my neighbors. In fact, it was a rather pleasant experience after dealing with this year’s chaos on the Kenai River with the dipnet and sockeye “flip” fisheries. Not only that, the fishing was pretty good!