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Salmon in Alaska

JULY IS THE MONTH WHEN ALASKA CITIZENS CAN STOCK UP ON SOCKEYE SALMON (LOCALLY KNOWN AS "REDS") DURING THE SUMMER SPAWNING RUN. TOURISTS CAN HAVE FUN TOO, BUT ARE LIMITED TO FAR LESS SALMON. BROWN (GRIZZLY) BEARS USE THIS TIME TO FATTEN UP FOR WINTER, AND THEY HAVE NO LIMIT. WE HAD A TERRIFIC TIME FISHING FOR SALMON, AND NOW THAT I'VE LEARNED HOW, THE NEXT TIME I CAN SAVE A FEW DAYS OF TRAINING. FOLLOWING ARE SOME PHOTOS OF OUR TRIP IN JULY, 1999:

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Terry with a "Red"

Me with a nice one, caught in the Kenai River - a mile upstream from Soldotna, Alaska.

 

IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO ANCHORAGE, THESE TWO BEARS ARE IN THE CENTER OF THE AIR TERMINAL. THE POLAR STANDS 11 FEET HIGH AT THE MOUTH. THE BROWN WAS ABOUT 1000 POUNDS, I THINK.

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