Greasy Beaks Fishing Adventures

Greasy Beaks Fishing Adventures
Guided Fly Fishing with Capt. Eliot

Friday, November 13, 2009

November Salmon Fishing Continued.....

Elk River mouth at a mostly low tide.

Me, Helping some lady across the river

K8 & I setting up for the next day's sick photo shoot!!

My first upper river Elk Chinook.

This Chinook ate a blue tailed chartreuse comet

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A cool video shot by Bing Bong on Upper Talerik while fishing for Coho's...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Found My Camera! and the missing pics... From Fall and Summer '09

Maine Bluefish On the 8wt

They taste like shit and fight great! So you can put them back guilt free.

I looked forward to fishing in New England for most of the summer so I made a point to get out and chase various species in the early part of October. We went out of Boston Harbor in hopes of finding Stripers but were pleasantly surprised to find 30in. Blue's crushing bait and spent most of the evening chasing schools of fish under the canopy of heavy traffic at Logan Airport.

I caught some Stripers from the beach on Plum Island with my 10wt. but I was hoping for something more pelagic. Dave and I decided to head down to Long Island Sound to find False Albies. We went out with one of his buddies and were stoked to find tons of fish blitzing on anchovies at the channel. We started off catching nice Stripers and Blues in the 30in. range on small baitfish (epoxy) patterns. Around 9am we left feeding fish to find the "Little Tunny" and it wasn't long before we could see a different kind of blitz happening on the surface. Instead of "popping" and "sucking" sounds coming from the frothing water all you see was torpedo shapes darting in and out of the discombobulated anchovies.

This phenomenon made it difficult to hook up(at times). Because the bait was so thick the fish were just charging through it with mouths agape and not picking out individual fish. When we did hook up you could see the fly line and backing melt off your reel in a way rarely encountered.

False Albacore on a 10wt

Monday, November 2, 2009

Coastal Fly Fishing for Fall Salmon

The Summary for fall '09 goes as follows: It was a great year for overall numbers of salmon. Having said that there were very few Chinook. I would say that I only hooked 10 Kings out of 200 fish. Most fish hooked were wild Coho's with the exception of one Chum which was fairly fresh and gave a better tussle than the average Silver.

There was increased pressure on our spot this year despite dropping the rod as cars passed. Too many people saw the proof and I know the area was fished thoroughly even on days where we weren't there. It didn't seem to matter in the numbers of fish hooked, but it did push salmon up under the brush where it maid it virtually impossible to show them the fly.

Alsea Chinnok that fell for the red bead.

The Sickness with a Chrome Coho that was caught on his own chartruse creation.

Oly with a dandy that came just before nightfall bringing the days count to 70+ fish hooked!

Tidewater chinook from the Nushagak

Iliamna Summer '09

Harris on the Newhalen

Newhalen September Rainbow

Lower Talerik September Rainbow

Lower-T Bow

Newhalen Bow

Jackson w/ Newhalen Bow

28 Newhalen

Hangin with Brown bears on Moraine Creek in July

Having a fly experimentation day on Kamishak. We wold tie the most heinous looking patterns and see if the Dolly's would still participate.

Copper river crush fest with Sergio the camera man

Southeast Sockeye in full spawning colors

Southeast Rainbow

Kamishak Chum


Lower Talerik fall rainbow