BigCox and I met up to raft the East Fork over the weekend. We planned 3 days to do the the river from East Fork to Parks Hwy...(about 55 miles) looking for salmon, rainbows, and grayling. We found all three species present in the upper portion of the trip and nothing after the West Fork confluence. We used both conventional gear and fly rods.
Nothing new to some of you that may have done the trip before, or read about it in one of the various printed or electronic media sources. For us it was a great experience on a new river. Not totally isolated, as we ran into a few other people, both known and unknown that walked in for fishing. Eagles and a couple moose was all to be seen for wildlife.
Fishing was good, the rafting was fun, and the cherished time spent with a friend was very special indeed. Video report and pictures will be on the website soon.
C&R sample of a king salmon