I just got back from Yakutat, AK after a 5 day silver salmon fishing trip. I have never worked so hard for so few fish--ever! I caught 2 fish--and to get those 2 fish I had to hike almost 2 miles in waders--each way! The only place we caught fish was on the Tawah and most of them were caught at the confluence of the Lost and Tawah on the Tawah side. We tried the lower Situk, but nobody was catching fish there and the second day we went there there were breakers rolling up the river--you could surf upstream! We fished the upper portions of both the Lost and the Tawah and some of our group of 5 guys caught a couple on the Tawah between the bridge and the confluence. We hiked down the Lost to the confluence (only a 1/2 mile hike thru the tundra) and sat there watching some guys with a boat on the other side catch their limit, so the next 2 days we hiked all the way down the Tawah and caught 12 of our total of 15 fish (2 of which were mine).
Over 8,000 mile round trip, 5 days of hard fishing for 2 fish! I suppose it could have been worse--we could have all been skunked. I don't think I will ever try again--we have too much better fishing down here.