Well I got my first taste of comabt boat fishing this weekend. I feel that if you haven't done it, you should. It is similiar to the Russian but from a boat. The fishing was OK but the memories were great. Everyone is your friend on the river until you pull your boat into the middle of a hole that 7 boats are all fishing from (no I didn't do that but saw it happen several times).
The water level is so low at the boat launch that you needed to launch from the outside of the spit! It was tricky but very doable!
All the Kings caught averaged 10-25lbs. We saw most boats limiting out within a couple hours the fist day and then it slowed to a crawl (except the guy who was on the bank catching fish faster than he could reel them in).
It was a true suicide fishing trip with an average of 3 hours of sleep! I learned alot from the guys in other boats and realized that this is a true harvest fishing experience instead of a senic one!
All the fish we caught were dime bright and many had sea lice on them!
Going again this weekend after we hit Chitina!!! We will sleep when we die!