I'm new here to the board, definitely planning on being a contributing member to the forum in any way I can.
Early this year my father was struck with guillain barre syndrome, which attacked his legs and stuck him in the hospital for awhile. According to the doctor, it's one of those things that there's really no cure for, you just have to 'wait' for it to go away, and in alot of cases you do not recover 100%. We're hoping he gets his legs back, but for the meantime he's walking on a cane, or if he's going to be on his feet for more than fifteen minutes or so, we get him to a walker. As you know alaska's rivers, sometimes you have to be on your feet for hours at a time before you get a strike, and that's just not something he's capable of doing right now.
So where can a man pull up a chair and lay into some salmon, without having to fight his way onto a treacherous shoreline, contending with narrow trails and numerous obstacles? Last year there was a spot on ship creek where you can bobber fish for silvers on the incoming tide, where the water pooled up in a big circle, but this year it's private property and owned by a cargo company.
I guess we're just looking for spots where he can plunk some eggs or lures in a stationary position, or a place he can cast and drift spinners. We're hoping to hit the seward beaches a bit but as I understand it silvers are a couple of weeks away before the hittin' is really good.
Nice to find a place where we can discuss alaska fishing, I wish I knew of this place years ago. Anyway, thanks for any suggestions you may have!