As some of you know, I've been guiding at Ship Creek this summer. It's been pretty good lately with the silvers, but I had a nightmare last night. It was this: I was fishing with Larry Csonka and his partner Audrey Bradshaw and their cooking host SmokeyJoe Barkoskie. AND WE COULDN"T CATCH FISH!
Except it wasn't a dream. It was real. The North To Alaska (NTA) hosts and their camera crew went out with me yesterday on the outgoing tide at 1pm, and it was dead, dead, dead.
Nothing on eggs, nothing flipping. Very few silvers picked up by the other fishermen. The tide was a super low flood, and the sun knocked the bite off. What a nightmare.
The good side is that they did get a gorgeous day to shoot combat fishing on the creek, and Larry, Audrey and Joe experienced combat fishing for probably the first time. They were great about the lack of fish (they did get to film actual salmon on a stringer - someone else's) and I don't think I came off as too big of an idiot. I will be a short segment of a NTA show next spring on the VERSUS channel on "urban fishing".
We may get another opportunity to go back out and try again in the next week or so. Pray for me....jim