|Larry Quilling holding a spring Chinook salmon in the Trask River in Oregon!|
Larry Quilling: I have a good friend whom I visit in Oregon every summer and winter when possible to fish for steelhead trout and salmon. Here are a few pictures of Tom and I fishing the Oregon coast. Tom has a cabin on the Trask River near Tillamook where I love to fish for spring Chinook. We regularly head to the Columbia River in the late summer where we fish for them as well. The fish I catch in the Trask in late summer are spring spawn fish still held over from the spring run. You will notice their colors morph from the bright silver to dark green and beyond once in the rivers.
|Fall Chinook(Kings) from the 2013 Columbia River Trip.|
|Trask Spring Chinook, 2013|
|Tom's daughter Margie with a steelhead.|
LQ: Tom and I went to King Salmon, Alaska two summers ago. The pictures below are from the NakNak River and Katmai National Park.
|Fishing with the bears in Katmai. We were fishing just 60-70 yards upstream of these guys. They are all fishing for the sockeye run.|
|Tom's King from the NakNak.|
|Me with a a NakNak sockeye.|
|Patricia and I with a sockeye.|
LQ: Fishing just downstream of the floating bridge at Brooks lodge, I hooked a sockeye. The commotion and splash alerted another interested party on the other side of the bridge who swam underneath to come see what was going on.
What an incredible opportunity to go fishing so close to wild grizzly bears! Thanks again for taking the time to talk with me Larry, and we hope to hear from you again soon! To learn a little bit more about Larry, you can check out his profile on the Boulder Flycasters website HERE!
Unless otherwise noted, the photo credit for all of the photos in the post goes to Larry Quilling.