bear prints in the mud on the Talachulitna River

Fish On during the silver salmon run on the Talachulitna River

Catching silver salmon on the Talachulitna River, Alaska

Salmon on a fly on the Talachulitna- called "The Tal"

seaguls rise in the sun at the mouth of the Talachulitna River

a couple fly fishing for silver salmon on the Tal

napping on the Talachulitna

tossing a fly on the Talachulitna

maggoty salmon carcass late in the season

 

Dead Salmon float in the Talachulitna River, Alaska

thousand of dead salmon line the shore after spawing on the Talachulitna River, Alaska

fly fishing for silver salmon on the Talachulitna River

salmon jumping while being brought to shore on the Talachulitna

bear prints in the mud on the Talachulitna River bank

Talachulitna fly fishing for silver salmon

talachulitna during the silver salmon run

fly fishing at the mouth of the Talachulitna

fish on the fly on the Talachulitna

 

Talachulitna River, "The Tal"

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During the latter part of the silver salmon run, we made out way to the Tal for a day. The water level had drop such that we could not take the big sled much past the mouth at the Skwentna. The banks were lined with rotting salmon, dead after spawining, eyes removed by seagulls. The stink was terrific. We saw lots of bear tracks and scat, but no bear.

Talachulitna fly fishing for salmon

 

Image galleries of Alaska:
Yentna River, Skwentna River to Lake Creek
Skwenta River, Talachulitna to the Yentna
Talachulitna River, at the mouth "The Tal"
Lake Creek, near the mouth at the Yentna
Little Lake Creek at Hogie's Cabin
Fish Lakes and Fish Lakes Creek
Trail Ridge Air Taxi

Blog post about Alaska:
Unexpected Alaska, Coloring outside the lines of my imagination

 

 

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