Bucked the trend (no pun intended) at the Eklutna Tailrace last week. This baby landed after I lost four in a row (yeah, ouch) two days earlier. This guy had just entered freshwater. Ironically, I had a plane to catch to Kodiak in two hours so gave it to my good friend, guide extraodaire, and fishing buddy Rene Limeres (who took this nice photo) . I am sure we'll be savoring some steaks at one of the family Limere's famous house Bana & BBQs this fall. But I did manage to put two more in the freezer and smoker.
Next on the agenda: Kenai Kings, a boondoggle for a late run monster, coming up in less than two weeks.