Hanging out on the Kenai river today waiting for a push of sockeye salmon to come our way.
We are still a few days away from the big push of second run of reds (sockeye salmon). On average the reds usually hit the river in big numbers by the 15th of July so our hopes of filling the limit aren’t way up there but we know with a little work that we get close to a limit anyways.
We ended up picking up a couple fish today but we had to work for every one of them! Pulling into the gravel bar we did encounter this bald eagle feeding on a fresh carcass. As we got closer the eagle took off at the last second and flew away. Every time I See an Eagle go into flight close like this it wows me. How a bird this large can fly so easy?
I’m sure that the sockeye will hit the river any day with the predictions of the run as high as they are. I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens. It is very hard to know what kind of runs of salmon we will have year in and out. The only thing I can promise is that our gear will be in good working order and we will be in one of my most productive spots to keep our odds up for the whole trip.