Slowly easing into summer here at the compound. The annual king and clam social has already come and gone. Missed the last couple and it felt good to get back into the swing of things. Been doing it for 25+ years and likely we’ll be doing it for 25 more.
No kings this time but the clams were a plenty. A daily haul of razor clams is a workout and one felt sorely the next day. After the second straight day you are too tired to care. More than worth it though.
So here we are…less than a week away from the opener. Sadly the king run has been spotty. Starting June 6th the Anchor River is closed to king salmon fishing until June 30th. Year to date there has only been 334 fish counted. Historical average for this time of year is 2500 fish. The speculation is a late peak…hope so.
Tuber and I did try our luck at some urban kings. I bet Tuber and I are the first ones ever to swing a two-hander down there. We got a lot of strange stares. Not sure I’m going to be putting that king stamp to good use this year. Who knows…blind squirrel finds a nut once a while.
Back to the tying bench for now to get ready for the next trip. Things are getting buggy around here.