Saturday, June 15, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (35)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (35)

06/15/2019 / No Travel Day – Fishing Willow Creek


 Start Location:
Start Time: N/A
Mileage:  53,986.2
Cost Per Night: $50.00 USD
Weather: 50 - 66 F Overcast with Chance of Rain

Today was all about starting the fishing part of our trip. Paul treated us to a yummy nutritious breakfast. Then we had to dig through the storage, in the bed of the truck, to retrieve our fishing gear.

We quizzed the resort office regarding the best fishing setup. They also informed us that Willow is a ‘catch and release’ creek.

Paul and I fished under the bridge, a short walk from our campsite. The mosquitoes were out in force – however, we learned from last time. This time we were covered with insect repellent.

Since we only had one pole, we took turns engaging the river. I snagged a fish, but after a brief struggle, that lucky duck was able to slip the lure. When I felt that next bite, I was determined not to let him get away. It was a fight bring this eighteen-inch Rainbow Trout to shore. My arms were actually sore from the tussle!

Paul was able to catch a trout as well; however, mine was the biggest. I also caught the last fish – a small grayling. The Arctic Grayling is a smaller member of the salmon family.

We cracked open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate successful day of fishing.

Tomorrow we will go to Willow Lake with two poles. You can ‘catch and keep’ five per day there. Hopefully, I will get to enjoy trout for dinner! 

Wildlife Spotted: Bunny Rabbits; Robins; Trout; Grayling.

Yummy Breakfast
Yummy Breakfast
Paul Prepping Our Fishing Gear
Paul Prepping Our Fishing Gear
We Fished by the Bridge (Willow Creek)
We Fished by the Bridge (Willow Creek)
Paul Took this Photo of Me Fighting the 18-Inch Trout
Paul Took this Photo of Me Fighting the 18-Inch Trout
Paul Holding My Rainbow Trout Before Returning it to the River
Paul Holding My Rainbow Trout Before Returning it to the River
Paul Caught a Trout as Well
Paul Caught a Trout as Well
Big Smile for the Grayling I Hooked
Big Smile for the Grayling I Hooked
Our Campground is Full of Robins
Our Campground is Full of Robins

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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