July 9, 2011

Well, I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised to see such a good run of Kings still here. Yesterday, we landed 2 real nice fish and lost 2 more on the surface. We had a triple header going with a nice King and two spunky Silvers doing their thing! Yes, tangles were happening faster than I could tell my clients how to play these silver bullets. What a fun time though! So far, 73 Kings have been landed onboard the “Timber Wolf” and now we are seeing some real nice Silvers to Wrangell, which adds to the excitement. I have been very happy with my new Fetha-Styx rods that Bill Boyce built and brought up with him and so far, we have really been putting them through their paces. I have switched to using the new Gamakatsu Big River hooks in 4/0 on my slip herring rigs and they are the best hook I have ever used. The deliver some very deep and hard hitting hook sets and believe me, these hooks will bite you! I have been injecting my herring with Pro-Cure herring oil and feel very confident that the extra scent has more than helped me land 54 Kings since June 18! Thanks to Kelly Morrison at Silver Horde, his KingFisher spoons are triggering bites when they are not taking my herring.

It’s time to start thinking about Kings in 2012. Book your trip now!

John Yeager.