Fishing Day One - Getting tips from the locals, and my fishing license

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One could say my trip to Alaska was a real schooling lesson in Salmon Fishing 101 Class. Here is my day-by-day itinerary:

 

On Fishing Day One, my group and I went to WalMart. I purchased my Alaskan fishing license, wader boots, a rod and reel, and spinners for bait, which was recommended per the locals within WalMart. So, I should have been golden, right? Dave and I then drove over to Ship Creek, which is right outside of downtown Anchorage. The creek was at high tide, which would prove to be interesting. We put our waders on, and tied on our spinners, and casted, and casted, and casted for fish.


We lost a couple of spinners and caught a few new spinners within the rocks, but we never even had one fish bite. What was interesting was, within the four and a half hour time period we were fishing, the creek dropped from 19 feet (5.79 meters) to 1 foot (.30 meters). So, by the time we finished our fishing for the day, we walked out of the muddy incline all the way to the parking lot up the hill….an incline which was not there 4.5 hours previously.


Time for a couple hours of sleep, and right back to work…

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Downtown Anchorage...largest build…
Downtown Anchorage...largest buil…
Train Station
Train Station
Dave fishing Ship Creek, Anchorage…
Dave fishing Ship Creek, Anchorag…
Me fishing Ship Creek, Anchorage, …
Me fishing Ship Creek, Anchorage,…
Trying to get the hang of fishing …
Trying to get the hang of fishing…
My trusty rod, and sandals
My trusty rod, and sandals
Anchorage
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