Over the past 36 - 48 hours there has been anywhere from 2 - 4 inches of rain in central Alaska. I made a trip to my favorite haunt yesterday but found the water a bit high to harbor matching hopes for fly fishing a King. Today the precipitation has ceased and with continued clearing I should be out by tomorrow night. Often I have warned traveling fishermen of the chance of bad conditions here, had I had guests yesterday we would have fished anyway but the raised flows make it both tough fishing and dangerous.
I stood in the rain for half an hour watching the area above the boat launch for any signs of a fish but nothing showed so I made the decision to come home and wait it out for a day or two. It is not unusual to find some right at the launch area that survive in relative peace because everyone has designs on a distant spot Things are just getting started and hopefully the rain has played itself out for a while now.
Here's a snapshot of a hen caught & released a few days ago;
Don't worry, she was only at the shore line for a few seconds because I had the camera ready before I ever led her in like that. I slipped out the 'AK. Assassin' and she swam off hopefully to lay the eggs that had her so fat.