Pretty good that is if you overlook the rain smeared lens and lighting. I took these pictures when one of the fellows fishing with me got a lively fish hooked up. Almost all of them put on a good show but I didn't get them all......
Terry's 15' Sage was busy on this rainy day.
Out on the end of that line the salmon was not even thinking about coming along quietly.
He kept the pressure on and the fish was obviously hooked well. The guys all fished barbless and they lost very few fish.
There were several more leaps and rolls before this one would come to the net.
The rain was very heavy and between low light, camera movement and water spots the pictures leave a lot to be desired. You can still get the idea though I believe.
Now tiring the fish was drawn nearer to the shore. None of the salmon were what I would call 'overplayed' and this was all but over at this time.
A quick hoist of the salmon (which had some color but showed no signes of being worn out) and it would be rested and released.
These fellows had a true love for salmon and were Atlantic Salmon fishermen as well as repeat Alaskan visitors. They handled the fish well and each catch was held in great reverence. I am looking forward to my next trip with new fishermen.
I had my doubts as to whether or not I would enjoy spending my time watching others fish but I find that it's almost as much fun as doing it myself. Having been here through 10 seasons now I've pretty much caught some fish and can get a charge out of seeing others enjoy the thrill.
With better weather I'll be carrying my Nikon along in the boat and will be able to provide folks with better quality records of their action as I can capture it.