Alaska Fly Fishing | Ketchikan Steelhead Fishing
It’s not a perfect cast and you’re presentation isn’t ideal but you stay with it to see how it will play out. Then you feel the slightest hesitation…the littlest nibble… you lift your tip and WAM, Steelhead on! You chase the fish up and down the river, over a log, under a tree limb, around a rock. Finally the fish lays at your feet in shallow rippling water, gasping for breath and so are you. You reach down, remove the hook and hold her upright in the water until she swims off to continue on her journey. And then you repeat as necessary. After several hook ups and a few landings you can’t believe your luck and neither will any body else because no one is there except maybe a few beaver and a deer. You say to yourself, “this is the best day of my life, why is nobody here”? Welcome to steelhead fishing on a remote river in Southeast Alaska.