I could fish for Sockeyes all day long - and
we did spend a lot of time with these marvelous fish. These
were what are called locally as "marchers." They have
one thing on their mind - that is to get to the lake to spawn.
Unlike the Kings and Silver Salmon - the Sockeyes spawn in the
small tributaries of the lake. So they have a few more miles
to go than the other salmon.
You can see small schools of 10 to 20 (maybe
more) making their way up stream. They seem to stay in small
packs in their journey. They also like to stay in certain zones.
While Kings like the deepest middle, the Sockeyes like the "streamier''
more shallow runs. Fortunately for us, our guides knew the best
bars that allowed us to intercept them at prime locations.
The "Teeny Bar", the "Sushi Bar"
were two of our favorites. There are just so many options, it's
hard to choose. Looking back, I sure miss these fish!!