After catching several nice Kings on our
fly rods on day one, we thought we would try something the locals
call "back bouncing ." This type of fishing is only
available a few weeks of the year - during
the times fresh Kings are still coming in on the tides. This fishing
method is not for everyone, but is just one of the many options
available during certain times.
I can tell you that for us - this was a SUPER
kind of fishing. Not that we are not fly fishing fanatics - because
we are... but this fishing was fishing like we had never experienced
before. Maybe it's because we had spent many years chasing salmon
in the salt or maybe it's because we just liked catching fish
after fish after fish. I don't know, but back bouncing was more
fun than... I don't know, but it was FUN!!!
After catching something in the neighborhood
of 20 Kings - the smallest about 18 pounds - the largest about
35... I was ready to call it a day - at least for Kings... we
still had a few hours left. So - we headed to the Teeny Bar
(not a drinking bar, but a fishing spot, though a drinking bar
would have been nice too) on our way back to camp. It was about
a 30 minute run to the bar, this gave our arms a chance to rest.
We decided to catch a few Sockeyes and Chums to finish off our