May: Something to Look Forward to
As an exceedingly long and snowy winter slowly begins to give way to longer days and melting snow it is hard not to think about the upcoming spring fishing season. Bait opener on the Kasilof river comes in mid May, and these days catchable numbers of kings seem to enter the river shortly after. But before we get to experience our first king salmon takedown of the year there is much work to be done. Permits need to be applied for, various odds and ends need to be replaced or repaired on the drift boats. Don't even get me started on trailer wiring and mice. Rods & reels need to be re-rigged with fresh line & leaders. Dozens of fresh Spin n' Glo rigs rigs get tied, usually over a couple of drinks with other guide friends. Bait needs to be prepped. Once all is said and done many hours of prep work has been completed before I even have an opportunity to dip the oars.