A new season has arrived and with salmon moving up Cook Inlet that means bears are also setting the dinner table for the feast that is coming soon. And one of the most popular bear viewing experiences in Alaska is the Wolverine Creek sockeye salmon run
and the large numbers of bears that visit the area to fish for these fresh reds. Today was the first trip of the season for Talon Air Service
taking anglers on flyout fishing trips to this location from their Soldotna float plane base. The reds appear to be running about ten days ahead of schedule providing an unexpected early kickoff to this fishery. And right on cue the brown bears are beginning to move into the area to fish for the same reds before they migrate from the Big River Lake up into the creek. Anglers limited out on 3 sockeye each and the bears in the photo were the additional entertainment for the day. Talon Air Service
is AOJ's oldest sponsor and Allan and I have known each other over 40 years. They offer flyout fishing trips to Wolverine Creek and for those who are just interested in Bear Viewing they have trips where you spend your viewing time on a comfortable pontoon boat among the bears. Visit the Talon Air Service Website
for all the details about the many flyout trips they offer for a variety of other experiences besides Wolverine.