Uploaded on Jun 30, 2011
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Beginning 0ne hundred miles
southwest of homer, this area is the site of a massive
Volcanic eruption which occured in 1912.
The explosions that created this moonscape were so
immense, that they were heard 750 miles away in juneau.
This area is also one of the most
popular sport fishing regions in alaska... If not in the world.
The alaskan peninsula is almost entirely devoid of roads,
and the bears make the trails. Here, as in many parts of
alaska , the small plane is the main means of transportation,
and the many fishing lodges scattered throughout the region
Rely heavily on small floatplanes to get their guests to the
Spectacular fishing grounds the alaskan peninsula is famous for.
Nearly a dozen species of freshwater gamefish
inhabit this unique area which has produced more
World records than any other part of alaska .
The bristol bay basin is home to the largest
Sockeye or red salmon runs in the world.
each summer millions of mature sockeye salmon,
averaging 8 pounds , migrate back to bristol bay
tributaries to spawn.
Following the call of some ancient instinct, the
Mature fish swim up their native rivers from the
ocean, across the lakes and into the smallest creeks
To the place of their birth.
Upon reaching their
Breeding grounds the salmon mate, spawn and then
Die, leaving their flesh to fertilize this delicate ecosystem.
The trillions of eggs spawned on each streambed,
Become a prime food source for predatory fish such
As this fat rainbow.
iliamna lake, the second largest lake in
the united states, is the nursery for what are
Thought to be the largest rainbow trout in the world.
Pound for pound, these rainbows put up a better
Fight than any other gamefish. on the coastal rivers, fresh silver salmon provide
unforgetable fishing for even the most jaded angler
These fish, just entering the streams, are full of the
Strengh they will need for their long journey.
all of the pacific salmon enter fresh water as bright,
silver sided fish, but eventually change color
and shape as they move upstream to their spawning
beds. other animals make their homes in these waterways.
Beavers, often change the course of the rivers...
And another creature makes his presense known
By a network of trails and indentations in the grass.
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