Scott Banks, his son, and the duo’s friends take a fishing trip to the Russian River in October, when the crowds are long gone.
How to live through Alaska’s seasonal salmon battle—and enjoy it.
[by Will Swagel]
In the wee hours of a May morning, Robert Hayes, a battle-hardened veteran, begins scouting the banks of Ship Creek. He spies a number of familiar faces waiting for the 6 a.m. opener and gathers some intelligence from his fellow anglers, many old warhorses like himself who venture here every year, addicted to the action combat fishing supplies.