￼It’s easy to spot serious anglers. They fish hard, they throw tight loops, and they stay out late. Over the years we’ve added one more criteria to the list. To be a truly...
Mighty rivers wind their way from mountains to ocean. Thanks to nature's cycles, life giving moisture returns from the ocean to the headwaters of these winding rivers, just as the salmon do. In southwestern Alaska, these rivers act as conduits between the sea and the tundra, helping to drive these cycles on which so many living creatures depend. From the Bering Sea all the way to the lakes at its headwaters, the conduit that is Alaska's Kanetok River remains unaltered by the long reach of man.
It was a fresh season and the never ending “off” season was finally over. My fishing companions and I had been planning our opening trip for far too long. The location was southwest Wisconsin’s driftless area, which offers endless possibilities of runs, pools, and riffles. We managed to talk my father into letting us use his pop-up camper, which beat the hell out of holding each other close to stay warm in a tent (our only other option due to budget constraints).