Have you ever been roped into something that you just dreaded? An invitation that your career could just not say “no” to? Well, as hard as it is for our readers (past/future guests) to understand, part of the group that showed up to the lodge had everything but ‘going to Alaska’ on their bucket list. Really. Hard to imagine, eh?! So in true Mission Lodge style, the magic of Bristol Bay Alaska grabbed them and then the bug of fishing caught hold, deadly infecting their psyche and overwhelming their attempt to resist.
This was a post Board Meeting outing that went far beyond any old ‘team building’ adventure. This was a truly life changing event for many of these city folk and it was our pleasure to watch their transformation. Not since our last high-tech corporate invasion had we seen such enthusiasm for learning our sport and raw energy. We sincerely hope that the Avail TVN gang will invade us again someday for another round of Alaska fishing adventure.
Fishing was as strong with King and Chum salmon tearing reels up and volumes of resident species eager to reward anyone willing to wet a line. These end of July time periods are by far the biggest variety of fishing options that Bristol Bay will see each season and provide a very diverse mix of angling choices. And if you are interested in Bear viewing – this is as prime as Brooks Falls will get all year.