You might need heavier line and tackle to account for powerful river
flows. Alaska salmon fishing trip is one of
the more favorite trips in Alaska. Yet sometimes a net is better to use because it usually
doesn’t harm the fish and will most likely be easier for you to prepare the fish for later.
Should I say you got lucky? Because I did not meet with the same fate when I went there just a month before. I did pretty much the same things that you did. But 20 minutes? Seriously? It took me more. However, the experience was satisfying.
The gang that I was a part of knew their job pretty well. Our preparations had started long before. It always helps if you have like minded people around you. It eggs you on to do things. It builds excitement and energizes you. And at every point you are actually looking forward to the trip. It was the first deep sea charter fishing experience that I had. And what an experience it was!