Corpses, zombies, rotting flesh, skeletons.. While that might sound like October 31st to most, that sounds more like August in our neck of the woods.
Each summer, towards to end of our season at Alaska West, thousands upon thousands of salmon complete their life cycle, littering the banks in an image that more closely resembles the set of The Walking Dead, than your typical trout stream.
Spooky? Sort of, but in a good way. This massive die off of corpses provides much needed nutrients to the surrounding ecosystem, not the least of which includes feeding our flesh-eating population of resident rainbow trout, dolly varden, and Arctic grayling. It’s like Halloween all summer long, and we dig it..