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Alaska Wilderness SAFARI offers a visually stunning landscape (and of course great fishing). For the average person it’s fairly straightforward to capture a memorable photo or two. But to take dozens of exceptional photos takes skill, along the will power …
By Guide Drew Griffith (aka “Machete”) To tell the story of River X we have to go back to the end of the 2017 season. I was on the last flight out of our bay along with Rus and one …
Well, actually, the 2018 SAFARI camp photos have been mostly ready to view for a while but it’s been an extra busy fall/early winter. And I’m just behind on getting 2018 material on the website. (Yeah, I can’t believe it’s …
Overall, the chum salmon and silver salmon numbers were strong, but the pink salmon numbers light. The Dolly Varden fishing was excellent throughout the river. The bay fishing for halibut was the best we’ve seen in 5 or 6 years.
“Radios off” is declared over our handheld 2-way radios when the last guide is back at SAFARI camp at the end of each day. It’s symbolizes that the everyone is safe and the guided fishing day is complete. So, yes, …
By this time of year our prime silver weeks (with 2 days of heli-fishing) are generally full. Heck, sometimes they’re booked 2 seasons out. But luck is in favor for those who want to experience some of the best fly …
In his “Peninsula Part 2” blog, guide Drew Griffith (aka Machete) once again shares his thoughts and stories from the second half of his summer guiding in Alaska at the SAFARI camp. (Read his previous bit on the OUTPOST camp …
2017 was the year of the pink salmon and silver salmon. The silver run was jaw-dropping and the beach fishing for pinks was absolutely ridiculous.
Eagle nonchalantly eyes fox’s salmon from safe distance. Fox runs over and says, “Hey, I’ll share this with you!” (And takes dump near eagle.)
Even though it was a fairly wet and rainy summer, we still have plenty of great 2017 SAFARI camp photos. Enjoy. More excellent photos coming in a week or two. Also: check out the SAFARI camp 2017 season summary.