A windy day today.

At least the sun is out and things are looking better. Going to start more effort to catching a King from camp today.

My Dad’s green door we painted as a prank. I doubt he enjoyed our horseshit with him but he always seemed to laugh at it.
Painted the front pink. Hahahaha
Ears just a flapping in the wind.
The wind is starting to blow!
Senior’s old purple boat that was supposed to be blue.
Year 33, sitting on this beach. Not the boat, just me.
Living large.
Doesn’t like the bumps in the boat.
The kitchen looking closer to being ready.
The greater yellowlegs

A windy day today.

At least the sun is out and things are looking better. Going to start more effort to catching a King from camp today.

My Dad’s green door we painted as a prank. I doubt he enjoyed our horseshit with him but he always seemed to laugh at it.
Painted the front pink. Hahahaha
Ears just a flapping in the wind.
The wind is starting to blow!
Senior’s old purple boat that was supposed to be blue.
Year 33, sitting on this beach. Not the boat, just me.
Living large.
Doesn’t like the bumps in the boat.
The kitchen looking closer to being ready.
The greater yellowlegs

Toman’s King Camp 2023 updates

Now that the Starlink system is working great I’m going to try and do my best to post daily updates on the website. It’s meant to be fun and show some of the fun we have at camp. Enjoy!

Setting up Starlink
We were able to put up the Kitchen, Dining tent and Office tent all in one day. Great group of helpers this year
Dry tent up and holding our food and stuff at the moment.
BBQ cover up
Soon the guest tents will be up.
So much snow still left from a long winter.
Freezers ready for a lot of Kings and Sockeye Salmon
There are 0 mosquitoes in this photo!!!
The new hot water heater!
A bunch of Stryker rods! My new favorite rods!

Springer season 2024

It was a slow start to the season but once the water warmed up it stated to get better. Not the best season this year but we did manage to get some nice fish.

Just a little action.
Big fish Ron they call him.
Look at all that chrome!
More Chrome
Kids are always lucky!
Filling up the fish box!
Big fish of the year 20 lbs
That was a great day of catching. 6 landed killed these 4 and lost two others.
Blood bath!
Look how shiny!

Next up Alaska. Going to try and post more from Alaska as we are giving the Starlink internet service a try.

Spring Chinook Season

It’s almost here, Springer season. Time to get out the heavy gear and tackle. Watch the video below and see how we cut plug herring and troll the Columbia for spring Chinook. Dates are available still, email or call to get a day fishing on the Columbia River, while it’s still open.

Booking your Alaska Salmon trip (Part 2)

Booking your Alaska Salmon fishing adventure

In part one of the this two part blog, we talked about selecting your target Salmon species.  In part 2,  we are going to look at, picking your accommodations, your guide, and or your camp.

Now that we have selected your specie(s) you’re going to target, let’s pick a lodge, guide, or camp that will best suit you.

Lodges:  Most lodges offer you a chance at catching multi species during your stay.  Each day you can select from several species in which you want to target.  The only downfall to this, is the price.  Lodges that have their own airplanes, that fly you daily to the best fishing spots, typically cost in the $6000-$9000 a week range.   With that extra cost you get some pretty amazing accommodations.  Life at the lodge can be extremely comfortable and relaxing.  If this sounds like something you’d be interested and can afford, this trip might be for you.

Guides:  Typically, when fishing with a guide, you have already determined the river and species you want to target.  In many cases however, anglers just go with the recommendation of the guide they have selected and meet him/her at a specified river and area.  What do you look for in a guide, that will be best for you?  This is a topic that could be written about, in several articles. When you select a guide, look for one that has experience fishing for the species of fish you want to target.  This goes for anglers fishing at a lodge.  Do the guides have experience guiding for your targeted species?

Experience is a key to selecting a guide, most guide businesses have years of experience under their belt.   Simply searching websites and making a phone call or two, can help chose your guide that best matches your needs.  Get references from the guide that you choose.  This is one of the most overlooked steps, yet one of the most important, when booking a guided trip.

Camps:  Fishing camps, allow you to be on the river for your stay.  Lodges will fly you in and out daily, taking away a lot of prime fishing time.  Guided trips are usually 7-8 hour trips, the rest of the time is spent in a hotel room waiting for the next days adventure.  Staying at a fishing camp typically gives the angler more guided fishing time and a chance to bank fish after your day on the boat.  Make sure of the accommodation when choosing a fishing camp on the river.  Alaska weather can be tough at times and you’ll want to be comfortable during your stay.  Waterproof tents, clothes drying tent, and food! Don’t forget the food, and get references!

Good luck on your next adventure in Alaska!