Juvenile fisher

Grizzly caught Salmon

The viewing platform used by Grizzly Bear Lodge after August 24th has water on three sides the forth side being the land access. This provides a natural setting for pictures and it also means that grizzlies are often fishing on more than one side. In the case of this photo the bear was in the natural river where many of the younger bears fish if there is a mother with cubs in the area that leads into the man made spawning channel. The mothers with first year cubs are very protective and young bears know it is not wise to “push their luck”.