Guide Photos

grizzly scaring salmon
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With all those salmon in the water one would think that it would be next to impossible NOT to catch one. The key to catching salmon is shallow water, as grizzly bears tend to grab the salmon with their mouth after they have pinned them to the bottom with their claws. In this photo the bear is in water over a meter (yard) deep so it becomes much more difficult to push a salmon from the surface to pin it on the bottom. The photo in the April 3rd posting is a better example of a successful grizzly bear fishing. The fall tours from the lodge are on the Glendale River, which provide a variety of locations and many opportunities to watch bears catching and eating the spawning salmon.