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Fishing the Russian River; 2013

Jake Laumbattus of Oxford Mississippi, aligns the Russian River ferry in preparation for crossing the river, Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Fishermen, done fishing for the day, board the Russian River ferry Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams, of Eagle River (left) and David Brown of Anchorage ply the waters of the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams prepares his line for another cast Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Daniel Furrer of Switzerland, washes his salmon before filleting Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Konrad Sigg of Switzerland cleans the salmon he caught in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Roberts, from central Montana, works on his line before wetting it in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A fisherman takes his fish towards the ferry after an afternoon of fishing the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Jake Laumbattus of Oxford Mississippi, aligns the Russian River ferry in preparation for crossing the river, Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Fishermen, done fishing for the day, board the Russian River ferry Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams, of Eagle River (left) and David Brown of Anchorage ply the waters of the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams prepares his line for another cast Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Daniel Furrer of Switzerland, washes his salmon before filleting Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Konrad Sigg of Switzerland cleans the salmon he caught in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Roberts, from central Montana, works on his line before wetting it in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A fisherman takes his fish towards the ferry after an afternoon of fishing the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Jake Laumbattus of Oxford Mississippi, aligns the Russian River ferry in preparation for crossing the river, Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Fishermen, done fishing for the day, board the Russian River ferry Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams, of Eagle River (left) and David Brown of Anchorage ply the waters of the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams prepares his line for another cast Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Daniel Furrer of Switzerland, washes his salmon before filleting Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Konrad Sigg of Switzerland cleans the salmon he caught in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Roberts, from central Montana, works on his line before wetting it in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A fisherman takes his fish towards the ferry after an afternoon of fishing the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Alaska Dispatch