Category Archives: fishing

We’re sunk!

I think somebody lost a boat to the Alsea River overnight.  The boat was almost full of water but still fully visible around 7:30 yesterday morning.  But by 8:30am it was all the way under the water.

submerged boat in alsea river
Hanging on

Not much can be done to rescue it at this point.  They just have to hope the rope to the anchor holds until the water goes down.

The rain raised the river about 3 feet higher than expected.  Rain filled the driftboat and sunk it.  You can barely see the end tip bobbing on the surface in the photo below (on the left near the willows).

submerged boat in alsea river
Before dark

The boat was still hanging on before dark settled in last night.  But it is nowhere to be seen this morning.  Not Fun!  😦

I wonder how fast a sunken aluminum boat will move down a river?  And what could possibly stop it?

Eagle Bait

As Don came back from fishing he saw a salmon carcass on the riverbank.

alsea river fishing
Fishing on the Alsea in Curly’s boat

So he moved it over to the island in hopes of attracting in some birds.

dead salmon - eagle bait
Eagle Bait

We were surprised that nothing even seemed to look at it for a whole day.  Even the few seagulls in the area seemed to ignore it.  But this morning someone is eyeing the prize…

bald eagle
3 year old Bald Eagle

This young bald eagle hasn’t tasted it yet.  But he’ll be back.