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Azhabachie Lake - part 1

On the next day we had decided to go to the nearby Azhabachie Lake. The big water body is famous by its sockeye salmon spawning grounds and by «hordes» of brown bears. At the image is the downstream view at the Kamchatka R. from the mouth of the channel, connecting the river with the lake. The channel is about 10 km long. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake The «Raduga» biological station at the channel belongs to the Institute of Marine Biology (Rus. Acad. of Sciences, Vladivostok). Here the scientists study the ecosystem of the lake. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake We go upstream the channel, heading to the lake Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake At one good-looking spot of the channel we have seen lots of rising fish and decided to stop for fishing. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake Some of these fish were smolts of Pacific salmon (coho). Some small charrs feeding with insects were also caught with a dry fly. Alt—Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake coho smolt Andrey was able to catch something bigger with a heavy leader. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake It is a char. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake char Some of the caught fish were in bright spawning colors. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake char I have hooked something strong and fast moving Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake It looks like a trout! Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake rainbow trout Yes, it is one, silver and fat fish. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake trout It is a good size fat trout with a healed scar from some predator (otter?). The trout in the lake outlet feed with sockeye smolts, so they have enough food. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake trout Finally our boat is nearing the Azhabachie Lake, which is 13 km long and up to 36 m deep. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake