Wild ducks flying above the water A group of the Steller’s sea eagles The lake is about 63 square kilometers. It is surrounded by forest and thick brush. In some places the banks are formed by the hills covered with birch forest. This is one of the biggest sockeye salmon spawning ground at the peninsula. This «free» food attracts here lots of brown bears (one of them is at the shot). Bear family A bear is looking for spent salmon (image of Andrey Volchenko). We have stopped in the mouth of a lake tributary, Bushuika, to do some fishing. There were lots of dark spawning sockeye in this place. Except sockeye, there were many char. Some of the char were heavier than 2 kg. Some char were in spawning colors The others were silver — this is common for the fish from big, deep lakes. Chars were biting spinning lures and flies presented deep. A grilse of a Pacific salmon is caught with a fly. Probably it is a little Chinook — you can see it by the dots on the lower part of its caudal fin.