A splash, and everyone jumps to attention. All eyes focus on the stream and any motion that could signal another wave of King salmon moving up the river to spawn. Amazing how these bears know when to come down to the river, as they must posse an internal tidal chart as well. You see; as the tide comes in; the water rises at the mouth of the stream/river, then climbing water level allows the king salmon to cross over the glacier silt, and gravel bars, that would other wise prevent them from traveling up the streams. I was in total shock to be on the flats, and see a 31 foot tide, yes 31 freaking feet of tide increase. As i was kneeling down the water crept in, and within a minute or less the water level went from just level with the sole of my boots to above my ankles.. had to actually walk towards shore to stay ahead of it. This big mama, was waiting as well, and sure enough , the push was on, so she stood up, surveyed the situation, and down to business she went! cliclk on image to darken bkg,

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