OUTDOORS Capital City Weekly A soft rain casts gentle dimples on the glassy water near Benjamin Island north of Juneau. To the east, mist clings to spruce trees like cobwebs, swirling up mountain walls carved by glaciers that embrace picturesque Lynn Canal. It's early September in Southeast Alaska and silver salmon are feeding heavily in the amber kelp forests and adjacent blue water reefs. As the feed, the silvers slash through dark balls of herring, instinctively adding precious fat to their bodies that will fuel them on their final surge to sweet flowing riffles where their lives began.

September is Silver in Southeast Alaska

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