Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Trip to the Yudoma & Urak Rivers near Okhotsk (Lena R. drainage) - Part 2

This self-made mouse imitation is a typical lure for taimen, used by Siberian fishermen

Our team have passed the falls of the Yudoma River

In this area the river is divided by the rocks into several channels.  The total drop of the falls is over 3 meters.  In the holes between the falls our spinn-fishermen have landed several taimen up to 18 kg.    

The second boat with a team of 3 is passing one of the drops.  There is a deep foam "barrel" below it.   

Telgi River is one of the tributaries of the Yudoma R.  In most places it is swift & shallow. 

In the lower part of the Telgi River we have found lots of good size lenok.  This fish belongs to the sharp-nose species of lenok.   

Numerous lakes of the Yudoma River valley are populated by roach, Northern pike and good size perch.  This perch had bitted a black Intruder.   

Northern pike was very numerous in some lakes and slow, deep channels. 

After 3 days of rainy & foggy weather we have finally heared the sound of coming helicopter. 
Urak River is waiting for us!

To be continued...


  1. Stellar report! Care to share how you tied the mouse???

  2. can you give me your e-mail please?
    my mail is
    i'm a spanish fisherman