Gold, gold. On the Klondike River, this news probably spread all over North America. Over a century ago, the gold rush broke out here near Dawson. Thousands of new arrivals besieged the shores of the Yukon. Everyone came here hoping for a better tomorrow. For most, the gold rush has become a nightmare, symbol of evil and unfulfilled dreams. The Klondike River donated its treasures for several hundred seekers, became for them the "Holy River" and was their Eldorad. Today – after over a hundred years of human activity – the landscape is almost lunar.
Dug mountains of earth, millions of tons of golden-bearing sand washed away, in some places mountains of washed stones are not smaller than mining heaps in Silesia. Even though the gold rush has long been forgotten, however, the Dawson area is still an Eldorado, and not only for the tourism industry, but also for anglers and hunters…
What else may be required of life? My childhood dream was the Yukon River. The driving force was Jack London and his "White Fang”. I am now standing on the banks of this beautiful and great river. The landscapes found here match the imagination of my teenage years. In the vicinity of Dawson, the mountains are gentle and very much like the Bieszczady Mountains. The mountains are all green, and the gentle slopes are covered with dozens of species of colorful flowers. It happens often, that a bear would run across the path, you can see elk and reindeer passing through the valleys. At night, howling wolves and coyotes break the silence, and in the mornings beavers build their water dams. Yukon Territory is wilder and more natural than neighboring Alaska, maybe because of it, that there are fewer roads and people here.
The Yukon in August carries cloudy water, this is due to low water levels and leaching of soil. Most of the fish move to clear lake waters or to clear glacial rivers during these periods. Salmon that enter the Yukon have to overcome 3000 km, to reach their spawning sites. Such a journey takes a lot of effort and costs the fish time and energy. In their journey up the Yukon, salmon flow into clear glacial rivers at certain stages of their path for a short rest, and above all, to clean your gills. Salmon enter the Yukon: king salmon, red salmon, pink salmon, chum salmon, co-i salmon. The remaining Yukon Territory fish stock is as follows: lake trout (The.) -(Salvelinus namaycush) – it is a lake trout, dolly varden (The.) – (Salvelinus ore) – kind of trout, arctic car (The.) – (Salvelinus alpinus) -polar saibling, rainbow trout (The.) – (Salmo gairdneri) -Rainbow trout, northen pike (The.) – (Esox of light) – pike, arctic grayling (The.) -(Thymallus arcticus) – arctic grayling, lake whitefish (The.) -(Coregonus clupeaformis) -lake whitefish, unknown – (Stenodus leucichthys) – unknown, least cisco (The.) – (Washed coregonus) – this is probably the equivalent of our whitefish, burbot (The.) – (Lot lot) – burbot.