August 13, 2009

Salmon Fishing

Rainy season is in full swing, which means our fishing season is history.  But Joe and I got a couple  good salmon fishing days in before it was too late. 

Chinook “King” salmon spend the first 3 to 4 years of life in the ocean before they run up river to spawn.  As soon as they hit fresh water, their focus turns solely to spawing.  They stop eating and…let’s just say it’s a long, rough swim upstream.  By the time they make it to interior Alaska, they’re pretty worn out.  They’re actually kind of gnarly looking, but fun to catch, nonetheless!

Here’s our catch.  Melvin sure took an interest in them.




Look at the size of those choppers!!  Yowza!



Melvin dreams of a nice fillet. 



  • Kathy

    I’m dreaming of a nice filet too!