Journey to Alaska: Fishing on the Kenai

Yesterday, August 8 (Saturday), my friend Sherm took us out to one of his favorite fishing spots on the Kenai River. Since I’m neither a fisherman nor a hunter I decided to go along and document the day so no one would be able to come back and exaggerate a story about the size of “the one that got away!” It was a nice and sunny day on the Kenai. To make a long story short, the guys each caught a Sockeye salmon. We ate a wonderful meal of baked salmon (fixed 3 ways), mushroom and herb risotto, fresh salad, and wine.

The Kenai River is minus four Sockeye Salmon now.
The Kenai River is minus four Sockeye Salmon now.
Mike, Tom, John, and Sherm getting their poles ready for a day of fishing.
Mike, Tom, John, and Sherm getting their poles ready for a day of fishing.
Mike's trophy catch.
Mike’s trophy catch.
Tom's Trophy Catch
Tom’s Trophy Catch
John's trophy catch
John’s trophy catch
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Me, just waiting them out!

Well, I’ve driven 3,885 miles so far on this trip and we start our return tomorrow. We’ll be driving to Anchorage to drop John off at the airport for his return trip home to Portland.  From there, we’ll head down to Valdez to spend a couple of days. It may be a while before I can post again, so wish us luck.  Toward the end of the trip I plan on posting more pictures that I haven’t been able to post to date.  I’m sure our return trip will be as interesting as the trip up here.