It is that time of year in small town ‘laska . . . dipnetting season. For less than three weeks hordes of ‘laskans head to my end of the state. They come with old clothes, waders, huge nets, coolers, and an enormous appetite for spending hours standing in frigid water up to their ‘pits seeking the ever elusive red salmon.

At the same time they seek reds local setnetters are, well . . . setting their nets and driftnetters are . . . drifting in Cook Inlet. The “sport” fishing guides are guiding their clients up and down the Kenai River in search of king salmon, but will take their share of reds as well.

And, I? I, whose hubby dislikes anything that swims (gasp!!) being offered to him on his dinner plate? I, who grew up with and LOVE eating fish (good old catholic background – fish on Fridays – to be blamed for that)? I, am relegated to watching from above . . . watching and taking pictures.

You can find them at my facebook home, but I will share a few with you here also.

click for larger view, of course

And . . . for your viewing pleasure . . . Mt Redoubt in my rearview

2 responses

  1. barbara says:

    thought I’d pop back in here – just in case the spammer with the gold/silver page stops back by. You accused me of driving a wedge and not doing my homework re dipnet/driftnet/setnet fisheries. Sonny-boy . . . you are way off base. I’ve lived in Alaska for a lot of years and know folks from every one of those fisheries. I don’t think anything I’ve said above warrants your vitriol. However, feel free to attack again – next time, use a real link back. ‘kay?

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