Monday, August 27, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
A very busy week of catching on the Kenai. There are huge numbers of pink salmon in the river which has made it a challenge to find silvers. If we put our time in and sort through 20-30 pinks per angler, we've been able to put a few silvers in the box. Here's Randy with the largest silver caught to date in my boat. I'd estimate its weight to be between 11-12 pounds.
Here's the results of the another day of guiding Jacob, Randy, Adam, and Scott. These guys sure ended my week on a positive note. I hope to see them all again in two years.
Tuesday afternoon I had an opportunity to fish in Senator Lisa Murkowski's Junior Classic tournament. The participants this year were the children of the enlisted men and women from Joint Base Elmendorf and Richardson (JBER). It's a great event and it's quite an honor to introduce fishing to the children of the parents that are serving our country so well. You'll have to admit, their smiles say it all. Thank you Senator Murkowski for sponsoring this yearly event.
Sunday was the beginning of week two of the Blinn crew. It wasn't easy getting these silvers but it was a heck of a lot of fun getting there. It's been four years since Clint, Kyle, and Brian, were in Alaska. This time they decided to bring Jerod along. He's the guy in the center with the biggest smile. I'm looking forward to the week ahead because these guys are in my boat a couple of more times.
"I'm humpy and I know it!"
Had to end this post with a photo of Gary with what he affectionately calls a "Wilbur".
Until next week, tight lines!
Monday, August 13, 2012
The good news this past week is there are plenty of pink salmon in the river. The better news is that the silver salmon are starting to show but not on a consistent basis...yet. Pictured above are Brian and Amy. Over the years I have had a real jinx when it comes to fishing newlyweds. For some reason or another they seem to go fishless in my boat. Jane decided not to tell me that these two were on their honeymoon. I guess Jane knows best. Both Brian and Amy both caught a ton of pink salmon and their limit of silver salmon.
I'm posting this photo strictly for Mack Padgett. Brian happened to be wearing this t-shirt and his bride, if you look closely in the top photo, has a PBR stocking cap. Maybe that's why they broke through the honeymoon jinx. Go Team Pabst!
The photo above is the first trip of three weeks of fishing the Gary Blinn groups. It was great pleasure to start out with a duel father/son combo. Pictured above are two kids I'd love to have in my boat every day, Jacob and Adam.
Here's the whole group. From left to right are Jacob, Randy, Scott, and Adam. Randy has been coming for 14 years and all of the others are new to Alaska. It's great when new people are added to the Blinn group but we do miss some of the old guard that aren't making it this year. Yeah, I'm taking about you Orville, Allen, Oscar, Chris, Teddy, and Howard.
Finally, a photo of the Grand Poobah himself. Here's Gary Blinn livin' large on the Kenai.
See you next week with plenty of more photos.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Unfortuately I didn't have a photo of the entire Graham family. Sorry Kim for not having you in the photos. There's no doubt you and Dan are raising two wonderful girls and you should be proud of that.