Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy New Year!

Wishing all of you a prosperous 2015.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, Hanukkah and/or Festivus (for the rest of us).

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sockeye Salmon Forecast 2015

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released the 2015 Upper Cook Inlet sockeye salmon forecast.   The total run is projected to be 5.8 million.  Of that run, the escapement goal is 2.1 million. That leaves an expected harvest for all user groups to be 3.7 million.  If this harvest is met it will equal the 20 year average.

This is good news for commercial, sport, and dip net user groups.   I'm waiting with bated breath for the 2015 king salmon forecast.  As soon as it's released I will report on it.  Fingers crossed...

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fun from 2014

Will Robertson is a riot.

Expert pink and silver salmon slayer, joke teller extraordinaire, master of the bar-b-cue, and all around great guy.  He is one of the many reasons why the even years on the Kenai River are the best for me.

Will took this selfie on the deck of the Sockeye cabin just before he departed. I'm sure this is the same face that his patients see every day (and the same angle?).   With a mischievous grin and a twinkle in his eyes, I can hear Will say, "alrighty then, what do we have here..."

So, do you think the fruit falls far from the tree?  Will took this photo of his son, Kelly.  Hook 'Em Horns, Alaska-style.

Thanks Will, for the use of your photos and for being a regular at Beaver Creek Cabins.  Jane and I look forward to seeing you again in 2016!