Monday, September 5, 2016

Fishing Report Week Ending 9/4/16

What a week of weather, fishing, and fellowship. Two of the three were outstanding, and the one that wasn't was the fishing. It wasn't bad mind you, it just wasn't as good as we've become accustom to during the years that Gary Blinn and his crew have come to the Kenai.
As I've mentioned in previous posts, the barbecues are always a highlight during the Blinn weeks. On the menu Sunday night was crab, more crab, salmon on the grill, dump cake and ice cream for dessert.
There's Flatts and Scruggs, Roy Clark and Buck Owens, and on the Kenai we've got Jeff and Chuck during Blinn Week number 3. There's always one night during Blinn Week number three that Jo Ray will be cooking Tex/Mex and this year it was on Thursday.  Music is always part of that evening.
So on to the fishing report. Here's Howard, Rick, and Clint on the first day of Blinn Week number 3. Not a bad way to get 'er going.
The next day Steve, Gary, and Howard were in my boat. Not fast fishing by any means, but with perserverance we were able to land these silvers.
Long time family friends from Minnesota, Lars and his mom Cori, came to AK this week for a vacation. Since the cabins were full we gladly invited them to stay at our house. A little background is in order. Lars first came to AK when he was twelve years old and for several years he helped Jane and I with our business. He was here for at least two cycles of the Gary Blinn years. As a twelve year old we all called him Little Lars or Sally (at least Gary did). Well, as you can see in the photo above, the guy on the right side of Gary and Chuck in no Little Lars. This photos was taken after an evening trip (it was one of the few times I was able to fish Lars).
I had a tough task this week and it was to get Jo Ray a silver salmon. Wouldn't you know, his first bite of the morning was this huge Wilbur. Was this going to be his fate?

I started to stress as the morning wore on because Jo Ray hadn't caught a silver. About an hour before our day ended the curse was broken. Mission complete. 

This was the final photo of Blinn week number three. Clint, Steve, Chuck, and Rick....thanks for ending things the way you did.  
Saturday was the first day in three weeks that I didn't fish a group associated with Gary Blinn. On this day I got to take out my college buddy Tony, his wife Peggy, and Tony's brother Troy, and his wife Billie. The silver action was on the slow side, but everyone managed to catch one.
 Sunday the fishing was slow as well but Craig caught this nice 14lber.
She's baaaack! In a five minute span Sunday morning, the pink parka wonder, Judy Kingsbury, caught these two silver salmon. Unfortunately, the bite ended as fast as it began, and that is why I don't have anymore photos for the day. Judy, and her husband Bob, are scheduled to fish with me three more times this week. I'm very confident that I'll have a few fish photos of Bob, so come back next week to see what he looks like. See you then!

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William Jeanette said...

Looks like fun tell Bob and Judy hi from esko bill.

Beaver Creek Cabins & Guide Service said...

I will. She just asked about you and wondered if you were using the fly rod she sold you.