|me...gettin' silly with the fish!|
Last year was our first year of dipnetting. We had so much fun! This year however, was even more fun! We got home from Washington on Monday night, got *mostly* unpacked on Tuesday and the packed up again Tuesday night for a trip to the Kenai river. The fishing was HOT, HOT, HOT while we were there! Last year we were thrilled at our 13 fish. This year we pulled in 54!!!!! We are planning to do a lot of fish smoking in the coming days!
|4 in hand, 50 in the sand!|
|me, pulling one in|
|some of the cleaned fish|
|some of the fillets|
|exhausted me, napping on 131 lbs of filleted sockeye|
The kids had a great day as well! Some friends came along who kept all three kiddos (my two and Steph's one) happily occupied. They played in the sand, with the fish, in the water and with bubbles. They were a sandy, happy, tired mess by the end of the day. Stacy managed to stay awake long enough to eat 2.5 chicken nuggets before crashing in the car on the way home!
|once Kelsey held one she wanted to hold them all!|
|meanwhile, Stacy poked the fish head eyes with scissors...yes, I am saving for her therapist!|
|the sand bed they created|
It was truly a wonderful day!