I'm a bit late for a post this week, but I have a good reason. My reason, well you can see some of it in the above picture. I took off this weekend to go dipnetting in Chitina. Basically, when you are an Alaska resident, you can get a dipnetting permit for this section of the Copper River, and during the supplemental period (as it was the past weekend) your catch limit is 40 (normally 30). I always mean to take photos when we are down there because it is a bit absurd. You have a massive braided river (~1 mile across) and a long handled net. You put this net in the river and somehow you actually catch fish. Often fishing there involves scrambling down rock walls and steep drop offs.
We did quite well and we could've easily caught our limit, but we stopped at 13. As it was, this was nearly 100 pounds of uncleaned fish and plenty for us. Here are the results of our cleaning, hauling and vacuum packing, the ziploc bags of fish are headed to local smoker tomorrow. Our efforts this weekend will bring us plenty of tasty regional salmon for the winter and well into next year.