Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fishing in Alaska

David really enjoyed his trip to Alaska.
Here are a few fish pictures :
David showing off his "Yellow Eye".

This is the catch for the day for their boat.

Here, Steve is bringing in a salmon.

Nice catch!
This guy got the biggest halibut of their group. He got $10.00 from each of the other guys for the biggest halibut of the day, and a free trip for the largest of the trip. So that fish is worth about $2700.00 !It's all luck too. They bait up the rigs and rotate who hauls in the catch. First, they fish for salmon and the limit is one per day. After everyone has a salmon, they attempt catching halibut, with a two per day limit. The halibut swim on the bottom sideways. Notice in the picture that one side is light and one dark. Also, it's hard to see, but both of the eyes are on the dark side. At the end of the trip all the fish is combined and divided between the people on the boat, except the biggest halibut. David brought home one box of frozen fish weighing about 30 pounds. That's about $100.00 per pound fish. I think we'll really enjoy it.
I know many of you have been wondering about Steve's final fur selection. I believe he liked this "stripey" beauty best. He also hauled home a reindeer hide along with his frozen fish. David brought a duffel full of gifts home too. Our kids and grand kids each received a shirt from Sitka, all different. I hope to get a picture of all of them 'cause they are really cute, but for now here is Jessie sporting hers:
For me he chose beautiful pale aquamarine earrings which "capture the lucid beauty of the oceans. " According to saga, aquamarine originated on the treasure chest of fabulous mermaids and since ancient times has been regarded as the sailors lucky stone. Wearing one promises a happy marriage and is said to bring the woman who wears it joy and wealth. Wow! What a gift. I know David has some great memories of the days spent in Sitka.
Someday he wants to go again and show me around.

4 comments:

Eliza said...

What an amazing trip!! We have always wanted to go to Alaska... maybe one day. I loved the pictures looks like you had an awesome time.

jlbunting.com said...

I like the yellow eye. That is cool!
-Becky

Eric said...

I went to Alaska last year. I have a friend in Anchorage, and I used my mother-in-law's FF miles. River fishing on the Kenai is fun. But I like eating the fish from the sea (they have more fat!). Alaska is an awesome place. Denali is fun too, but the coast is where it is at!

Shaun & (mostly) Aimee said...

Awesome! I love all the pics.