More on Salmon

Brandon and I went diving in the lake yesterday, near the Methodist Church.   We were trying to find a site where, allegedly, the guy I bought my house from had found some WWII china.  We spent about 35 minutes peering through a pretty concentrated algal bloom, dense enough that it was hard to see the bottom and keep up with one another.  When we could see anything at all, we spotted a lot of micrometer-sized fry, and one or two parr that were rather interested in our fingertips, but for the most part we didn’t see Continue reading “More on Salmon”

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Finally, fishing!

Late June is Sockeye Season. I’ve been going to Reese Bay for most of the last 10 years to fish for red (Sockeye) salmon, always during the last few days of June.  It’s one of the highlights of the year, something for which I typically take at least a week off from work so that I’m (more or less) assured of having a couple of good weather days for a boat ride to Reese Bay.   Both the weather and salmon escapement failed to cooperate this year, and thus it was July before Shari, Dan and I got over there.  Our two-boat armada, armed with the three of us and a smallish net, set off early Continue reading “Finally, fishing!”

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