With this being Labor Day weekend most of my time has been spent on………you guessed it…. fishing. Call it an obsession if you choose to, but I call it relaxation and a way to pass the time being surrounded in God’s creation.
After getting lucky Friday night, Scott and I spent most of the day Saturday in search of more Silver Salmon. It took all day but we managed to stumble across a few more, but nothing of the size that were caught Friday night.
Sunday came and it was time to go Dollie fishing with Chance, one of the tire techs from our Homer store. Chance is a fly fishing fool, worse than me if you can believe that. He easily out fished me 3 to 1. Needless to say we managed to get into a bunch of Dollies and Rainbows. We must have caught more than 80, with all but 4 being released. These 4 would go to Chance to help him feed his family over the winter months. You may ask why only 4, this is the legal daily limit you can keep, actually 2 per person. Rainbows and Dollies play a big role in the ecosystem here, as they keep the rivers clean of decaying salmon. As you may know, when salmon spawn they do so in fresh water, this fresh water causes them to die after they spawn. Many rivers here are full of spawning salmon, without the dollies and rainbows, the rivers would be polluted with decaying fish.
Monday was spent doing more of the same. Chance and I went back after Dollies and Rainbows. We were able to get him 4 more for the winter and the rest of the day was spent just fishing and enjoying mother nature at her best.