Monday, August 13, 2012

Good fishing!

Salmon fishing season is in full swing in Alaska right now.  The Anchorage Daily News has a photo gallery sent in by its readers of the fish they've caught so far this year.  Some of them are pretty spectacular!  Here's just one as an example.

There are many more at the link.  I thought those of my readers who enjoy fishing might like to see them.

Oh, yes - Rule #1 of Alaskan salmon fishing:  If a bear decides that he wants the salmon you just hooked . . . he gets it!



Rev. Paul said...

There are any number of pics on the web, featuring tourists challenging bears for possession of their catch. Some of those pics are even real. :)

Mad Jack said...

It isn't a bear. It's a bear skin rug, right along with a freezer of bear meat and a few trophies, like claws and teeth. While you're out fishing, don't forget to pack along your .45-70 revolver by Magnum Reasearch. Maybe you'll get lucky and have surf and turf for dinner tonight.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Eeeeeeeew. Mad Jack, are you really suggesting eating salmon-fed bear? Have you ever smelled that?


Besides, if you don't have a bear tag, you don't get to keep any trophies. If you try, Fish and Game will want have a, ahem, chat with you.