Sunday August 21, 2011
On Saturday I had a board meeting which went very well and ended at 1:30 pm. So I run home get ready, pick up supplies and I am ready to go.
Too bad there was a head on collision with one fatality at mile 84 at 4:20pm. I think that's between Whittier and Girdwood. Well it must have just happened as people start turning around and I see emergency vehicles. ARGH! Well probably a lot less "ARGH" than the casualties and their family. Thoughts and prayers to the families involved.
People ask me what the most dangerous thing about kayaking is. I say "Driving."
So I take a nap and head out at about 1am. Wow..it's dark! Impressive enough I took a pic! lol. Maybe you have to live in Alaska to appreciate this...
Get there earlier than I thought so took another hour nap and hit the beach at 6am.
I saw pinks jumping which gave me hope. I also saw a bunch of small salmon jumping or chasing my herring. They were about 10 inches long. I caught two of them. If you scaled down, I bet you could limit out!
Slow Slow Slow! I keep going back trying to replicate that one weekend and it is not to be.
The derby runs till noon so I fish silvers. I get one by Tonsina Creek, miss one. A little while later in the same area I pick up a pink and miss another Silver I had on for a minute or so. Noon comes and go and so the derby is over.
Switched over to Halibut. Tried Herring first but kept pulling up one cod after the other. I did have one small halibut on briefly. You know immediately that it is not a cod. So arms got tired of dredging up cod so I lopped the pinks head and sent it down. A few solid whacks but nothing would take it completely.
On the way in, I hit one more silver. So 3 for 5 (one pink though) and 0 for 1 on Halibut.
Oh yeah! I forgot the highlight of the day!!!!! a 13.5 inch flounder that worth points toward the AOTY tournament! I had bigger ones but I was tossing them back. I kept this one for bait and then later realized I was throwing away points no matter how few!