While the Bad Girls of the North are selling my metal work up at the State Fair (thank you GIRLS!), we decided to have a little summer R and R on the Kenai River -or what's left of our summer! Gus and I went down to my Uncle's fishing lodge and celebrated my Uncle's birthday as they prepare to button up the cabins for the winter. The Silver's were a bit elusive but we all limited out on Rainbow's and Dolly Varden. I've been fishing most of my life but have only managed to ever catch one King Salmon years ago with my Dad on the same river. Yesterday on the Kenai I caught two!! Of course they've spawned and are out of season
and had to be released, but even my aunt caught one! Three monster Kings in one day -crazy! It was a thrilling trip and to fight two, 50 pound-plus fish on trout gear felt GREAT! Gus has retained his title of "Rainbow Warrior" as he bested us all with his fishing skills -that kid has concentrated patience. Our boat was hooking up with every drift and I admit the best part was having those King's on the line as we drifted by the GUIDE BOATS loaded with paying customers!! Yeah, I was so excited I was showing off a bit -hope that doesn't hurt my fish karma, but I felt I was DUE!
Last Drift of the day is always hard -good bye sweet summer!