Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I think his fish weighs as much as he does.
We picked up my friend, Don DiCarlo, at the airport in Syracuse.
We camped at King For A Day campground in the Copper Valley. The Sockeye Salmon were late on their run up the river, so we drove to Valdez, for a tremendous fishing time.
Pinks were plentiful. Catching them is always fun, because they are so aggressive. We could have, easily, caught hundreds of them while we were there.
Ethan caught the biggest, and probably, the most. He is, already, a very good fisherman. His dad has taught him very well.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Catching a King is not for the timid. They fight when you hook them. They fight while you put them on the stringer. They fight while they are on the stringer. A stronger fish is hard to find. Watch out for their teeth!
Thirty Five pound fish, knee-deep water! Who would have thunk it?
The St. Augustine Record printed our picture holding the newspaper along with our six kings (the limit) for the day.
In front of our lodging, the Deer Creek Motel. We were so exhausted and hungry at this point, that we probably could have eaten the newspapers. You may notice that the Striped King Salmon that I am holding has stripes at a completely different angle than the one James was holding in the earlier picture. By the angle of their stripes, you can determine, exactly, what stream they are migrating back to. This is a natural phenomenon, not seen anywhere on earth. Click on picture to see the stripes.
James was able to take a box of frozen fish to Steve, in South Carolina, and get a hug from the grandchildren. It is obvious from the picture, that the Preslar genes have certainly been passed down to the next two generations.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Kendra "Cannonball" Baggerly - splashing all of the water out of the lake.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
A bath! A bath! I love a bath!
In water clear or churning foam,
In mountain lake 'neath natural dome.
Oh, yeth! Oh, yeth! I love a bath!
I love them big, and, even thmall.
A Large Mouth Bath ith betht of all!
Copyright - Gordon Hand
Our friend, Grace and family came on a cold weekend, but, warmed up to the lake in short order. She had a nice workout lifting catfish.