Our first earthquake!

We were just finishing up with our afternoon fishing and the ground started moving making us feel like we had vertigo.  A 6.3 quake occurred on the other side of the Cook Inlet where we are staying to fish.  Since it originated in a very remote area, initial reports are for no damage.   It was the ‘talk of the fishing hole’ because so many of us are from other states and it was a first earthquake for many.

Glenn with today's catch - all have to be over 16"

Glenn with today’s catch – about 27 lbs of fish

The sockeye salmon counts were up on the weekend (when we needed to go to Anchorage and babysit for our grandson but who could refuse such a cutie?) so we didn’t know if the counts would fall off, keep rising, etc.  Turns out the fishing has been good this week and the Fish and Game Department must think the counts will increase since they upped the limit from 3 each day to 6.  We’ll be fishing hard the next few days!  See the life cycle chart below to see how these fish change so dramatically in appearance.

The fillets are beautiful deep red

The fillets are beautiful deep red

 

 

 

Two of the largest sockeyes today

Two of our largest fish today – each over 7 lbs

The Sockeye Salmon start changing color and get a hooked top lip after they spawn.

The Sockeye Salmon start changing color and get a hooked top lip after they spawn.

 

Sockeye Salmon lifecycle

 

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2 Responses to Our first earthquake!

  1. Richard Lowell Behling says:

    I was wondering who the grandpa was with the grey beard holding up that fine looking fish!

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