Thursday, July 23, 2009

Suicide Run

I know that doesn't sound good but it was AWESOME!

Here was my day today. I woke up at 5:15am to be at work by 6. I worked until 2pm. Came home in time to help put the girls down for their nap. Nate and I had discussed fishing locally today (last chance for a while) but decided at the last minute to go down to the Kenai River to fish the seconds run of the reds.

SO, I left at 3:00 and drove 2 hours and 15 minutes down to the Kenai River and met up with Nate to do some fishing. We fished hard until about 10:30! It is now 1:30am and I just got home. I am currently having dinner and will be waking up to go back to work in about 3 and a half hours. THAT'S why they call it the "Suicide Run".

So how did we do? Freaking awesome! Nate landed 12 reds I think. I only landed one (again!) but fought another half dozen but couldn't land them. The big surprise of the day was the rainbows and dolly varden that we caught. I caught 2 dollies and Nate probably caught 5 or so. I also caught 2 rainbows including the biggest one of my life. Nate had the catch of the day with a MONSTER rainbow. I took a picture of it with his iphone...I can't wait to see it. I was trying to frame the picture and take it real quick and wasn't paying much attention to the fish until after I took the picture...I couldn't believe my eyes. It was HUGE!!!

Alright, dinner is over. Time to get a few hours of sleep and dream of reds, rainbows, and dollies...oh my!

1 comment:

Honey said...

Wow - you are totally....wait for it....wait...HOOKED!! Will Dad be able to fish in September? ILY, Mom