Wow I’ve barely had time to breathe this week! Up at 5:30 and down to the river by 6:30, and then a second trip, and sometimes a third, if the fish are really running. We’ve pulled a lot of fish with our new net and share half the catch with Grandma. She’s been canning up a storm but I haven’t yet had time to do any. I did manage to smoke 18 sockeye and today we have the st’wan (dried fish) shack almost built. I already have some of the fish cut and ready to hang but it just got way too darn hot to keep going.
Our new net. It’s 30 feet long and 12 feet deep.
The first morning we pulled 30 fish, we’ve never got that many at once in our old nets! Two mornings in a row we pulled 33 so I think this net works great! I always split the morning pull with Grandma, and one morning with my BIL Doug, but we keep the second one because it’s much smaller.
One day we spotted a Blue Heron on the rocks near where we sit. Twice I’ve had a large black bear run up from the river, cross the road in front of me and lumbar up the hill but no luck on getting a pic of him. Friday morning Mikey (my nephew) and I had two deer trot out in front of us and slowly make their way up the bank but I didn’t have my camera with me (what was I thinking??).
The Blue Heron flew off and I tried to track him but I guess I need practice with flying birds. These birds are huge with a wingspan of 66-79 inches!
Coming up last night I couldn’t resist stopping and, using the truck door as a tripod, taking a shot of the glow of the sun.
Well that’s it, that’s all I have time for. :) I’m cooking dinner and then heading off to the river tootsweet. Have a wonderful Saturday!
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