Solely youth salmon fishing was between these two orange flags at the beginning of the river. We had a slow, chilly morning with few nibbles. Fishing from 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m. could have been a challenge for our family, but the excitement ran high, and with friends, the earliness didn't even matter! Nikita pulled in a silver, but it was snagged, not hooked in the mouth, so back in it went.
|foggy morning on the Knik|
Saturday night was our multi-birthday celebration. Milestone birthdays included Fred: 70 years, Shane & Shannon: 40 years, Nikita & Riley :16 years, Annie: 14 years, and Brandy: 13 years. Freddie, the patriarch got special treatment, serenaded with an oldie goldie tune in honor of his hoary head. He also received a large pile of birthday cards (nearly 60) his friends & family mailed out ahead of time.
|Elder Chief Freddie well-pleased with his significant stack.|