The Alaskan Fishing Experience

Image

Hundreds of people “dipnetting” in the background

 

One of the truly Alaskan experiences is salmon “dipnetting”. Every year thousands of Alaskan residents dip their fishing nets at the mouth of the Kenai river and get massive quantities of salmon. The season only lasts ~3 weeks and it is a spectacle.

Image

Dip net

 

Wearing chest waders, people will stand in the cold water for hours holding heavy nets as the tide raises. 

Image

Redoubt volcano in the background.

 

They are everywhere!

Image

Do not miss all the tents on the shore!

 

Four wheelers are needed to travel in the beach, thousands of tents and quads pop up, turning the beach into the second largest city in Alaska!

Image

This year the Snowieners got to experience it all!

Image

 

 

Advertisements

8 Responses to “The Alaskan Fishing Experience”

  1. Denise

    I’ve got the snowieners saying quads…. They are learning Canadian English. Excellent! I saw those same views, but am not surprised that I didn’t see the snowieners as there were so many people!

  2. ScottieMom

    How were all those people not paying you attention? I’m not sure I could have gone dipnetting when I could have spent time with you cuties! Hope you had fun. Much love, the Scottie Mom.

  3. followingroy

    Oh wow, dipnetting looks fun. Did you guys catch lotsa salmon? Roy loves salmon.

    • snowieners

      Unfortunately it was a slow day. This time we caught only 3, but in a good day, using this method we can get 30+!
      We had beautiful weather though… How does Roy like his salmon?

      • followingroy

        Wow, 30+. That’s a lot of salmon. Roy loves salmon when it comes from our plate. 😉

  4. weliveinaflat

    Wow, one of a kind experience, do you guys do yearly like a tradition?

    • snowieners

      We will definitely make it a yearly tradition. This was our first time here and it was lovely!

      • weliveinaflat

        Sounds fantastic… I need to put on fresh lenses to look at our tiny country and see what we can make a tradition out of… it’s kind of boring here 😛 Bwahahaha, have a good weekend!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s