Friday, July 08, 2011

the "Unforgiven"

So far July has been as jammed packed as you can get it. When I am not flipping the lodge, greeting new guests/saying goodbye to old, cooking, making lunches and shopping I am going FISHING every chance I can get. Which happened the day after the 4th of July weekend.

It was the most beautiful day yet. A little foggy near land where they launch the boat near Deep Creek. It is really cool how they do it. A loader backs the stern of the boat while on the trailer into the water til the jet engines are started for take off to the fishing grounds. NO DOCK!

Everybody climbs on board up the ladders. With us this trip with Capatain Frank and his deckhand Charlie were my boss Jimmie Jack and his wife Rosy, 2 guests at the lodge from Brazil who are filming a documentary on Alaska and me.

Here is Jimmie Jack pulling up an 100# halibut all caught on camera.

Jimmie Jack ruled the boat that day with the 2 biggest fish when he added a 70 pounder to the box as the last fish caught. My two were much smaller like the one at their feet.

We couldn't have asked for a better day to be out on the water fishing Cook Inlet.

This is the Brazilian reporter talking to his cameraman while holding the halibut. Quite dramatic but it makes for good tv.

The end result! Also if you check out ktuu-channel 2 in Anchorage Jimmie Jack is featured in this weeks fishing report. from the home page and look for the fishing report. Pretty cool!


Niki Raapana said...

Lookin good Kath! Can't wait to see the documentary. Are you freezing any of the halibut by any chance?

FishTaxi said...

Hope they cut out the part of me huffing and puffing reeling up my 30 pounder:)

Snug Harbor Seafoods on K-Beach Rd. is packaging and freezing the halibut for us!

Anonymous said...

That is pretty darn cool, Kathy!

I checked out the Fishing Report too at KTUU and that’s a great show each week.

Glad you guys are having such an awesome summer.