Friday, September 30, 2011
We've got a time share in Whitefish Montana that we bought from MP's mom who bought it from my mom. We've never been there. From what I garner in my travels, timeshares are not the best investment and this one is no exception, it cost 500 bucks a year along with the RCI membership and then if you trade for another location its 189.00.....so its about 700 bucks to use it somewhere else....like we did for Max and Sam in Mexico last year and Tom and Angel the year before and.....well, we just need to use that darn thing ourselves, after all, we don't want to 'lose' a week we already paid for. We might spend a ton of lettuce in Vegas next week but by jiminy we ain't going to waste a week of RCI.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Please come back to Mile 14, we might not be salmon fishing for 7 months but I guarantee we're going to do some catching. Catchin life, catchin fun, catchin love, catchin on and probably some other fish to....
Monday, September 19, 2011
There must be something to it here at Mile 14 because these two guys, Hans and Kurt come all the way from Frankfurt Germany just to stake claim to that picnic table and bank fish for a week. They caught their limit of silvers on a trip with me but they also caught some gorgeous salmon right from the bank....who needs that guide anyway eh? One day they caught 5, pretty darn good I'd say. When they were here last time Hans confided to me that Kurt had lymphatic cancer and the trip was his swan song. Well they show up and Kurt tells me he's beaten the cancer and for all the friends I've lost I'm just over joyed to see a win....very cool. They come every two years so stay healthy guys and we'll leave the light on.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The graph at right shows you where we are. The pyramids at the bottom are the average flow for this time of year. Once again I'll tell you this is the coolest info and its nice to see a real usable use of our government funding. Just google USGS real time stream flow data and then add the Kenai to your favorites. Every morning I go to this page to check our conditions and then go to the NOAA weather forecast....which has to be the most conservative forecaster on the Internet. According to NOAA the best it EVER gets around here is 'partly sunny'.
So we have two more weeks of fishing to go here at Mile 14. I have my friend and confidant Nate Morton coming this weekend and next week I have friends and even a double day booked where we're doing a trip for the Cabaret and Bar owners Association. With the high water we kind of have to re-learn the fishing trends a bit so yesterday with a fun group of folks from Australia we did our research and frankly didn't do quite as well as we're used to. We caught them but didn't set any records....but I'm confident we're going to make the lines tug real good in the next few days.
Monday, September 5, 2011
This week was defined by limits.....we caught many limits of silvers and on several occasions met our limit of rain. On Weds I did a fundraiser trip for our friends at the Kenai Watershed Forum, from this picture of Mike you can see just how wet it was. The guys from Utah arrived with nice Gore Tex rain gear but to me it was definitely a vinyl rain gear day. We started as usual at O dark thirty and it took until 11:30 or so to catch our limit, so we fished about 4 and 1/2 hours....when we broke up for the day the guys said they really enjoyed the first two hours.