Last weekend my family along with my dad, two of my brothers and my little sister made the long trip from Fairbanks down to the Cooper River to get our yearly amount of salmon. We use dip nets when we fish and because the Cooper River is such a scary river, everyone ties off with ropes just in case someone does fall in. (It's a frightening river, if you fall in, you don't come back out so everyone treats it as a very serious thing when we go down to fish.)
We limited out the first night we were there than to a really heavy run of fish so after cleaning up the fish, we packed back up and head home. It was a quicker trip than usual but it's exciting getting to see all of that fish in the freezer! We really depend on the fish we catch every year to supplement our feed bills, even though we do have grocery stores and no sales tax, it's still very expensive.
We got lucky and scored a prime camping spot this year, it was set back into the woods a little bit right next to a little crick. the crick was only six inches at the deepest spot so the kids had a ton of fun playing around in it. It was also a nice little crick for cleaning out the fish!
And just as proof that I am putting on clothes and not looking like a total slob...
Whoops, scratch that.