I ended up catching this red salmon (also called a sockeye salmon) which ended up being one of the biggest ones taken from the river that day. It was a ton of fun trying to reel that thing in (it sure gave a lot more fight than the usual eight inch brook trout I usually catch in utah)
A little while later, I caught this little guy. It is a little baby salmon, and no it wasn't just a frozen bait fish. I really did hook him right in the middle from that same river. I didn't even notice until I glanced at my hook and saw something flipping around on it. Now I have to decide which took more talent- being able to snag a inch and a half baby or reeling in a fifteen pound salmon.
We saw a couple of bears, and they were litterally twenty five feet away. Derek had a fish on his line that was splashing around, and the bear came in to get it. I bet he was less than ten feet from the boat.
We went to Ninilchik to do some halibut fishing. When this pulled up, I wasn't so sure that I wanted to go clear out into the ocean on it.
We caught our limit on halibut, and although Casey caught the biggest one, two out of the three biggest were caught by me.
After our fist day of fishing, we ended up with quite a catch. We caught some red snappers, ling cod, black bass, silver salmon, and of course a bunch of halibut.