I spent about 7 hours with my 9yr old son today soaking eggs at Ship Creek, including prep time/making lunches, etc. Not a bite for either one of us, but an awesome day anyway. It's amazing how spending time with your kids on the fishing is an experience that I never get tired of and I always come away feeling great.
2 summers ago, my first summer in Ak, I started a thread on here about how my kids were lucky enough to have a stranger hook a sockeye at the Kenai and then coach each of them as he let them reel them in on opening day. It started a little controversy which I am not trying to get started again, except that my son still brings that up as a day that helped to get him hooked on fishing. Since then my son and daughter have woken up early many mornings to drive to the Kenai or elsewhere to wet a line, my son spent hrs upon hrs flipping until he caught his own sockeye from flip to bank last yr(2of them), they both landed lots of pinks for last season, and my son was eager to go spend a beautiful sunny Memorial Day getting skunked king fishing with his dad. So I am still grateful to the guy who helped me get my kids hooked on fishing in Alaska. Get your kids out there no matter what it takes. Have a great summer everyone.