I love this state, moved here in 1965 and lived in Kenai since 1980. The Reds are in the Kenai and the dip net fishery is in full swing. Every one is talking about the Reds and it seems like half of Alaska is here. Seems like us humans go nuts when we see a bunch of any thing and are allowed to kill it. My wife and I can go through about 15 Reds a year, we usually can every couple of years and smoke up what was not ate from the previous year. We used to do 30 fish a year when the kids were here. I doubt that all the fish that are taken are for consumption by Alaskan's and I would not be a bit surprised if a bunch does not end up freezer burned and trashed, oh well. What really grates on me is the trash that is left behind. What kind of person does this, I just can't understand it and it happens every year. Maybe that is the way they treat their own home, yard or recreation area, ya got me. I am all for folks filling there freezer and having a good time, I just wish some of them were not such a bunch of rude, greedy, littering slobs!
I feel better, so off to bed so I don't wake up like an old grouch. Thank you Lord for not having year round Red salmon runs.