|Forum topic by mart||posted 07-23-2009 05:08 AM||747 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-23-2009 05:08 AM
Thought you folks might enjoy some pics of TLOML putting up some canned salmon after a few days of dip netting. We got back yesterday from the Kasilof River with 26 red (sockeye) salmon and put up 43 packages of frozen filets and opted to can the rest for salmon patties, salmon loaf and sandwiches. We often use it like tuna fish, making salmon salad sandwiches. It is great right out of the jar as well.
We are allowed, as residents to dipnet salmon for personal use and it is a great Alaskan tradition. We stand in chest deep water in chest waders fighting currents and tide and cold waiting for the reds to start their upstream migration. When they come in it can get crazy, barely getting your net back in the water before you have another. It is a great experience.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.
A canner full of salmon.
TLOML taking the freshly canned salmon out.
A happy girl with her canned salmon.
16 pints of red salmon ready for the pantry.