Day 4: July 7th
guess who has the second largest July halibut in the Homer Halibut
Derby? Actually, I'm not really sure. It was some woman from Homer,
but her sister-in-law was willing to take my picture with it.
The slight sore throat I have had each morning would
not go a way today so I decided to take it easy until this evening
and see if I can get some good sunset pictures of the Homer spit and
Also it's just a great town. Took another shower in
my favorite Alaskan Shower and ate clam strips at my favorite restaurant
on the spit.
talked to an old timer at the fishing hole who told me how to catch
the kings when they weren't biting. He said he learned it from the
old Russians who come down and sit on their chairs and "catch"
fish all day. Also he told me something about how the fish he snags
away from the mouth are still legal because of something to do with
the fact that they are Denmark fish. Denmark being the place where
the first sex change operation was done and somehow if you catch a
Denmark fish it doesn't matter where it is hooked because that part
of the body was obviously a mouth, reaching out for the hook. He lost
me a little in his explanation though.
Went through two very strong urges to buy a fishing
license and throw in a line. Especially after I was taught several
Russian snagging techniques.
In general the hole was snagged out earlier this week.
When the returning salmon start to turn, they allow snagging so as
not to waste the fish. There were still a number of fish but I only
saw one "caught"
Saw some museums in the area but mostly took it easy
so this sore throat goes away.
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