September 29, 2015

A Man Trip

Every year Dad tries to plan a man trip to Alaska. Last year, Andy was able to make the trip up to Ketchikan and he had a great time! This was his first experience ocean fishing. Needless to say, he was excited to learn that there would be another man trip this year and he was excited to go.

A fishing boat in the harbor.

The harbor.

The end of the rainbow.


Isn't it majestic?

The group that went up this year was a lot smaller. It consisted of Dad, Andy, Jake and little Russell. They spent just under three full days out on the water and caught 31 keepers. Most of the fish caught weighed 10-12 pounds on average.

The Big One.

See how big he is?

Playing with fish eggs. Something only a boy would do.

Dad & Jake with his rockfish.

Russell waiting for a fish to bite.

Love that toothless smile!

The Boys: Dad, Russell & Jake.

Dad & Jake.





Andy caught the largest fish, a salmon weighing in at 16 pounds! He was super proud of himself.  Russell caught about half of the 31 fish! Crazy right? I talked with him on the phone one day and he told me he caught a "hog". He is such a funny boy, I don't know where he comes up with all this stuff.

I'm glad the boys were able to get away for a few days and have a great time bonding and fishing, despite some of the rainy weather.