|Another fun, adventurous day in Alaska. Whenever anyone hears that we are going to AK, they ask if we plan on fishing. We had never planned it, but a couple days before we arrived in Homer, Bill decided we should go fishing here. I am certainly no fisherwoman, but the idea sounded good to me. So we met at 6:00 this morning to spend the day on the Grand Aleutian with Capt. David Bayes. We shared the boat with a newlywed couple, Scott and Katy, and a great deckhand, Jane. Our limit was one salmon, and two halibut. It took about an hour boat ride to get to a spot where the king salmon were, seeing lots of otters along the way that just seemed to peak out of the water to see what was going on! About a half hour after getting to our fishing spot, Katy caught the first salmon. And after waiting another half hour, with a big battle I caught the big one for the day (28 lbs.), and Bill got one later almost as big as mine. At 11:30 we moved about 45 minutes further out into Kachemak Bay to hunt for Halibut. The water was REALLY rough today, and Katy got sick before we got to our next fishing place, and it wasn’t too long after that when Bill also got sickly. This was one time when the Scopalene ear patch for seasickness didn’t work for him. Meantime, I caught a halibut as soon as my pole hit the water, and a second one shortly after that. Scott probably threw 3 or 4 back in with hopes that his second halibut would be a big one, but it didn’t happen. He assisted Katy to get hers since her coloring still was a little “green”, and I reeled in one for Bill until he felt good enough to try to stand up and reel in his own. We also caught some cod and Dolly Varden. Capt. David and Jane definitely made this a day to remember, and it was definitely a day to encourage me to fish more often!