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A Rainy Day on the Kenai Penninsula

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We've been having rain the last 2 days here on the Kenai. But that is OK, because it was getting very dusty and dry in the campground. Now the dust is settled but the mosquitos have come out! Well, I guess we can't have everything perfect!

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Drift boats on the Kasilof River

Garry and I have walked down to the Kasilof River at Crooked Creek several times. We finally bought our King tags and tried our luck. The luck isn't so good right now. I did hook into a wild Jack, about 19 inches long; but had to release it since the river is closed for any wild Kings. Friends of ours from Garden Valley, Idaho (Paul and Kyle Sheppard) were lucky and caught 4 'keepers' in two days. 'Keepers' are the hatchery Kings returning up to the Crooked Creek. We plan on going fishing today....maybe the luck will improve. I heard that someone caught at 35 pound king yesterday! I really want to catch at least one King this year....my fishing goal for the summer.

The baby moose are growing so fast and they are so cute! I have yet to get a picture of the twins. We think there are at least 3 mama moose around the park. They keep to themselves quite a bit, but do come into the park area to browse every few days.
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I was able to get some close-up shots of this particular mama and baby. Bella was in the camper, so she didn't frighten them into the woods.
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Tomorrow we will be picking up Sterling Hill, a Cascade friend, at Kenai. He will be staying with us for 2 weeks. Hopefully, the next posting will be all about fish stories and pictures....and I will have accomplished my summer goal!

Posted by linda9918 13:29

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