We went to Anchorage Alaska for spring break. Normally vacations for us are southbound not northbound. Sometimes you need to be a tourist of your own state. Seeing Lake Hood in person for the first time was awesome. Lake Hood is the largest seaplane base in the world. Since the lake was frozen all the floatplanes were off of their floats and sitting in the middle of the lake on skis. Our trips are never in the midst of summer because of our busy Ketchikan charter fishing season, so spring break is our major trip every year. Upon our arrival home we realized the herring were very thick. Krill were also washing up on the shore in front of my house. With a couple herring sabiki rigs, Captain Ross and I filled a bag or two in short order. In Ketchikan we pay around $5 per dozen frozen herring. I have always wanted to catch my own but too busy. The quality of these fresh caught herring vs. frozen, there is no comparison. Beautiful weather had us pulling dead engines out of the Ketchikan charter boat Ketch'em. We have a set of used engines that are going into the boat and will bring it new life. Even saw a couple deer while working on the boat.
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