The second night we were there we were lucky enough to be fishing on the summer solstice. As the title of the post you can probably imagine that we were fishing all four of us, around that little hole and trying not to catch each other's line, until well past midnight on the longest day of the year. Yup that's right, we were fishing after midnight because the sun doesn't really set up here until way after most normal people are in bed. At 2am last night when we finally finished cleaning fish, it was still pink in the sky.
The last night we were off duty, we ended up taking a full crew ( 7 in all) back out to the hole for day 5 of our fishing trips and really had a great setup. Jarred, our flight mech, ended up receiving a package from his girl friend with tamales from a local favorite in Kodiak, along with a case of beer. So with a few smores added in for desert we headed out for a night of true combat fishing, cooking food in an open fire (any man's favorite passtime), drinking beer, and oh year catching fish. We ended up having such a good setup on the side of the road (because I refer you back to the drainage ditch) that people thought we were stranded at first and then soon realized we were in for the long haul.
So after 5 days of fishing, and at least 4 people each trip, we ended up with 39 reds total and over 150 lbs of fillets that we are bring home to Kodiak for a one week trip. Can't beat that! If you are lucky enough we may even share some with others. =) Well that's all for now, hopefully we'll be heading home tomorrow, and home that everyone is doing well.