06/05/13 - 8:07pm
If their gills are stuck in the net, the silver fish go into the 5-gallon bucket a little bit lighter, and the black dog enjoys the heads that plop into the mud along the bank of the Kenai River.
Doreen Knodel bent over the long gillnet on a recent afternoon, plucking hooligan from the mesh.
“They’re very oily,” North Slope resident Knodel said.
“Very mild,” said her friend, Lorita Linder, of Ninilchik, clutching a handful of the fish.
“You think they’re mild?” Knodel said, throwing a fish into the bucket.