10/24/13 - 2:16pm
Author’s note: The following story, edited slightly for brevity, was previously published in The Anchorage Times, Oct. 13, 1991.
STERLING — Early October, 5:00 a.m.
I’m in my warm bed, listening to wind-driven rain pound the roof like it wants in. In the damp dark, I roll out and start dressing.
Call me crazy, but the silver salmon are running in the Kenai River. We Alaskans have our own version of “Make hay while the sun shines.” Our version is “Fish while the water’s liquid.” You can’t waste fall days, the last fishing days of the year.