Current weather

  • Clear sky
  • 61°
    Clear sky
  • Comment

Fish tales

Posted: July 17, 2013 - 8:29pm
Back | Next
Susie Strausbaugh of Soldotna shared this photo of her children, Jordan and Jacob, after her family boated a 270-pound halibut. She writes, "I grew up here on the peninsula and as a teenager always wanted to move out of state. You always heard the stories of people who lived in the Lower 48 being able to drive to concerts, go shopping, go on road trips from state to state. I left briefly but decided it just wasn't for me. Alaska is a one of a kind state. There is nothing like it. It's where you can truly enjoy what God's given us. There is so much to do if you're not afraid to get out there and get dirty! I've gone fishing many times over the years. Ever since I met my husband, Heath, 15 years ago, I've been rainbow fishing on the Kenai, red fishing on the Russian, king fishing on the Kasilof, and halibut fishing out of Homer. But I have never experienced what I did this past weekend when I went to Whittier for the first time. I caught a whale! Well at least that's what it felt like. It only took about 30 mins to bring this fish in but it was a rough 30 mins! The whole family, Heath, myself and our children, Jordan (age 9) and Jacob (age 6) contributed to bringing this fish in. It's about 270 pounds! We put it in the back of our little 20 foot boat and it practically filled up the whole thing! We have since packaged it and have had some wonderful dinners! But the greatest part about catching this fish is that finally I now have a braggin picture!"
Susie Strausbaugh of Soldotna shared this photo of her children, Jordan and Jacob, after her family boated a 270-pound halibut. She writes, "I grew up here on the peninsula and as a teenager always wanted to move out of state. You always heard the stories of people who lived in the Lower 48 being able to drive to concerts, go shopping, go on road trips from state to state. I left briefly but decided it just wasn't for me. Alaska is a one of a kind state. There is nothing like it. It's where you can truly enjoy what God's given us. There is so much to do if you're not afraid to get out there and get dirty! I've gone fishing many times over the years. Ever since I met my husband, Heath, 15 years ago, I've been rainbow fishing on the Kenai, red fishing on the Russian, king fishing on the Kasilof, and halibut fishing out of Homer. But I have never experienced what I did this past weekend when I went to Whittier for the first time. I caught a whale! Well at least that's what it felt like. It only took about 30 mins to bring this fish in but it was a rough 30 mins! The whole family, Heath, myself and our children, Jordan (age 9) and Jacob (age 6) contributed to bringing this fish in. It's about 270 pounds! We put it in the back of our little 20 foot boat and it practically filled up the whole thing! We have since packaged it and have had some wonderful dinners! But the greatest part about catching this fish is that finally I now have a braggin picture!"
  • Comment

Spotted

Please Note: You may have disabled JavaScript and/or CSS. Although this news content will be accessible, certain functionality is unavailable.

Skip to News

« back

next »

  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321268/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321253/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321248/
  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321243/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321208/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/320593/
  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321173/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321163/
My Gallery

CONTACT US

  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS