Fishing Fun in Homer
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We moved the RV today to the 2nd
We’re having a great time and the weather is sunny and crisp.
Fishing is BIG in Homer. I’m now a fish-license carrying fishmonger, hanging out at the “fishing hole.” The kids are allowed to fish without a license, but my 1-day $20 license allows me to participate.
We rented fishing poles this morning at the Sport Shed across the street.
detangling the line from under the reel
buying lures that got stuck and cut off, and
getting instructions (again) on using the reels.
And no, we didn’t catch a thing, but we had a great time fishing for silver salmon. These big fat fish were flipping gleefully through the air and diving into the water, some swam by in large schools, but none were biting our fishing lines. We saw about 4 fish being caught by others today.
There was a seal in the fishing hole tonight- swimming around, eating fish!
Since halibut is the story in Homer, I located “halibut on a stick,” for dinner - it was lightly battered and delicious.
Guess who we ran into while walking around the Spit? Our Adventure Caravan lady friends! Ken later called to offer us Halibut from the men’s fishing charter trip today. We are so hoping we can swing by their campground tomorrow and enjoy that halibut- although I’m not quite sure how we’ll cook it up, but we’ll figure it out. That is a generous offer for certain!
We are so excited about tomorrow morning- a Lazy Daze friend in California, Barbara Allen, called an exercise buddy of hers (Denver is his name), who has a son (Mike) here in Homer, who runs a fish-processing place. They’ve arranged for us to meet Mike at 10am tomorrow for a visit. How cool is that?! I think that is a real opportunity - when the kids and I talked at dinner about how fish are processed, we realized that we’ll learn much tomorrow. That was really nice of Barbara, Denver, and Mike. Our GPS shows the Fish Factory is just 1 mile up the street, right near where we walked for dinner.