Monday, November 1, 2010

Salmon Run

It's a little late in the season, but Greg and I managed to find a spot in northern Michigan where the salmon were still "running." (For you non-fishers out there, it's when the salmon swim upstream to spawn and make more salmon babies!)

Here's Greg in action!





He landed this fish in less than 5 minutes after casting. Afterwards, we let the salmon go because he was "fresh" and we wanted to give him an opportunity to spawn in case he hadn't done so already. We're nice like that - ha,ha! :-)





Even Scout was impressed - she managed to wake up from her nap on the bridge to give Greg a congratulatory tail wag. After that, it was time for treats! It's hard work guarding the river of course....

24 comments:

J said...

Hey Shelley...and Greg! First of all, Happy Anniversary, second of all, what a great fish!!! Makes me jealous, I haven't caught a salmon here in several years, but your pic made my heart stir to cast my flyrod.

I'm glad to see Scout is looking great, and very attentive, she is a real "blog dog" celeb. Takes a great picture.

I hope all is well with you folks.

TTL
Rob (aka www.thecottagechronicles.com)

Mildred said...

Scout, you look terrific. I visited a blogger from Scotland earlier who had video of the salmon jumping out of the water. Hope you had a lovely weekend.

George said...

That is quite a fish Greg landed. It also looks like he found a beautiful spot in which to fish. I'm glad Scout was guarding the bridge.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Scout looks like she was a big help guarding the bridge and all. She really is quite photogenic!

That is a big salmon!

Tammy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, Wow---that is a large fish. Glad you threw him back though.... BUT--hope you can catch some sometime that you can eat... YUM!!!

Beautiful picture of Scout... What a fabulous dog...

Hope you all have enjoyed your Anniversary week.

Hugs,
Betsy

Daisy said...

Great catch! :-)

Scout is such a sweetie.

Ginger said...

Nice size salmon!! I love seeing the beautiful colors all around your cabin. And Scout is sure getting big.

itsJUSTme said...

Oh my gosh! That is so cool!!!!
That is a really nice little stream. Very picturesque.

Rural Rambler said...

That is one gorgeous fish!!! Scout Girl isn't looking bad either Shelley :) She is a beautiful Pupper!!!

Amari said...

Can I just say that Scout is about the best looking dog I've ever seen? Great photos! I want to be there right now!

Darla said...

How much fun! I love seeing photos of the area around your cabin. In your one of your older posts...that dahlia is deelish!

Tricia said...

Niiice work, Greg! Looks like he has a death grip on that fish - He surely wants a nice shot from you to remember it later!!! LoL!
Scout is really filling out & she's so beautiful!

grammy said...

Great fish....yummm
do you ever eat them>

Patsy said...

That would be a dream to fish for Salmon. We go Trout fishing here in Arkansas. Great photo's

Jen said...

Oh I would have had the grill heating up...

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow...you guys are the best naturalists ever.
Have I mentioned that I want scout to come live with me? well I do...she has friends here waiting.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Fishing for salmon would suit me just fine. I can't imagine how excited Greg was to catch such a large salmon. As for Scout, I never tire of seeing her pictures. She is looking so good!

The Retired One said...

Wow! Congrats to Greg! I would not have been as gracious...I would have had that big daddy frying up in the pan that night (burp!). ha
I LOVE salmon!!! you guys have to come up to the U.P. to do some fishing!!

Jane's In The Jungle said...

I have 3 boys that would have happily helped, LOL!!

April said...

Hope you and Greg had a very Happy Anniversary! Boy, do I love salmon! They really are a pretty kind of fish! Of course, nothing outshines Scout! :)

Charli and me said...

Wow! Big fish! It was nice of Greg to let him go. We love you scout!!!

Powell River Books said...

We usually catch and release when we fish. Wayne tried a bit of salmon fishing this year near Bellingham but didn't go on a day when they were running. No one was catching much. = Margy

Monica@The White Bench said...

Ooooh LOVE your baby in this picture!!
Monicax.

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Nice pictures. It's a lot of fun there...
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