Let's remember that I live in Alaska--the land of outside refrigeration. Apparently, it was colder last night than I thought because my fish were too frozen to cut at 4 today... About 9 tonight, Mom called and said to come over and she'd teach me how to cut the pike to dry.
She did the first one while I watched and she explained where to place the uluaq etc. Then she set me to work, but with close supervision. It's always interesting to try something new... I remember my first salmon filleting experience. My first pike was much better. I felt like there was less meat wasted, and definitely more laughter.
I didn't take any pictures of cutting the pike. I'll try to get pictures of cutting pike up next time we catch and cut. But, here are a few pictures from the manaqing trip in general.
Thanks again Greg, Aggie, Pius, Gregory, Willie, and Donovan for the laughter, good memories, and fun day of riding! :)
|First catch... Last weekend.|
|In true Sammy fashion... Gotta kiss the first one...|
You'll remember me kissing my first ptarmigan too??
|Trying to fix my shotgun...|
|Checking the otter hole.|
|"How many boys does it take...."|
|Bear tracks out there somewhere.|
|A little fun, everywhere we go!|
|Digging a new hole.|
|Sometimes you just need a nap...|
|Looking for Don. Beautiful evening.|
|Getting home around 9 PM... Sun going down on the river toward Nunam.|
|Little bit wind burn...|