Posts Tagged ‘fishing


she’s a beaut!

I was up in Alaska again last week – here are a few photos from my trip.

This is the Matanuska Glacier. The largest vehicle accessible glacier in Alaska.

This is me and my boss doing a little dog mushing at the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla.

Here I am fishing. No fish yet…but I’m having fun!

YES!! I caught my first King Salmon – isn’t she a beaut? I caught her on the Talkeetna River and she’ll be delivered to my doorstop tomorrow. She put up a good fight, but she was no match for me. 🙂 Yummers!


fishing in banderas bay

Yesterday was our last day/night in Punta Mita and we wanted to make the most of it. We decided to blow up the air mattress and sleep on the balcony, which turned out to be very cozy and romantic. It worked out well because we needed to wake up at sunrise for our fishing trip.

When we got down to the marina, we were initially a little disappointed with our captain. He was a young guy and he had clearly been partying all night long. The boat and fishing gear weren’t ready yet and he looked like he might puke at any moment. In the end, he turned out to be a pretty good guy, and led us to a fishing victory.

We fished for two hours and we each reeled in two fish – FOUR good sized sierra mackerel in total. Sierra Mackerel are a tasty fish with beautiful yellow/green spots. I caught the biggest one – and he put up a great fight! We also saw a dolphin that was swimming and playing near our boat. All in all, fishing was a lot of fun and well worth the money ($120). It was so beautiful and enjoyable to cruise around the bay in the early hours of the morning with all of the other fishermen. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

camping out on the balcony

Derek fishing

My big fish

The fishermen

Derek and the captain with our catch

Fish fillets


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