i got friends in low places…

i got friends in low places…

Dipnetting 2019! YES! It was amazing. Best year ever. We all arrived to the campsite at different times but with one goal in mind: FISH! Mom, Dad, and Emma got their Friday; Jenn and Josh arrived Saturday; and Ben, Sam, and I arrived Sunday evening. By the time we had got there, lots of fun […]

june bug.

june bug.

Lovely June. We love you. Longest days. Bright sunshine. Little Sammy and happy adventures. We are thankful. Oh what a month it was! With many adventures and lots of fun! It was full of love and goodness! We hiked Curry Ridge and tried out the new Kesugi Ken Campground. Sammy and Ben got to spend two […]

pro-fish-ient. dipnetting 2018.

pro-fish-ient. dipnetting 2018.

We just got back from the Kenai and another weekend of dipnetting! We were hoping for sun but were given rain. Bummer. BUT we didn’t let it hold us back. We got down late Sunday night. I almost couldn’t wait to meet up with the family and start our dipnetting 2018 adventure. I went to […]

fish are friends! (and food)…

fish are friends! (and food)…

The dipnetting season is upon us! Yippee! We have dipnetted for many, many years. Just look at them all! I think our first year was 2009. I might have pictures of that somewhere, the blog just didn’t exist back then. Our first year of dipnetting in 2009, my family, Ben and I borrowed a friend’s […]

we’s as free as fishes.

we’s as free as fishes.

Dipnetting used to be an activity solely to fill the freezers. While always fun and adventurous, it was more seen as an obligation until we could get back to life’s more fun activities. But over the past few years, and especially last year, dip netting has become one of my favorite activities during the summer. […]

Tis the season for dipnetting!

Tis the season for dipnetting!

Dipnetting season is upon us! And I love it! Thursday, 7/16, after work, Jenn, Emma, mom, Ruby and myself loaded up Matilda and drove down to Kenai where we met my dad who had already been dipnetting the whole day. We had a super fun ride and let me tell you, it’s entertaining to ride […]

the great fish harvest

To fill up the freezer, you have to be willing to put in a little hard work and get a little dirt under your nails… or in the case of dipnetting, a lot of hard work, and a lot of sand everywhere! And yet, we love it! Last summer, due to my job, and an […]

35 fish.

35 fish.

Ben and I left Anchorage on Wednesday night at 9:00 after loading up the truck and dropping Ruby off at the Grandparent’s house with our fingers crossed that we could catch 23 more fish down on the beaches of Kenai. If you can remember, I had gotten 12 fish the prior weekend with my dad and […]

dipnetting with my dad

dipnetting with my dad

This past weekend was a Dad and Katie kind of weekend. Ben was working and mom was in Texas and so Dad and I packed up our rods and our waders for a weekend of fishing the 2nd run of reds on the Kenai. As sort of a last minute thing, we threw the dipnet in […]

dippin’ and fishin’

These past few weeks have been absolutely nutters, so it was so nice to have some time with Ben during the middle of the week to hang out. We decided to head on down to the Kenai to see if we could get in on the masses of fish coming up. We headed on down […]