All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

When the salmon start to run in June, the fishermen (and a few ladies) line the bank of the Kenai River. This type of sport is called "combat fishing" by the locals. Needless to say, with so many flying hooks at such close proximity there are many acci...
When the salmon start to run in June, the fishermen (and a few ladies) line the bank of the Kenai River. This type of sport is called "combat fishing" by the locals. Needless to say, with so many flying hooks at such close proximity there are many accidents. Doctors at the local hospital have plywood cutouts of a fisherman and fisherwoman in the emergency room, they put fish hooks they pull out of the patients into the appropriate area of the cutouts! The cord in the middle of this photo is the line for the flat-bottomed ferry that takes the fishermen across the river. The milky color of the water is due to the "glacier flour" from the nearby mountains.

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