I won't bore you with a recap of the whole thread at WinoDepot but let's just say I caught Salmon! And after 2 weeks in the land of zero darkness came back to LALA Land with approx 22 lbs of King and 20 lbs of Sockeye! (I told Bill I know where Simon and Garfunkle got the 'Hello darkness my old friend' song, they spent a summer in Alaska!) But yes, this city girl ventured into the wilds of Alaska and hooked herself a hog on the Kenai! Actually, I just screamed when my rod bent and then husband had to fight it! Yes, "he looked into the eye of the great beast...."
but, I did fight with the Sockeye's, they are tough little suckers! I even got welts on my hand from fighting with those stupid little 10 pounders! However, I took solace in the fact that they say pound for pound-- if a King fought like a Sockeye you would never land one! I think they were just trying to make me not feel like a wuss!
So, give me your best! Recipes from the classics to the creative, got us some Salmon to eat!