Combat Fishing in Alaska

August 29, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

As the natives wade in, “slammin’ salmon” until they get their 25-fish-per-person allotment, the “sporting” types unhook fish after fish from the seine of fishing lines tangled in the mouth of the Kenai. Kim Murphy tells the whole story in the Los Angeles Times. “‘Let’s say you’ve got a 10-pound salmon; that’s going to give you five or six pounds of fillets. . . . I’m thinking: “Ka-ching, ka-ching!“‘ said Crim, whose enthusiasm for fish often seems to overwhelm her stated task of setting an example of Christian neighborliness to the assembled hordes.”