Fishing Kenai Lake with the Family - Alaska Documentary Photographer
Every year we go dipnetting on the Kenai River.
What is dip-netting?
Well, I’m glad you asked. Dipnetting is subsistence fishing that is unique to Alaska residents. We wade into the river with waders and large nets and we drag fish out of the water. It’s hard work, often cold and windy, but worth it. We fill our freezer in a matter of days with delicious salmon. Traveling to Kenai to camp and dipnet is a family tradition for us, and one that we look forward to.
But that’s not all!
On the way home from dip-netting we stop to rest and fish at Quartz Creek Campground Day Use Area to fish some more. It is on Kenai Lake, which is g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s. We stay long enough to spend some time kayaking, fishing, cooking dinner in our cast iron, and then we get back on the road towards Palmer, Alaska.
If you are ever in the area of Kenai Lake, I suggest stopping at the day use area at the Quartz Creek Campground and having a look. I think you’ll agree with me that it’s worth a stop.
Why do I love this photo?
This has my husband and all of my boys in one image fishing on Kenai Lake after a long day of dipnetting. It hangs on the wall in our mudroom, and I’ll treasure it forever.