Waiting in line was never so much fun thanks to a friend sharing her cookies. We all were waiting in line with our buckets to help release Coho Salmon in the stream behind the local hatchery.
Lots of fish loving friends were made today.
The local sushi restaurant, Opa Sushi was on hand to offer tasty samples. Oh so good.
Lily was so excited to release her little Coho. Instead of just pouring him out in the stream she reached in and carefully held the fish the way she’d been taught. I love her lack of fear. I love her interest and care. She quickly put him in the water and let him swim away.
This festival was about a month ago now. We’ve been fishing since and caught a Coho that had been raised in the hatchery. We were invited to go back again by the fish surveyor where we were cleaning the fish to see how his life began.
As many of you know, I’m not much of a seafood eater but I appreciate that my family loves it and what we catch we eat. It’s fresh, local and affordable.