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SOCKEYE (red) Salmon are IN!! (Q-view Heavy)

post #1 of 17
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Well, the personal use sockeye salmon dip-netting season hit with a huge bang!!  32 fresh netted fish ready for some attention!




Thats a 4 x 8 plywood board on two saw horses.




Wasnt a whole lot of time for washing up and taking pics--so bear with me.




8 fish there and 8 more to go..



6 hours of dry brine and ready for air drying






14 hours of air dry and 1st batch smoker bound




6x6 dust and the new pellet A-MAZE-N SMOKERS!!




GOSM without heat for some good ol' cold smoked salmon




SUPERB smoke and a heat of 110 for the entire 11 hours 40 minutes that the pellet smoker provided!!  What an AMAZING tool!!!




TBS at its very best, thanks to the A-MAZE-N Pellet smoker!




17.5 hours later, time for the cool down..




Nice pile, one of two total for 16 of the 32 fish..




Vacuum sealed and freezer bound..




second half of fish ready for canning..




talk about fresh and beautiful




a grand total of 30 wide mouth pints




love this stuff!!




again to the pressure cooker  110 minutes at 11 lbs.




two loads of 15 each




looks good enough to eat LOL




Thanks so very much for looking,



post #2 of 17

WOW !!!!

Alaskan Bear,

I made my share of Smoked Salmon, but this is unbelievable!!!!

I never saw anything like this, or the post you made awhile back!!




Thanks for showing!




PS: I love the Birch trees too----I don't have any like them!!



post #3 of 17

Boy that's beautiful Rich!


Not just the salmon either!


Your property looks great & I would love to see a photo of your home!


The salmon is the best I've seen!



post #4 of 17

Beautiful! How long can one cold smoke salmon at temps above 40*? I've been reluctant to go over 4 hours or so. I would love to try some smoked as long as you got!


Thanks for sharing.

post #5 of 17

I'm not big on fish or seafood much, but those are beautiful and I

would definitely have a plate of it, nice going. Love the back yard.

post #6 of 17




 I am sooo loving those pics and salmon..



post #7 of 17

Beautiful!  As always.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #8 of 17

Very nice Rich, great pics, and thats a lot of salmon!

post #9 of 17

Man thats what I am talking about..Thats to good for words....GREAT JOB !!!!!!

post #10 of 17

You lucky dog er Bear ! I'm ready to pack my bags and head to salmon country, man that looks so good. drool.gif

post #11 of 17

I Bow To You  77.gif


Awesome Job Rich!!!




No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

post #12 of 17

beautiful fish and beautiful property!!!!  Im jealous!!!!

post #13 of 17

WOW!  Bear, that is truely a beautiful sight to behold! thumb1.gif 

post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 



A hardy thanks to all. I am humbled by the great compliments and sincerely appreciative..




A pic of the area that was dip netted..






Kasilof 07-2011.jpg

post #15 of 17

Absolutely beautiful fish and a very comfortable looking home and grounds.  If SWMBO didn't hate the winters so much, we could have been neighbors, well at least fellow Alaskans.  Ah well, perhaps in another lifetime.

post #16 of 17
Good looking fishes my friend and I agree with everyone else too on you house and land!
post #17 of 17

I am having a hard time typing what with the tears in my eyes. It has been well over 30 yrs since i have seen such a beautiful sight.icon_cry.gif

Thank you

Home sick


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