Catching Wild Salmon by Hand


“The fear and dread of you will fall on all of the beasts of the earth,…” “…and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands.” Genesis 9:2 Baranof Island, Alaska September 2019 Apparently a bear had recently eaten some salmon here This location is only about fifty meters from the sea The smaller salmon are pink salmon and the larger ones are chum salmon These salmon are traveling up river to their place of birth to spawn Many die on the long journey from the sea Birds and bears take advantage of the easy food The water is so shallow yet they fight with all their strength against the current Many congregate in small pools to rest a short while before continuing the swim up river It appears that it would be extremely easy to catch these salmon but they are surprisingly very strong This one is a male pink salmon Male pink salmon develop a hump on their back when they are mature This one is a female chum salmon This chum salmon appears to be sick It is obvious which are the stronger ones This is a male chum salmon Male chum salmon develop large jaws and big protruding teeth just before beginning to spawn “All things that have form eventually die.” – Masashi Kishimoto

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