With full bellies and a packed cooler, we headed back to the house for some fish processing. While the first fillets weren't the prettiest, we quickly learned the technique and worked through many pounds of fish.
It's no secret that traveling by bike slows you down, and opens your eyes to things you'd miss speeding along in a car. This is one of the things I love about bike touring and travel. Moving at pedal speed, you notice breweries hidden away in industrial parks (more common than you'd think in Anchorage), moose nibbling on green shoots and potential fishing spots.
I've been reading water my whole life: trout water that is. One of the most rewarding things about fishing is looking at a stretch of river, knowing how hydraulics work, and realizing where a trout will hold. It's even better when you cast to that spot and are rewarded with a fish. Knowing my 30 year obsession with rivers, I should have been more confident with my white water reading skills.