Monday August 27th 2012
A short stop on our way to Whistler BC. Moricetown Canyon and Falls is on the Bulkey River, near the town of Smithers, for centuries a famous First Nations’ fishing spot.
The fishermen have safety ropes tied around there waist. Once they catch a fish big enough to keep a runner comes with a white canvas sling and carries the fish back to the people that club it on the head, not sure if they kill them our they are just knocked out for a short time. I really don’t want to know the answer to that.
The dip netters did throw all the smaller salmon back in the river.
You could watch from the top of the cliff or walk down to the river if you don’t mind doing a little rock climbing. Mike stayed on top at first but later came down to the river where I was.
We have seen plenty of people dip netting in Alaska and BC, but never like this. We stopped and watched for about an hour.
Mike stopped in Frazer Lake BC for a picture of the worlds largest fly rod and not sure what the significance of the bull and rider is. Mike is taking a nap as I write this blog, I don’t want to wake him, I appreciate our time alone.