We had more kid races this weekend. On Saturday the kids tried the oval ice track and didn't go so well each placing 3rd in there heats. The kids needed ice screws and skags but didn't have them. On Sunday they raced in the snow cross and Ema got 3rd and Rhett got 4th racing in the same heat. They both had fun and are getting to be better drivers on the track.
Looks like my king season will be from late may to June 11th. However, I will be sending my clients to other trust worthy guides for the remainder of the season. I put clients in boats that I personally would charter with so you should be in good hands.
My kids raced this last weekend at the Big Lake festival. Saturday Rhett took 1st in the 3-4 year old class and Ema took 2nd in the 8-10 year old class. On Sunday they raced in the Iron Pup after all the Iron Dog racers started. I raced with Rhett and Travis raced with Ema. Rhett took 3rd and Ema did not place. There were about 25 kids racing. Good times and kids loved the big crowds of people. Rhett had a photo finish winning by less than a snowmachine length. Ema was way more focused on giving high fives and waving to the crowd when she crossed the finish line.
I also bought a 2008 Skidoo Tundra 550F. My first nice sled.....Thanks to Bill Booth.
I talked to Dave Rutz today trying to get some clarification on the new regulations. The only thing he told me different was that the catch and release could be Monday through Thursday instead of Tue-Thu. Who knows. He said it should be a couple more weeks before they get them in writing. I do plan to call Sam Ivy when he returns to the office sometime next week.
It is likely there will be some new regulations for kings on the Little Susitna this year. Nothing is in writing as of yet but here is what they are. For the Little Su--Single hook only, Yearly bag limit of 2 instead of 5 per year and catch and release only Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I also would suggest fishing before June 18th. They could also close the river around that date like they did last year. Until we get a good king run in there they will always be looking to close the river due to lack of fish.
I do plan on guiding on all days of the week as long as clients know what the regulation is at that time.
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