For decades, Sherol Mershon has spent her summer in Aleknagik hanging nets for fishermen around Bristol Bay. KDLG's Mitch Borden caught up with her one afternoon and has this postcard.
A good net is crucial for a successful sockeye season in Bristol Bay. One woman has spent the better part of 50 years standing in her garage, stringing up the cork and lead lines for fishermen around the region.
Unlike other net hangers, Sherol Mershon also leaves notes of inspiration to help fishermen keep their spirits up while they’re pulling in sockeye.
The song used in this story is called Western Tanager. It was performed and written about by Chad Crouch.