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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2017, 11:43:07 AM »
Night Goat's advice above is excellent.  I agree that seining will be better than being a crew member on a gill netter.  A deck hand job on a seiner is 1,000% better than working for the cannery, you will learn more in a season in SE Alaska than any other job. 
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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2017, 11:55:03 AM »
Everyone here is giving good advice. If you are looking for adventure but want something a little steadier than fishing, I would suggest becoming a merchant seaman. If you are dead set on fishing, go for it, but I got tired of the ups and downs of it amd wanted something a little more steady. I still work where you see all the crabbers on TV, I just know what I'm going to make. Once you get into the industry, there are a lot of options. I used to work on freighters. Now I work on a tug. The industry needs young guys that are willing to work and not be on their phone every chance they get. If you are interested or curious, PM me and I can explain the process.

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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2017, 05:05:25 PM »
Everyone here is giving good advice. If you are looking for adventure but want something a little steadier than fishing, I would suggest becoming a merchant seaman. If you are dead set on fishing, go for it, but I got tired of the ups and downs of it amd wanted something a little more steady. I still work where you see all the crabbers on TV, I just know what I'm going to make. Once you get into the industry, there are a lot of options. I used to work on freighters. Now I work on a tug. The industry needs young guys that are willing to work and not be on their phone every chance they get. If you are interested or curious, PM me and I can explain the process.

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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2017, 09:36:23 PM »
okay thanks everyone for the advice, now I'm going to the library to get a couple books on seining. basically what you guys are saying is; walk the docks, do all the grunt work without being asked, and keep your mouth shut.
 this has been super helpful.

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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2017, 12:43:59 AM »
Everyone here is giving good advice. If you are looking for adventure but want something a little steadier than fishing, I would suggest becoming a merchant seaman. If you are dead set on fishing, go for it, but I got tired of the ups and downs of it amd wanted something a little more steady. I still work where you see all the crabbers on TV, I just know what I'm going to make. Once you get into the industry, there are a lot of options. I used to work on freighters. Now I work on a tug. The industry needs young guys that are willing to work and not be on their phone every chance they get. If you are interested or curious, PM me and I can explain the process.

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listen to us old salts.

anybody who gives you an ounce of crap has been waiting thier whole career to rip on a greenhorn. suck it up and deal with it, and maybe when you have some time bustin icicles off your beard you can rip on a horn one day. bend over and take what the cranky mofos insult you with. if you hack it, you can ruin skme kids life for a few months when you grow up.

books will only make you a smart ass.

except for Chapmans. find a copy of Chapman's and learn what it takes to drive a boat, every boat runs autopilot for watches, but learn what a red and green bouy mean, understand red right return, and know how to run a vhf radio, learn what nav lights look like at night, learn ti read a chart plotter'and how to opperate a radar

they call me Night Goat for a reason. im usually the only guy trusted to drive at night.   :twocents:

I let my guys sleep and I usually drive 2-4 watches dusk til dawn. if somebody is gonna pile the boat up on the rocks at night, aint gonna be on my watch, same reason why I personally take on the responsibility of keeping the engines running  :rockin:
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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2017, 12:58:32 AM »
truth is, we are giving you the hunt wa discount.

youd have to get me at least 100$ bucks worth of drinks and a pack of smokes at the bar to get a quarter of this info and to earn my phone number.... anywhere else, youd might get beat up.
back in the day guys without jobs would hunt down kids like you at the bar, find out what boat they worked on and beat em up behind the bar saying they had a bowl or line, and when the boat was gonna leave,  theyd snake your spot, and cuz you had a busted arm, you went home and they went fishing and took your bunk :twocents: :twocents:

the bar is the most dangerous place for a fisherman, more guys die trying to get back on the boat trying to go to bed than acctually at sea or actual fishing   :twocents::twocents: :twocents:


so take this advice to heart

we aint makin nuthin up

ive fished from the Willapa Bay to the Bering Sea and aint just a crank spouting crap, ive crabbed, gillnetted, tendered, seined, and am a full time marine diesel mechanic, so, there is a reason why I can hop onto almost any boat (under a certain size) and be deck boss or engineer. started in 2007 and im only 29 to put it into perspective  :hello:
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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2017, 01:11:09 AM »

books will only make you a smart ass.


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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2017, 05:27:25 AM »
That's some crank spouting krap there

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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2017, 12:54:48 PM »
Or is it the crank that's making him spout the crap? :chuckle:
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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2017, 01:17:09 PM »
when scouting the docks make sure you include the ship canal and lake washington. A lot of boats like to secure in fresh water for the winter or their laydown period. Learn it all, i approve of getting chapmans and learning it cover to cover
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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2017, 07:15:59 PM »
Well, I would just like to thank every onewho helped or gave advice to me I Ended up landing a job on a salmon troller out of Sitka and I had a great season. Made some money and got to travel all over south east. Heres a little video of some clips I got while up there, sorry no footage of king fishing, cant really mess around and film, when its king season its balls to the wall. Anyways thanks and I hope you enjoy.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=112s&v=FDzMQ2_SxC4

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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2017, 07:55:48 PM »
Congrats.  :tup:  How did you get that job?
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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2017, 07:07:58 PM »
Thanks smokepole, I ended up meeting a guy whos on thia website who captains a boat.

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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #38 on: November 24, 2017, 07:07:50 AM »
Thanks smokepole, I ended up meeting a guy whos on thia website who captains a boat.

Hope it's the first of many successful trips.
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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2017, 08:41:53 AM »
That's great. Trolling produces the best looking product. Glad it worked  out for you.

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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2017, 04:00:34 PM »
If you are interested in a cook inlet or bristol bay gill net gig, Hit up craigslist and search not only seattle, but alaska jobs for gill net, deckhand, boat, etc etc.  I used to be a commercial and charter fisherman for 10 years. I found my first gill net job off craigslist, it was the best gig I had to start off. Otherwise, like others have said, look to the sound and talk to captains. Congrats on the first deck job.  Keep working hard.
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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2017, 04:10:02 PM »
Well, I would just like to thank every onewho helped or gave advice to me I Ended up landing a job on a salmon troller out of Sitka and I had a great season. Made some money and got to travel all over south east. Heres a little video of some clips I got while up there, sorry no footage of king fishing, cant really mess around and film, when its king season its balls to the wall. Anyways thanks and I hope you enjoy.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=112s&v=FDzMQ2_SxC4
I think I may have seen a couple videos from that boat before. If my guess is right, you landed with a good one.  :tup:
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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2017, 04:55:59 PM »
I could probably hook the right person up in Cook Inlet but its not supposed to be a great season. If you really want to get your feet wet Id go to the Bay they are predicting another 50 million fish season.

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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2017, 01:09:44 AM »
Well, I would just like to thank every onewho helped or gave advice to me I Ended up landing a job on a salmon troller out of Sitka and I had a great season. Made some money and got to travel all over south east. Heres a little video of some clips I got while up there, sorry no footage of king fishing, cant really mess around and film, when its king season its balls to the wall. Anyways thanks and I hope you enjoy.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=112s&v=FDzMQ2_SxC4
I think I may have seen a couple videos from that boat before. If my guess is right, you landed with a good one.  :tup:
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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2017, 05:18:09 PM »
You already cashed that check man, you don't need to keep strokin'   :chuckle:

Capt. Kyle was really a great asset to have on the boat this year.  Later in the season, if we were under 200 coho a day, I could be a slipper skipper if I wanted - he owned the back deck and there was no compromise in quality.  Kyle doesn't know the meaning of quit, never heard him complain.  Tough.  And I've never seen a guy get so many tender/processor chicks to fawn over him like that before...

If he could only level up his clay pigeon game.  :chuckle:

Was great fishing with you man, you know you got a job again if Steve will let you loose.
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Re: AK fishing job
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2017, 05:36:24 PM »
I bet those tender chicks really smelled like fish.  :yike:
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« Reply #46 on: December 08, 2017, 05:41:30 PM »
They may have, but they always smelled better than us after a 5 day trip - so I never noticed.   :chuckle:
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