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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #285 on: February 09, 2018, 02:46:17 PM »
How is the bite?
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #286 on: February 09, 2018, 03:25:48 PM »
It's reportedly pretty darn good compared to what we've been getting in Sitka.  Hopefully keeps up. I got a little longline gig on another boat I'll be working down there as well between salmon trips.  I'll be stopping over in Port Alexander tomorrow, never been there and looking forward to checking it out.
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #287 on: February 09, 2018, 03:37:05 PM »
awesome photos, someday I'm going north for a month in the summer, never been up there
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #288 on: February 09, 2018, 04:17:42 PM »
Man, it's nice out here today.  We get a few every winter.

Dang, not even a walleye chop out there.

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #289 on: February 09, 2018, 05:09:23 PM »
Gorgeous! Some big calderas in the last photo!
I am dying to spend some time on the salt!
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #290 on: February 09, 2018, 06:37:08 PM »
Verstovia and Edgecumbe, loved that place. PA is an interesting place, probably a little different than the years I spent around there, but that place would be hard to change too much. If you get into Port Armstrong tell Ben Contag hi.

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #291 on: February 13, 2018, 12:03:40 PM »
Swing and a miss on the kings.  The big bite is over down here - should have known better than to chase radio fish, haha.  Sold my small trip in Craig today (I got my fuel and food for this big adventure covered, that's about it), next move is to bait up longline gear and set it tomorrow morning.  Gonna chase the rockfish for a few days.  Looking for a nice crewshare off of a buddy's boat while I wait for the kings to show up again.


Here's my office view of Craig from the buying dock.   That's a whale skull there on the Craig Inn. 
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #292 on: February 13, 2018, 01:03:25 PM »
Whale skulls go nice with pink  ;)

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #293 on: February 13, 2018, 05:35:37 PM »
So long for now, Craig. I'll miss your $1/# lower price for my kings (on the few that you gave up), $4.29/ doz eggs, $12.99 half racks of Diet Coke, and $7 gallons of milk...

But I won't miss it much.   :chuckle:



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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #294 on: February 13, 2018, 05:44:55 PM »
You are living quite the life. Thanks for sharing what most of us would have no idea about. I'm enjoying your experience!!!
Love the pics. Keep em coming

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #295 on: February 13, 2018, 05:52:13 PM »
Will do.

By the way, those vid and mags yo sent up are great for the two or three minutes between the time I rack out and when I fall asleep.  Not getting through them nearly as fast as I thought I would  :chuckle:
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #296 on: February 13, 2018, 05:53:27 PM »
Have fun, catch lots of fish, stay safe and keep the pics coming. Always love seeing them.
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #297 on: February 13, 2018, 05:59:26 PM »
Will do.

By the way, those vid and mags yo sent up are great for the two or three minutes between the time I rack out and when I fall asleep.  Not getting through them nearly as fast as I thought I would  :chuckle:
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #298 on: February 13, 2018, 06:00:45 PM »
Well some would call them that

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #299 on: February 13, 2018, 06:11:18 PM »
Oh, I'd be up for more than three minutes if they were - probably more like five or so  :chuckle:

Here's a pic of my running partners on this trip, I was heading over to raft up on them this afternoon to build and bait our longline gear.  We're all about the same age, but these guys have been at it for a long time and are hard core.  Damn good fishermen.  It's a privilege to wprk with these guys - and feels dang good when I beat them when we're scratch fishing kings. 
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