Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | Net Working In Sitka


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Captains and crews are racing towards another salmon season in Alaska.  In just a matter of weeks, salmon will be pouring over the rails of seiners throughout southeast Alaska.

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Grundens Promo


This is a slick promotional edit for Grundens that just popped upon Vimeo.  There is some generic stock bering sea crabbing footage, but the commercial focuses primarily on the F/V Gold Digger, which is a Bristol Bay gilnetter.  Overall, its a well produced video that highlights the comfort and necessity of Grunden’s on the deck.  Check out some other awesome Grunden’s videos on the ComFishFilmFest Channel, here.

Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | F/V Aldebaran


Sadly, the Aldebaran is no longer with us. The boat crashed into a rock in 2007, I believe. I might be off by a year or so. My crewmember from last season, Taylor Chaffee, was actually on the boat during the event. I wish I could relay the story in detail, but all I really remember is Taylor talking about trying to save everything she could off the boat. I always had a mental picture of Taylor standing on a submerged boat with a pasta strainer, a toaster, and any other random thing she could carry. It was actually a really haunting story, but everyone made it out safe. Photo credits go to Feodor Popof. Thanks!

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | F/V Double Eagle


 

The F/V Double Eagle shows us that it's all fish slayin while on a summer adventure.to Bristol Bay. The first audio track is really interesting. I'm curious to know who sings the initial track. Enjoy!

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Bering Sea Whale Hunt


 

This footage is a bit shocking for some, but I must remind people that this is a subsistence style of living and it is unfair of western culture to impose their predilections upon another societies. This is simply a view of living history. I do not condone or condemn subsistence whale hunts…

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Dirty Summer Seining 2013


This is a quick edit I made with Pinnacle Studio Smartmovie.  Most of the footage is from Puget Sound when we fished outside Orcas Island.  It was a truly beautiful summer in Southeast Alaska, but I really enjoyed the time we spent in the San Juan Islands in September.  The weather was flawlessly beautiful and warm.  For the first time in years, I got to brail salmon!  It was alot more work than I remembered.  I guess it had something to do with the huge run of pink salmon pushing through the sound.  What an incredible summer…