Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | Fishermen Networking


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Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle is buzzing this time of year, as fishermen ready their boats and gear for the upcoming salmon seining season in southeast alaska.  Typically, it takes about a week of 8 to 10 hours days to completely rework the net.

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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…

Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | F/V Norsel |Fall 2013


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The F/V Norsel was one of the big heros of the fall chum run in Puget Sound this year.  In three days, the Norsel caught more than most boats catch for an entire fall season on an average year.  Thanks to my buddy Chuck for the sweet pic and keen eye in the skiff.

Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | Crabulous Christmas


 

Pike's Place Market really knows to display a cornucopia of marine life. Thousands of tourists flood the market each day to see the local bounty of the Pacific Northwest. The seafood displays usually take front stage as fishmongers call out the catch of the day and toss a fish or two. As you can see in this tasty shot, the seafood usually speaks for itself. Happy Holidays!

 

Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | Last Loops Of The Year


 

The last boat trip of the season is over. I could bore you with the details of our massive catches, back breaking procedures, and our undying devotion to the pursuit of salmon. Instead, I will focus on the pure essence of crewmanship and the culmination of an incredible year of salmon harvesting. Crew spirits were at an all time high, especially since we didn't even make a set for the day. We had one last day to absorb being on the boat and understand the transition to non #boatlife. Thanks to all aboard the F/V Quandary for an incredible trip. Yes, I did fish the record breaking fun of the the 2013 Puget Sound Chum Run!

 

Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | Hood Canal Bridge


 

After much deliberation, I find myself on the decks of the F/V Quandary for the last chum salmon opener of the 2013 Puget Sound season. I've yet to speculate on our catch, we are currently heading deep into Hood Canal to find the darkest of gators! Hopefully there are tons of fish piled up back in there.