Page 1 of 5

Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:59 am
by ak_powder_monkey
So a dozen years ago I worked at a set net site and ever since then I decided the way to have my own boat is to use it to catch fish. Since then I've worked in every side of the salmon fishery (except processing) from sport guiding, to management. This spring, realizing my job prospects were not great, and the market was good, and financing was available, I took the plunge.

I traveled to Cordova to look for boats
Image

Cordova is home to one of the original chairlifts in North America
Image

The local watering hole
Image

Digs for a few
Image

a bit of sport fishing
Image

Image

I finally settled on a boat, and got myself a whiskey ginger
Image

The FV Sportsman, a boat 2 years younger than me, but with an updated powerplant and a bunch of great modifications.
Image

Maiden voyage for me
Image

Across the sound to the grounds
Image

I'm a captain
Image

It's like fly fishing, but way more efficient. But when you start looking at the ocean like a river... I was the highliner in the first opener I ever fished. Granted there were like 3 other boats, but still.
Image

First fish. Go buy a salmon in the store sometime, it could be from me
Image

Game on folks!

Re: Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:29 am
by mitch aka 2 fish
I liked you better as a marinero.

bonne chance, fucko.

Re: Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:00 am
by The Wandering Blues
Congrats on the venture. What was that fine looking, hazy beer you were sipping?

Re: Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:40 am
by -G-
Now how long until we’ve a drakian with a cub to land on gravel bars :Roll Eyes

Re: Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:17 am
by fishskibum
[quote=ak_powder_monkey post_id=694141 time=1559980773 user_id=3860]


It's like fly fishing, but way more efficient.



Go buy a salmon in the store sometime, it could be from me




[/quote]

you should watermark every fish so we know

and no captain dubious

the art of flinging flys in hopes of an eat and set netting are quite opposite ends of the fishing spectrum and quite disimiliar

but good on ya for makin les smile and gittin after it


YouTube link

Re: Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:12 pm
by stillsteamin
Beautiful sea runs.. and nice bote. Hopefully its a good year.

Re: Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:03 pm
by ak_powder_monkey
-G- wrote: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:40 am Now how long until we’ve a drakian with a cub to land on gravel bars :Roll Eyes
5 to the t-craft
10 to the cub :cool

Re: Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:56 pm
by mitch aka 2 fish
what's it's[sic] name?

Re: Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:33 pm
by fatman





kick some ass, Monk :smile

Re: Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:13 pm
by speybait
Nice, Monkey.
Mazeltov!

Re: Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:27 am
by ak_powder_monkey
mitch aka 2 fish wrote: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:56 pm what's it's[sic] name?
at the moment "F/V Sportsman"

may rechristen her at some point but her given name will do.

Re: Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:23 am
by B.M. Barrelcooker
you go boy !!!