Yes my blogger friends,it happened again. 2 days ago this is what I woke to. With the sablefish race still going on [that's a laugh,worse in years], storm warnings every couple of days and the need for those Poor Oil Companys to have more cash that us, we have snow comming down the mountains trying to get to the waterline.
It's time to take a break for a little while, just like the old timmers are doing who are fishing the same fish as I. Being the new kid on the block in this fishery I had to put in the extra effort. Bouncy bouncy is ok if the fish are comming in but when there's water comming over the rails and only empty hooks being landed even this fishy must take a moment and think "Humm".
It would be nice to have my car in this port but it seems that the ferry boat that could make that happen was damaged on a one of its kind on the whole planet earth part! Now a simple 100 mile drive whereas I'd recieve my car from a friend who loaded it on the ferry has turned into 150 mile drive,airfare out of Anchorage, ferry to Valdez, then drive almost 500 miles back to my boat for a couple of weeks,only to reverse the whole thing when I choose to haul out for the winter, LMAO.
I LOVE FISHING !!!
These small coastal towns are Great for guys like me. Past good deeds for fishermen leads to present good deeds for this fishy. I got a ride home and back, the first time I've seen my place sence leaving it mid April. Wow, my poor moose are so forlorn looking for me. Tracks everywhere but no moose [they might be lost by now :-]
There's 150 miles of saltwater between my boat trailer and my boat with about 40 miles of it being the open waters of The Gulf of Alaska [little boats only travel in little winds]. 6 weeks of provisions for that trip [we call it "make a deer hunt out of it"]. In truth a 24 hour run is more than enough time. That's down the road somewhere. For now, this fishy is taking a break for however long.
Hi bloger friends! It's been awhile. I've been Very Busy with my little boat. I have not checked in for many reasons and a lot of them are because I'm out of range,with my camera,and thinking of you once in awhile and fishing. Not being a fast typer I'll post several pictures of where I've been this last month or more. At 10 miles per hour in my little boat I burn 1.1 gallons of gas per mile and I've traveled a few hundred miles this last month.
That is good though,those poor oil companys NEED those thousands of dollars,not me.I have now found a little patch of ocean that I hope will produce a fair jag for the next 2-4 weeks when the season to legally fish sablefish is expected to end. It's all poundage,when it's caught it's over,the race is on baby. Started July 15th,my buyer likes the few I've caught searching with my mile of groundline and 800 hooks that I fish 2 times a day,up and down.
No more 4 day trips,I now get to do 7 day trips because of the quality of my fish. The first 4 go to those poor oil companys. The catchs are small with the fish worth lots,get lucky with a hundred hooks with a school swimming through and I'll be a happy Fishy. 4 foot seas beat me up,5 footers and I anchor the end and go hide. 10 footers for the next 2 days but it'll be nice when I go out.
This roadtrip has been 6 weeks now.My buddy,his humans and I have had a great time and have gotten a lot done but my moose miss me.Hopefully the snow at home is not to deep and I'll be able to drive in all the way because my snowshoes are safe at home,LMAO.
Tomorrow I'll be back with my moose and we will so rejoice together!