The tales of a non-working fisherman

Everyone up here works hard. Really hard. Howie gets up at 4 a.m. to meet clients at the dock at six then fish until five. In twelve more days he’ll have one off. Rafa does the same thing, only he doesn’t go to sleep until past midnight. Fresh off a basketball state championship in March,…

Silvers starting up Thorne

It’s still early, but there are a few silvers coming up the Thorne River. The lower sections below the bridge have been garnished with a carcasses, but it is still early and the fish are far from stacked up in there. The water is lower thanks to a few days in a row without rain, so…

Prince of Wales Island 2012 – River and Ocean part I

It’s been a solid summer on the ocean so far. Last time out, we all got our kings, the biggest a little under 30-pounds. Danny, Derrick and I also made a few trips to Whale Pass to snag silvers and ended up catching most in the mouth, go figure. Here’s the video that doesn’t do…

Alaska Training

My two friends from California are currently enrolled in my Alaska Training Course. One of them, Danny, came up last summer, so he had some idea what to expect, but Derrick had no idea. My buddy Abe took us out on the ocean, and we limited on king salmon their first full day in town….