We got in last night from fishing and left at five this morning for another day.
Some random shots from yesterday’s fish period…
3am wake up call and headed out of town by 4.
4:30am wheel watch (driving the boat) means lots and lots of coffee, like 17 cups. And lots of solitaire games on the computer to stay awake – Computer, 100. Me, 0.
The galley (kitchen) where all the magic happens (making coffee).
Boat snacks with dirty gloves. I’ve come to the realization that I’m a closet dirtball; germs aren’t even on my radar.
Grapes on the deck, didn’t wash the grapes and definitely didn’t wash the deck. I was probably supposed to though.
Midmorning Matti’s boat broke down so we rafted up with him and helped him figure out what was wrong.
Our net with a few fish in it. We actually had our biggest day yesterday which was nice to make a couple bucks but tiring.
Headed back into the river in the evening to unload our fish, get ice and get ready for today. If you’re wondering what we catch, it’s mostly red salmon and a couple old boots and Davy Jones’ Locker.
We wear headphones when we’re running (driving the boat) because the boat’s so loud. and because we look cool.
All the dip netters.
The way the unloading process works is that you call the cannery as soon as you hit the mouth of the river and then you follow the person in front of you so everyone speeds into the river as fast as possible.
Well, all these dip netters who are out in chest high water got majorly waked when we cruised by at full board.
Back to the grind.
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