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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

 

Fishing in Resurrection Bay near Seward

We were up at 5 AM in preparation for a fishing charter. The forecast was for rain so we spent a good deal of time tracking down rain gear. There is a whole vibrant world around people going fishing at this hour. I had no experience so it was all new to me and mostly for the boys.

The Aurora Charter boat had a cabin that seated 10. It was full for the 25 mile roller coaster ride out into the ocean in search of salmon as we all tried to stay dry. It was really rough, even by Captain Kevin’s standard. We plowed into the waves at 26 miles per hour and would slam down with bone jarring regularity on the far side of the wave.

Lined in our yellow slickers, we stood in the wind and rain fishing. The alternative was to be bouncing around the ocean in something that felt and sounded like a bus on the water. I rather preferred rain blown fishing, thank you very much.

I actually found myself day dreaming, staying surprisingly dry in my yello cocoon. I was the first to snag a live one. Deck-hand Justin took my poll when the salmon got tangled with other lines, a problem when you have 10 poles in lines off one boat. The fish eventually broke loose and it was my last live one.

Wyndham caught a pink salmon and Carson caught a black rock fish. I was happy about that.
Mike and Wyndham with the fish that Wyndham caught
We tried 3 or 4 other fishing spots without much action. One of the other people pulled in a Silver Salmon. Back at the dock, we dropped off our fish to be vacuum packed and frozen. We called the hotel shuttle which picked us up and brought us back to a patient Miguel. I am so glad I left him in the room as he would have really gotten bounced around the boat. Nobody warned me about that problem. It was a fun adventure and we were happy to be back.

I was surprised that my GPS told me we were in Resurrection Bay for a good 10 to 15 miles offshore. Eventually, I got an unknown position report. I mostly looked at the heading as I tracked Captain Kevin’s efforts to avoid big waves and debris. I marked the rock islands where we stopped to fish although I can’t say they are spots worth marking in terms of the fish activity.

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