Aug 15, 2005

Eric and I both caught nearly the same scores for kings and cohos as yesterday. It felt to me like I worked alot harder, but that is probably because I fished 2 hours less. Large cohos and kings. Overcast, calm, and warm with a SW swell. About the same number of boats as yesterday so either folks are satisfied with their catches or have not heard of greener pastures elsewhere.

Had deer meatloaf with Paradise Valley instant mashed potatoes. Sara baked and froze 2 meatloafs for me before she left town with our neices. I sure appreciate them, especially on days like today where I’d likely as not make a pbj sandwich because I’m too tired to cook. They sure are tasty and quick to heat up. The potatoes are a great tasting product and a godsend to fishermen.

Very warm for August. Sweating hard everyday under the rain gear, and it’s good as I can stand to lose some weight.

It’s muggy tonight and so many bugs in this anchorage that I had to put up the no-see-um screens over the windows, and that greatly reduces airflow thru the cabin. A seal just surfaced to look at the boat, and I hear porpoises blowing nearby.

By next year I’ll hopefully have enough demand for our fish to hire a deckhand for the summer and leave this fishing alone for the young bucks… Man, I’m pooped.

Mark Stopha
F/V Dutch Master
Alaska Wild Salmon Co
4455 N Douglas Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801

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