Aug 29, 2005

Fishing was good today. I was on my way to 100 when the gurdy pin broke, just as the wind picked up. By the time I fixed the gurdy, it was 5 ft seas and pouring rain, so I ran to Flynn Cove about 4:30, and caught about 70.

A sealion shadowed me in the morning, too. I must get some seal bombs. It’s amazing – they never seem to get full – ever. They just keep on eating one salmon after another until fishing slows down enough that they look elsewhere, or I can find a group of boats to pass and hope Mr. Sealion changes boats.

It’s August, sales are very strong, and we’re still in the hole. Fuel is killing us this year, with about a 450 to 650 dollar cost every trip.
This is my first time anchoring in Flynn Cove. I’m amazed how many Sitka boats are here. Must be poor fishing everywhere outside for so many all the way here.

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

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