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Yummy Halibut, Salmon Coming

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Yummy Halibut, Salmon Coming

2017 Halibut is in The Freezers! The 2017 halibut season was expedient and fishy- everything a fisherman can ask for.  In the 10 years that Kyle has been skiff fishing this is by far the best fishing he has seen. The halibut were the ideal size, 25-50 lbs, and they were all healthy looking fish.      This was skiff fishing version 3.2. meaning it's the third boat kyle has rigged for halibut and the second year he has fished it.  As a result the setup time was short and the operation worked as planned.  The long line is set off of the...

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June = Fish

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June = Fish

June means fishing for the Lints Family. Kyle flew up to Naknek, AK a few weeks ago with one of our new crew members, J.T.  April is a nice time of year in Bristol Bay before the crazy flurry of salmon.  Other fishermen have time to talk and you can even find a mechanic if needed.  Kyle and J.T. looked over our boat, F/V Northland and prepared her for the upcoming season.  They changed the oil, got the engine running and replaced buoys that had smashed against too many other boats last year.  They also prepared the Northland for a...

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Our "New" Boat

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Our "New" Boat

  Nothing But Opportunities . . . This new year an opportunity arose for Small Scales Seafood to make a vessel up grade.  We've been tucking away a little money every year to someday get a more comfortable boat.  Currently Kyle and crew fish on a small, rebuilt 1969 Rawson.  While Kyle is able to do a great job catching salmon the creature comforts are much to be desired.  (All three guys share one large bed in the bow and are without a real toilet for almost two months!)   Kyle has been looking at many different boat options for an...

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Waiting to Launch

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Waiting to Launch

It's that time of year again- when we are so excited for the upcoming season.   Excited to put the 'ol F/V Northland back in the water.  Excited to catch the first beautiful, fresh, sockeye salmon for 2016.  Excited to see so many returning customers placing their orders and licking their lips in anticipation for the upcoming harvest. THANK YOU to all of our customers that put their orders in by the end of May- it really helps us plan for our season.  GOOD NEWS, if you haven't yet we are still taking orders- so keep them coming!    Kyle and...

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Season Preparations

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We're all getting ready for the upcoming season: -Emily is tallying up everyone's orders, making her lists and checking them twice.  (Get your orders in asap to guarantee your Share of Scrumptious Sockeye Salmon!) -The munchkins are practicing their slip and slide skills on our new salmon slide.  (Once installed on the boat this slide will help every salmon gently slide from the net to the fish holds filled with chilling 34 degree water.) -Kyle recently returned from 5 furious days of pre-season boat work in Naknek, AK.  He cut a 9" hole through the bow of the Northland to...

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