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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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Homer Halibut

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Homer Halibut

We've caught our halibut for 2016!   Kyle and our deckhand, Jake, just filled up our skiff with a lovely load of Pacific Halibut.  They laid gear on Sunday night and picked the line Monday to find these beautiful fish.   How does long lining work?  Prior to fishing we bait a whole bunch of large circle hooks with herring, salmon and octopus (the halibut's favorite!).    Each circle hook is attached with a ganion to a clip.  When out at sea we throw a buoy and drop an anchor attached to our ground line.  As the line goes out we...

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The Glamour

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Luckily the non-glamorous moments of last week materialized into some glamorous moments and Scrumptious Halibut!  Kyle caught these beauties just the other day and  it's some of the best halibut out there; hauled in by hand out of the beautiful waters of Kachemak Bay, AK, well iced and dressed at sea, flash frozen and vacuum packed. We have these tasty Halibut Shares available for another two weeks.  Kyle hauls in halibut long line gear by hand. (This skiff was our first salmon drift boat years ago!) Rough seas make for hard work and lovely fish. This year's halibut ready to...

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Non-Glamour

halibut Homer AK Kachemak Bay

Fishing has its glamorous moments- glorious sunsets, large schools of salmon hitting your net at once, months of post-fishing down time in a good year, large halibut coming over the rail, doing something you love . . .   It also has the non-glamorous moments: Kyle's been preparing to fish our small quota of halibut and is putting in the required non-glamorous time: loading herring chunks and salmon carcasses onto the many circle hooks.  (He gave Maggie the chance to help, but she was more interested in throwing gravel around.)  Tonight Kyle is out laying gear with his mom (thanks...

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Salmon Update + Halibut

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><((((*> Good news, your salmon is almost ready and we have extra Salmon and Halibut Shares still available!   Here are our details for 2015 (individual invoice email will be sent shortly): SALMON SHARES Shipping: Salmon Shares can start shipping on Thursday 9/3.  We would like to ship in September on Mondays or Thursdays, to arrive the following day.  We are flexible if you need a later ship date.  We will be shipping on dry ice this year to improve quality. Pickup: We will arrange Seattle and Methow pickup dates in early October, once we return from AK. Pricing: We are...

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