Burning Boats and Double Deckloads. Southeast Alaska is Never Dull.

It has been a crazy week of fishing here in Southeast Alaska.  Some of the biggest fishing in years hit the shiores never Juneau this last week.  Rumor has it that the Pillar Bay had 140,000 pounds by 9:00 near False Bay.  We know for sure that the Wonderland had a double deckland, totaling nearly 120,000 for the day.  Ironically, we were fishing right there the opener before last and it was our best day yet.   We ended up running all the way back to Ketchikan to fish Area 1, which was chocked full of chum salmon, so the trip was a success.  It was still not enough to keep our minds off of the double deckload fury that we heard over the #docktalk.  So, we are heading back north for a piece of the action. It takes nearly 24 hours for us to get from Ketchikan to Juneau, so we will be driving quite a bit in the next day.  Let’s hope the weather holds up.  I have included some charts of the huge deckload spot and some photos from a recent boat sinking.  Jason Crosby is responsible for the photo, so this one hasn’t been seen online yet.  Of course, everyone was okay.

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A fishing boat, based out of Gig Harbor, caught on fire after it grounded about 8 miles south of Ketchikan, Alaska on Monday, according to KOMO News.

The U.S. Coast Guard said five people on board the 58-foot Legend safely evacuated to a nearby fishing vessel.

via Fire Destroys Locally-Based Fishing Boat – Gig Harbor, WA Patch.

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