Getting ready to fish

So I’m up here in Naknek, Alaska working on the boat the Exodus getting ready to launch for the Salmon fishing season in Bristol Bay.  It’s only been a hand full of days so far but as you can imagine, a ton has happened.  Here are some photos that paint a brief picture of what’s going up her before we launch the boat in the next two days or so.  I’ll add more detail later when I have more time.  It’s a miracle I have any access to internet up here.

 

Here is only a fraction of the view from the plane flight from Anchorage to King Salmon.

Here is only a fraction of the view from the plane flight from Anchorage to King Salmon.

Here is the view as I hitch hiked in the back of an old beat up Ford pick up truck from the little airport in King Salmon to the boat yard in Naknek.

Here is the view as I hitch hiked in the back of an old beat up Ford pick up truck from the little airport in King Salmon to the boat yard in Naknek.

Here is the truck that gave me a ride.

Here is the truck that gave me a ride.

This is the boat the Exodus that I will be fishing on this season.  A nice salty old fiberglass boat amidst yards and yards full of 1/4 - 1/2 a million dollar aluminum boats.

This is the boat the Exodus that I will be fishing on this season. A nice salty old fiberglass boat amidst yards and yards full of 1/4 – 1/2 a million dollar aluminum boats.

Here is the kind of stuff people do up here for fun.  The local population is only around 500 and thousands of people flock here to work in the canneries for a few months each summer.  The rest are the fishermen of the 1900 boats that make up the fleet I'll be fishing with.

Here is the kind of stuff people do up here for fun. The local population is only around 500 and thousands of people flock here to work in the canneries for a few months each summer. The rest are the fishermen of the 1900 boats that make up the fleet I’ll be fishing with.

Here is the galley on the boat.  This is where all our meals will be made, fresh salmon everyday whether you like it or not.

Here is the galley on the boat. This is where all our meals will be made, fresh salmon everyday whether you like it or not.

 

Here is my bunk.  It pretty much sucks.  It has two stiff hydraulic hoses that protrude down into my sleeping area that run the anchor winch.  Luckily I scored a real thick REI sleeping pad at a boat sale for $2 the other day that makes my back a lot happier.

Here is my bunk. It pretty much sucks. It has two stiff hydraulic hoses that protrude down into my sleeping area that run the anchor winch. Luckily I scored a real thick REI sleeping pad at a boat sale for $2 the other day that makes my back a lot happier.