As spring approaches, my thoughts turn to fishing in Alaska. We dearly loved fishing for halibut and rockfish when we lived there and we’re eager to return for more of it. In June of 2013, Josh booked a fishing charter in Seward and I’ll confess to spending entirely too much time looking at the pictures. Good thing we’ll be returning to Alaska for dipnetting this summer! Until then, here are photos from the fishing charter.
Marinas are some of our favorite places because we feel instantly at home. It’s bizarre, really, since neither Josh nor I grew up on the water. Josh is from the midwest and I’m from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. We love boats. We love the water. We’re obsessed with the idea of sailing the South Pacific.
Speaking of Josh, here’s my sweetheart after a long and happy morning of fishing with The Fish House, A Seward Alaska Fishing Charter:
The trip consisted of Josh and a few of his buddies from work. They drove down to the Seward Military Resort from Fairbanks and camped in our old horse trailer. The trailer was a four horse gooseneck stock trailer which had the front end converted into a weekend package (bed, sink, electric, and storage). We bought it before moving from Fort Rucker, Alabama to Ft. Wainwright, Alaska and camped our way across the U.S. and Canada with our two dogs & one year old. Yes, it was as crazy as it sounds and, yes, I have a lot of blogging to catch up on.
Here’s Josh’s campsite and the camper-trailer:
Now back to fishing:
While the fishing in Seward is difficult to top, the wildlife viewing is well-worth the price of admission. Would you look at these beauties?
Ahh… and the scenery is just spectacular.
Would you look at those happy guys?
Coming up next: How to process your catch. I’ll walk you through vacuum packing large amounts of fish and even discuss freezing & cooking fish.