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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 06:47 PM
3 of us took a charter fishing trip out of Seward for halibut last Sunday - had a great time & caught a decent amount of fish.

Our boat - a 65' with twin Cat diesels :

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8965&stc=1

NightTrain
06-07-2016, 06:49 PM
Joe & Dylan - small boat harbor in Seward. One of the big cruise ships in the background.

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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 06:51 PM
Facing the other way back toward town :

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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 06:53 PM
Pulling out of the harbor - check out the size of that cruise ship :

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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 06:54 PM
One of the typical boats for tourists to go watching whales and glacier tours :

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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 06:55 PM
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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 06:56 PM
Took this one for our Coasties on the board :

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jimnyc
06-07-2016, 06:57 PM
How did the fishing go? Bring home a lot? Or too busy downing a few? :) http://www.smileysnetwork.com/alcool/alcool24.gif

NightTrain
06-07-2016, 06:59 PM
Contraption for loading coal onto barges, most of our coal goes to China & other ports in Asia.

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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:00 PM
Hammer down for the fishing spots, ETA 2.5 hours :

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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:01 PM
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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:03 PM
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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:03 PM
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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:04 PM
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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:05 PM
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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:05 PM
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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:08 PM
A popular Seagull hangout - every one of those white flecks on the cliff is a bird. Thousands upon thousands of them.

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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:09 PM
And finally, out of Resurrection Bay and into the Gulf of Alaska :

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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:10 PM
The Skipper and a deckhand taking care of Joe's first halibut :


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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:12 PM
Fishing, waiting for the strike :

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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:13 PM
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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:14 PM
Dylan with his biggest one - he beat all of us for biggest fish caught :

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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:15 PM
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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:16 PM
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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:16 PM
Our pile of loot grows :

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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:17 PM
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NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:19 PM
And the deckhands cleaning our fish for us on the way back in.

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CSM
06-07-2016, 07:23 PM
Awesome pics!

NightTrain
06-07-2016, 07:24 PM
How did the fishing go? Bring home a lot? Or too busy downing a few? :) http://www.smileysnetwork.com/alcool/alcool24.gif


We did fairly well, one halibut apiece and 4 Rock Fish (Red Snapper, China Rockfish, Sea Bass, etc.). Didn't get any monster sized, but the smaller ones are the best eating anyway!

Elessar
06-07-2016, 08:25 PM
Great pictures NT....Beautiful scenery.

Rubbing it in some?:laugh:

Gunny
06-07-2016, 09:20 PM
You know I always have to look at the weird sh*t, If y'all are wearing jackets and crap on June 7th, don't plan on a visit from ME. I'd have on a parka and my snow boots. :laugh:

Kathianne
06-07-2016, 09:22 PM
3 of us took a charter fishing trip out of Seward for halibut last Sunday - had a great time & caught a decent amount of fish.

Our boat - a 65' with twin Cat diesels :

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8965&stc=1

I love Halibut! Yum!

Kathianne
06-07-2016, 09:24 PM
Hammer down for the fishing spots, ETA 2.5 hours :

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8973&stc=1


No swim suits!

Elessar
06-07-2016, 10:06 PM
I love Halibut! Yum!

Great when baked!

Gunny
06-07-2016, 10:14 PM
Great when baked!

I don't think I've had any. They don't tend to live off the FL coast. I can grill some kickass orange roughy though. I generally am a lobster/shrimp/crab legs guy. Actual fish I don't eat much. I just never had a taste for it. When I've gone out fishing it's always with someone that will eat my catch. I love to deep sea fish but I hate wasting natural resources. I wouldn't go out on my own because it would go to waste. I won't destroy something for no reason but sport.

Atticus Finch
06-08-2016, 05:43 AM
Man,you are killin' me.The scenery is just beyond words..A friend of mine made a fishing trip there several years back.Brought back some Halibut steaks that were to die for.

darin
06-08-2016, 06:02 AM
You're livin' the dream NT. Livin' the dream.

NightTrain
06-08-2016, 07:54 AM
I don't think I've had any. They don't tend to live off the FL coast. I can grill some kickass orange roughy though. I generally am a lobster/shrimp/crab legs guy. Actual fish I don't eat much. I just never had a taste for it. When I've gone out fishing it's always with someone that will eat my catch. I love to deep sea fish but I hate wasting natural resources. I wouldn't go out on my own because it would go to waste. I won't destroy something for no reason but sport.


I don't like fish - but when it comes to halibut, that's another story. Do yourself a favor and the next time you're out at a decent restaurant, order Crab-Stuffed Halibut. You'll think you died and went to heaven.

Sharon made up a batch of crab and shrimp stuffed halibut yesterday, and it was awesome! Possibly the most flavorful dish I can imagine.

NightTrain
06-08-2016, 07:56 AM
No swim suits!

It's a tad cool right now, but look at the mountains in the background there... the snow is still melting up there, so it gives a little chill to the air. In another month it'll be warm enough for swimsuits on this trip on a nice day.

NightTrain
06-08-2016, 07:58 AM
You're livin' the dream NT. Livin' the dream.


When you come up to do your solo boonie / cabin experience, we'll take a trip down and nab a few more halibut. It's a fun excursion and well worth the effort.

Abbey
06-08-2016, 08:31 AM
Stunning scenery!