Total chaos as weeks of preparation come to an end. The entire fleet will cast off soon, signaled by a large plume of smoke from the great white north. As anticipation builds I always look back and think about seasons past. Last year was a tough start as we struggled to find crab and it took several days of moving large loads of gear, covering hundreds of miles, in order to finally find some. With a slow start but a stong finish all in all last year went well. The canneries paid $5.00/lb, but I doubt we see that price this year.
The fishery officially opens October 15th and we can legally set gear at noon that day. Hoping for the best. I will keep you updated as time permits. Capt. Monte