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by Jackson Combs
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: Deckhand available
Replies: 15
Views: 47025

Re: Deckhand available

First fish hit the deck a week or so ago. Waiting for this system to move through and we're heading to the outside for the last couple weeks of winter kings before some grid time. Feels good to be fishing again. :) Might post some pictures at some point.
by Jackson Combs
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: Deckhand available
Replies: 15
Views: 47025

Re: Deckhand available

Heading up to Hoonah at the end of Feb. to learn salmon trolling on the F/V Gold Dust. March. through Sept. at this point. Fish on!
by Jackson Combs
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: salmon chef
Replies: 24
Views: 18213

Re: salmon chef

I was thinking about Don's response to this. Right on!
by Jackson Combs
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Northern Tuna
Replies: 18
Views: 10042

Re: Northern Tuna

Yellowfin are different then Albacore, but fresh caught albacore is definitely one of my favorites. And tuna trolling is just plain fun fishing. I think as ocean conditions and temperatures change you northern guys will probably see more of them, along with humboldt squid. Both being big open access...
by Jackson Combs
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: salmon chef
Replies: 24
Views: 18213

Re: salmon chef

That whole episode is just wrong.
by Jackson Combs
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: The lessons I learned
Replies: 23
Views: 17762

Re: The lessons I learned

When I crabbed out of Charleston I found most of the guys to be real nice and helpful. I'll assume you bought the F/V Lassie that was in the Giddings shipyard? I have an old picture of it from a couple years ago when it was on the hard. Great to hear it's fishing again. (If it is your boat)
by Jackson Combs
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Fisheries Regulations & Politics
Topic: Video observation, again.
Replies: 8
Views: 9256

Re: Video observation, again.

Great post
by Jackson Combs
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Site News & Suggestions
Topic: Site Updated
Replies: 13
Views: 35658

Re: Site Updated

I don't post much, but I'm on this site many times a day. I think I've read every thread now. Thank you!
by Jackson Combs
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 61140

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

How's it going now, Tom?
by Jackson Combs
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: Deckhand available
Replies: 15
Views: 47025

Re: Deckhand available

Yea that's true. Have you fished for pollock before ? What was it like? Nice size boat and did you stay out long ? Just wondering, glad your back home enjoying the rest of the summer ! No I hadn't. It was on a 340' dragger in the Bering Sea fishing off St George Island. We had decent weather and qu...
by Jackson Combs
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: Deckhand available
Replies: 15
Views: 47025

Re: Deckhand available

For sure. I can't say I was too keen on participating in the great pollock machine, but sometimes a job's a job. ;)
by Jackson Combs
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: Deckhand available
Replies: 15
Views: 47025

Re: Deckhand available

Thank you for the private messages and encouragement! Someone even generously offered me a ride from BHam to Sitka on their boat to look for work. I ended up going back on deck on the Arctic Star and then working on the F/T Ocean Rover for some B-Season pollock. Home now enjoying the rest of summer....
by Jackson Combs
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Mother ocean is gonna need our help.
Replies: 16
Views: 8256

Re: Mother ocean is gonna need our help.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/sto ... 55431448/1

"A nearly 70-foot-long dock that floated ashore on an Oregon beach was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year's tsunami and drifted across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, a Japanese Consulate official said Wednesday."
by Jackson Combs
Tue May 29, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Another option
Replies: 7
Views: 4950

Re: Another option

I've seen a handful of sailboats successfully converted into salmon/tuna trollers. Work hard and make do with what you can. The biggest thing is spending the time on the water. I say go for it!
by Jackson Combs
Tue May 29, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Oh hell
Replies: 1
Views: 2167

Re: Oh hell

Yep. Bring on the sensationalized headlines.


I liked the one article that said there's more radiation found in a banana though.
by Jackson Combs
Tue May 15, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 61140

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Sounds like things might be working out for both of us. Great to hear Tom. I wish you the best and look forward to a drink with you at the end of the season. :)
by Jackson Combs
Mon May 14, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: Deckhand available
Replies: 15
Views: 47025

Deckhand available

Hello, My name is Jackson Combs. Clean/Sober. I'm 30 years old and live just outside of Corvallis, OR. I've just returned home after 4months pitching snowcrab and helping on deck of the 280' P/V Arctic Star out of Dutch Harbor. I have some experience commercial Dungeness crabbing out of Newport, OR....
by Jackson Combs
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Questions about Alaska?
Replies: 23
Views: 16350

Re: Questions about Alaska?

This thread is interesting to me. I've dungy crabbed and done a little tuna trolling out of Oregon. I wanted to come up north so I'm currently pitching snow crab on the P/V Arctic Star for Icicle out of Dutch Harbor. I get the most contact with outside boats of anyone on board, and it's still limite...
by Jackson Combs
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: What to wear?
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

Re: What to wear?

TomD wrote:
RoverCranker wrote:first things first 'Xtra Tuff' boots That's the one article of clothing you don't want to forget.

Ok thank you . Something non-slip ,knee high? Steel toe? Any advice on brands to look for? Or ones NOT to get?



Xtratuff brand. 16" high. non-steel toed.