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by TomD
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Hey CWITCH ! Thank you for commenting .And thank you for sharing that story with me, it put a smile on my face thinking about someone making it . I met some really great people up there and cannot wait to see them all again. It was an amazing experience and only gets greater the more time I have wit...
by TomD
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Hey Ratboy, I was able to get on a Troller on my way back home to California on a boat in Washington . It was awsome !!!! I loved it ! There is a pic above of me and one of the fish we all aboard worked for . I am home back in California with a new job that will help me in my fishing journey ! Thank...
by TomD
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Hey Jackson

Not to bad at all. Back at home in California now working. Spending time with the family and working on a few things to get me back out on the water! How's everything going with you these days?
by TomD
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: Deckhand available
Replies: 15
Views: 46794

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 !
by TomD
Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: Deckhand available
Replies: 15
Views: 46794

Re: Deckhand available

Awsome ! Glad to hear you were able to get out there and do some fishing !
by TomD
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Hey everyone ! I hope you are all out there catching as many as you can ! I am home in California thinking about being out there in the water for sure ! I wanted to share a picture of one of the Salmon I helped catch this year out of Washington with Captain L and his boys . It was an amazing time an...
by TomD
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Hey Fan No need to apologize friend .I had a great experience and would not trade it for anything. I learned a lot about a lot of things and they will help me in life in the years to come. I will continue to try and get on boats wherever/whenever I can . Petersburg was a nice little town and probabl...
by TomD
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Fisheries Regulations & Politics
Topic: California Salmon Fishermen on Strike.
Replies: 0
Views: 2674

California Salmon Fishermen on Strike.

Hey everyone hope you are all doing well out there. So I was watching the news here at home and some fishing information came up. So apparently the Salmon fishermen here in Northern California are on some sort of strike due to low prices of Salmon right now. I guess there is such an abundance of fis...
by TomD
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Joeman, Thanks buddy for sure ! I had a great couple of months, and it is only the beginning of my Journey . In the end being able to go out on a boat and seeing what it was like to troll was such an awsome experience .I really enjoyed it beginning to end. I like the look of the F/V Sidney and it lo...
by TomD
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Gettin Excited
Replies: 11
Views: 8721

Re: Gettin Excited

Awsome Joeman!!

I am excited for you and you being able to go out this season ! Its so nice out there on the water for sure. Sad I am missing out on some smoked Brisket ! If you get a chance take a few photos. Good luck out there !!

Tom Jr
by TomD
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

WHAT A TRIP !! So hanging off the back of a boat gaffing Salmon has to be one of the greatest things on this planet to do ! I was able to go out in Washington and troll for a few days ! Man was it awsome ! It really was an amazing place to be and experience . I don't think I could have had better we...
by TomD
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

fvsedna, Thank you for your response. It was an experience I never thought I would get. Through all the crazy things that happened it is only adding to the man I have become and will continue to become. I enjoy the more ... how do I say, ruff and ready type work.Being outside working with my hands i...
by TomD
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Abundance, As always nice to hear from you . Thank you very much. I did what I could do while I was there and its not over for me yet , I will get on a boat and catch some fish and get some experience in the commercial fishing area of fishing. I met plenty of locals who were doing the same thing as ...
by TomD
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

lone eagle, Thank you so much for the advice I appreciate it very much. I only live about an hour and a half from Bodega Bay and have bin there many of times and love the area I camp a lot at Dillons Beach which is just down the road . Most of my Ocean experience (the very little I have) has bin in ...
by TomD
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Wow an unfortunate story actually. I feel for the family that is for sure, its pretty sad it had to end that way for him. And a little offset about some of the punk A** comments people are leaving.Its sad how "hard" people want to act behind a computer these days, knowing damn well they wo...
by TomD
Thu May 24, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Good afternoon everyone, Today is a very nice day, a light breeze and the sun is shining . I have spent the morning walking the docks from north to south and met a lot more great people. I like this town and the people in it. I put a flyer up on the board on the north harbor and am about to make mor...
by TomD
Tue May 22, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

This has sure been a cold, wet spring. Summer just cannot seem to break through. I have been watching your story unfold on here Tom, and you seem to be handling your dissapointment well. I know that I go out of my way to be warm and friendly to any dockwalkers, but I know that some people arent nic...
by TomD
Tue May 22, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

That's really great counsel Once and Future. There's a whole lot of wisdom in that post. The laughter story really highlights the value of friends. Tom - As hard as you work, with the drive you have and your ability to get along with people someone's got a spot for you. They'll probably dump that h...
by TomD
Mon May 21, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Hi Tom: Kinda makes the words of those wiseacres suggesting greenhorns should pound the docks to learn the trade ring hollow, doesn't it? Don't let the turkeys wear you down. (Also easier said than done.) Some of the wisest words on here are Angie's, something to the effect of the "lows are ve...
by TomD
Sun May 20, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: 2012 DeckHand Position?
Replies: 37
Views: 60644

Re: 2012 DeckHand Position?

Well I have arrived in Ketchikan Ak this morning and it seems to be a pretty nice town. Its raining but I am ok with that. I spent the first part of the day on the docks and well no leads yet. I don't know how many bad attitude people I can meet on the docks before I leave this town and try the next...