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Deckhand available

Postby Jackson Combs » Mon May 14, 2012 9:08 am

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. Trolling has always appealed to me, especially in S.E, and I would love the opportunity to crew for
someone here. In the future I would like to own a salmon/tuna troller and am eager to learn everything I can about the fisheries and trolling in general. I am ready and available now, can travel for gear work etc, and will stay on the boat as long as needed to wrap up the season. I have a fishing resume and references available. Please message me for contact info and any questions you might have.

Thanks,

Jackson
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby Jackson Combs » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:37 pm

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. Hoping to get in on some fall/winter fishing though!

Fish on!
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby TomD » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:00 pm

Awsome ! Glad to hear you were able to get out there and do some fishing !
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby Jackson Combs » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:28 pm

For sure. I can't say I was too keen on participating in the great pollock machine, but sometimes a job's a job. ;)
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby TomD » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:47 am

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 !
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby Jackson Combs » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:13 pm

TomD wrote: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 quick fishing. Average trip was about 10 days.
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby Jackson Combs » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:03 pm

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!
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby Jackson Combs » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:31 am

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.
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby Jackson » Thu May 29, 2014 10:48 am

Still on the same boat. Stayed all winter. Fun stuff.
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby Jackson » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:37 pm

Change of circumstances.

Available and looking for work. Currently in Hoonah. SOBER skippers only, please. If anyone has any leads, I'd appreciate it. Thanks
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby Jackson » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:24 pm

Now fishing for Jim Dybdahl on the Carol Ann. Fish on!
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby Jackson » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:32 pm

Finished out cohos back on the Gold Dust.

Tired of crewing for other people. Just bought my own 45' troller. :)
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby curmudgeon » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:35 pm

Good for you! Excellent! Congrats! (post pictures!)
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby Jackson » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:47 pm

Thanks Mike.
I just saw your email too. I'll try to respond in full tomorrow morning but I think what you want to do is awesome and exactly what this industry, not just this fishery, needs more of!

Here's the boat. Getting it hauled out next week-ish. It needs a little love on the inside ( a few ribs :/ ), but hopefully nothing that will keep me from fishing hard this year.

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Re: Deckhand available

Postby joeman79 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:00 am

Nice Looking Rig Jackson!! Good Luck and Hope you make it up to SE this summer. Congrats Man.
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Re: Deckhand available

Postby Jackson » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:30 pm

Thanks Joe! Hope to see you again this year. :)
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