Mark Hoffman, captain of the F/V Ocean Oasis, discusses his family commercial fishing business. www.trollerpoint.com
My recent trip to Newport was an eye opening experience to the world of dungeness crab fishing in Oregon. Here’s a local crab boat, the F/V Deacon and the captivating Yaquina Bay Bridge.
This boats represent the number of vessels that have fallen victim to the Columbia bar. Pretty staggering!!!
Wow! Rollin’, Rollin! These guys are killin it with the big bags of salmon. I’m guessing that some of these shots are from Amalga Harbor or Kingsmill. Man, it was some big fishin last year! How are we ever going to go back to “the grind” after a summer like that?
Via Youtube: A U.S. Coast Guard Fishing Vessel Safety Examiner goes over what they look for during a dockside Fishing Vessel Safety Exam.
This vessel operates in cold water and is required Immersion Suits for each person on board.
The F/V Coldstream is an icon of the Astoria harbor. Its no doubt that she needs some serious work, but the boat still catches fish. Dave Densmore, who is a stable of the FisherPoet scene in Astoria owns the boat. I believe its for sale at the right price.
I hardly took any footage during the FisherPoets Gathering, so here is a slice of life filmed today while exploring the Astoria waterfront. The epic history of Astoria really amazes me. Most of the day, I was trying to imagine the city nearly a 100 years ago. If only the docks could talk…
I found this awesome salmon sculpture hidden by the Seattle Ferris Wheel while enjoying a sunny day in the big city. I would love more info about the sculpture if anyone has an idea about the artist.