It's winter king salmon season in Alaska. Now that spring is on its' way and the winter weather has mellowed, it's time for Jamie to head out and try his luck at catching some beautiful salmon. Kings are especially prized in winter, as they are full of oil and fats from winter foraging, and so are exceptionally delicious this time of year. This is where our boat has had safe harbor since last fall. The small boat harbor in Haines is a wee harbor, but provides good protection from the strong winter winds of Lynn Canal for the trollers, gill-netters, and pleasure boats of Haines' residents.
It's an exciting time to head out for some adventure after a long Alaskan winter. We can't get enough of this beautiful sunshine, now up to almost 14 hours a day. Jamie headed out today for a 12-hour journey to Juneau, Alaska for provisioning, and then it's off to fishing grounds in Icy Straits and Cross Sound. As Jamie headed into Lynn canal, a humpback off the port-side gave a blow.