William wasn't sure what to think of it all...Josh loved it!
Jared and his deckhand Casey
Joshua throwing rocks
Jared's boat the "Sea Witch"
All in a days work! Jared is kind of loving his job these days. He enjoys fishing, being on the water, working with the customers and he LOVES the thrill when someone gets a big halibut on the end of their line and it is a fight to get it in! Last week they had an amazing catch! 3 over 100lbs and the rest were 50-90 lbs, all of them!!! This is a big deal when the average Halibut caught in the harbor is 15-25 lbs. One man threw back a 60 pounder, but it paid off when he reeled in one weighing 114 lbs!
They normally fillet their fish out on the boat, but they felt that this catch was worth showing off. So they brought them to the harbor, loaded them into totes, carried them up the ramp, hung them for pictures, loaded them into a truck, drove to some fillet tables, fillet the fish, loaded guts back into the truck, hulled the guts back down the ramp to his boat, and drove the boat out into the bay to discard them. Jared got home at about 10pm! Long long day, but worth it once during the season!
Okay so I have to mention the "Big Bummer" about this perfect fishing day...my dad and grandpa, who mentioned possibly coming out for a visit that week, would have been on the boat that day getting the catch of a life time!