Catchin’ Up in Homer Alaska

Another crab season has commenced here and the crew of the Julia Lynn has been very successful. Unfortunately, the rules do not allow this to be done in the course of our charter day, but once the working day is done, the family, crew, and friends of Capt. Pete’s head out and pull the pots. For Debra, this is a good chance to enjoy her investment in the Julia Lynn……just a quick three mile jaunt to the crab grounds. For all of us, it means some GOOD EATS! Our deckhand, Jona, has proved to be a sage hand at all of what it means to crab in Kachemak Bay….coiling, sorting, and setting the crabpot. Sorry to say that she is now a veteran of the crab “bite” and am happy to report that no finger nails were lost in the clash. We began crabbing the 16th of July, celebrated Jona’s 18th birthday on the 20th and have enjoyed dozens of crabs since. Halibut fishing is awesome right now and the silvers are showing up. Whales abound and there has even been a king bite lately. If only the rain would cease and the sun shine again….the weather today was awesome.