Just imagine. You have just passed your Captains' License test. So you go out to Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska. You buy your first crabbing vessel.(Just for this review we'll say you bought the Northwestern) You go into a local pub and find some people who would like to go crabbing with you out on the Bering Sea. So you just hired: Edgar Hansen; Matt Bradley; Jake Anderson; Nick Mybar; Norm Hansen. You go back to your vessel and start to load on pots; gas; and bait. You are done eventually and you get geared up to go fishing. BUT REMEMBER THAT THIS TYPE OF FISHING IS CALLED 'SHOTGUN STARTING' SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE YOUR FIRST POT UP ON THE LAUNCHER AND READY TO GO! So when the AFGS(Alaskan Fish and Game Service) says "The season now has officially started" you set the 1st pot of the season from your vessel. Now you go on to set your whole string and you want to go put down a 'defensive string, which is, When you have a string already in the water then you go and drop another string around the first one.' So you drop the whole other string of pots into the water to defend your area and now it's time to let your crew rest MAYBE even have the cook make a full course meal for you and your crew members. NOTE: THAT YOU CAN'T GO DOWN THERE FOR THE MEAL YOU HAVE TO STAY UP IN THE WHEELHOUSE! So after your crew ate and slept for a while you are now ready to pull up your first pot of the string you are on! Your crew pulls it up and THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF CRAB IN THAT THERE POT! FULL POT!!!!! So you decide if you would like to either: 1) Set it back; 2) Stack it; or 3) Store it. So you pick answer choice #1! So your Bait guy puts another piece of Bait in the pot you're going to set back. So you send it over the rail into the water! Your string all looks like this! So you move on to your next string of pots same thing happens! So in no time you are forced to go back to port and offload! Then you get ready to go back out there and catch some more. So instead of setting 'em back, you stack 'em all! So you do the same with your next string of pots! Now you are ready to head back in AGAIN but this time you're offloading one last time for this particular season! You earn about $12,455 just for the captain!
yes: I recommend this product