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Old 01-18-2014, 10:44 AM
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I know this has been asked before but I think the responses are different depending on one's situation so here-a-goes:

I'm a very fit, mature, financially stable, easy to get along with 35 year old from the lower 48 interested in commercial fishing work this spring/summer/fall. I don't have commercial fishing experience but I do have sailboat delivery experience. I know what it's like to be up for 48 hours and not have decent sleep for weeks at a stretch. I don't get sea sick (ok, I did once in 15 ft seas) and I can cook very well.

My q's:

Is 35 too old?

When is the best week to catch the Bristol Bay salmon season?

What other fisheries do people recommend? I've read that herring fishing out of Togiak is good.

And I know this ranges wildly and that "the good old days" are over, but what could I conceivably make over, say, 3 months on a successful boat, or boats, making a greenhorn percentage?
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