There is no dock here, or even a boat launch ramp. Instead, the vehicles towing boats drop their boat, still on the trailer, near the beach. Tractors hitch up to the trailers and tow the boats into the water. When the boat is ready to come in, they radio in their arrival time, the tractors re-hitch their trailer and tow it into the water so the boat can load. We heard that this all costs about $20.
The morning of the Big Fishing Day arrived along with a cold spell. The previous two days had seen no fishing -- the water was too rough. But today the boats were going out despite the 7 A.M. temperature of 38 degrees. Fahrenheit.
When John and Harlan got off the boat, I found out that John caught the biggest halibut of the day -- a 72 pounder! Here he is with his catch:
They brought all the halibut caught that day back to the charter company's store. Here are all those fish, with John proudly showing off his:
John and I, and Harlan and his wife Sue, did manage to get our photos with another big fish -- this one may look real, but it is decidedly touristy and fake.
Maybe he'll change his mind when all that halibut is but a fond memory!