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Going out to Sea

As the Sword leaves the breakwater and drops her stabilizers, we consider our options. Fishing close to town means that we will need to compete with the rest of the fleet.

Fishing further out means there will be heavy weather and added risk to the boat and crew. I came of age in Alaska and I have come to love its wild freedoms. The open ocean draws us out of cell service and away from the competition. Finding a school of salmon without another boat in sight is our ultimate challenge.

Wild Caught Alaskan Coho Salmon

Wild Caught Alaskan Coho Salmon

Coho salmon is primarily found on the coast of Alaska and British Columbia. When compared to its close relative, sockeye salmon, coho has a higher oil content, firmer texture, and more flavorful taste.  Our coho’s orange-red flesh and rich, oily flavor make it a perfect fit for the grill. The fact that we don’t use nets and handle each fish individually maintains the coho’s beauty and avoids bruising.  

Photo courtesy of Alaska Seafood.