This is my older brother Jon, who lives part of the year in Alaska on the Aleutian Chain of Islands- Sandpoint is where his home is. I've decided that a Fisherman's Life is much like a Farmer's Life....long hours and always something that needs done.
I love the above photo- he is holding a King Salmon. Behind him is Korovin Island. Jon's neighbor sent me photos, so I decided to post them...Mom will love seeing them!
Jon's neighbor- Tina, explains the photos; "The fish in the basket are red (sockeye) salmon and the big fish he is holding up is a King salmon. Reds bring in the highest price. They are a redder and firmer fleshed fish. Jon setnets so he has a net(s) set with anchors or is anchored to the shoreline. He takes the skiff to go out and pick his gear. They then deliver the bags of fish to a tender vessel which comes by during the day or is sometimes anchored near. The small vessel is the boat Jon runs in the summer. It is small, but perfect for setnet fishing and he does live on it during the fish openings and comes in during the closures. He has one crew member. The weather is decent in the summer so the size of the vessel is not an issue. The June season is over now and the July/Aug season on the islands open around the 6th."



Jon's Alaska home...a moment of peace in the morning.
Photo of Jon by the shed stripping a net.

1 comments:

  1. Renee Colleran said...

    Janice and family,
    This is such a heart warming blog. Thank you for taking the time and energy to do this. Are you saving it to a cd? It is a wealth of history. Really enjoyed seeing Jon - he looks great! We should have a family Bruneau reunion sometime in the next year.
    Love and hugs, Renee