WHOAH: What a season!

WHOAH: What a season!

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We are so filled with gratitude for the richness of this last summer.  Not only were we in Bristol Bay, AK for the largest recorded salmon return in history with our brand-new boat the F/V Maggie B., but it was also the first season our children, Maggie (5.5) and Ben (3.5), came aboard as deckhands for the very end of the season.   Here is a photo and video collection of our high points.

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AMAZING SEASON!!

AMAZING SEASON!!

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Being a fishing family has its challenges- time apart, big risky business investments, so many variables out of our control.  Our motto is work our butts off and hope for just one more great season at a time!

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Yummy Halibut, Salmon Coming

Yummy Halibut, Salmon Coming

Emily Lints
The 2017 halibut season was expedient and fishy- everything a fisherman can ask for.  In the 10 years that Kyle has been skiff fishing this is by far the best fishing he has seen.

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Great Season in 2016

Great Season in 2016

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Kyle and the crew came back from Bristol Bay about a week ago and we're so glad to have them home!   Phew, we all made it through another season.

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Herbs with Rosalee:  How to Choose the Healthiest Salmon

Herbs with Rosalee: How to Choose the Healthiest Salmon

Emily Lints
Here's a great article that renowned Herbalist, Rosalee de la Foret of Herbs with Rosalee, just wrote on what to look for in healthy, quality salmon. She included an interview with us. Check it out!

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Catch Report

Emily Lints

Quick report from the F/V Northland:

-Dropped the permit card in Egegik, AK.  Fishing whenever possible, one to two times a day.  Catching a few hundred to few thousand fish a period.  The Port Moller test boat further south has recently tripled its numbers of catches - so hopefully a bunch of salmon will arrive in the river in 5 days or so!  Over 150K salmon have already made it up river in Egegik, working towards the 1.4 million escapement goal.  Working hard, having fun!  

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Waiting to Launch

Waiting to Launch

Emily Lints

It's that time of year again- when we are so excited for the upcoming season.  

Excited to put the 'ol F/V Northland back in the water.  Excited to catch the first beautiful, fresh, sockeye salmon for 2016.  Excited to see so many returning customers placing their orders and licking their lips in anticipation for the upcoming harvest.

THANK YOU to all of our customers that put their orders in by the end of May- it really helps us plan for our season.  GOOD NEWS, if you haven't yet we are still taking orders- so keep them coming!  

 Kyle and our 2016 (rockstar of course!) crew of Jamie and Jake are putting the final touches on the boat hoping to launch into the river in the next couple days.  Fresh paint on the decks, repairs to the fiberglass that was smashed around too hard last year, new buoys for the upcoming smashing around, hanging new nets . . . the list goes on.

So far the 2016 sockeye salmon return to Bristol Bay, AK is just starting.  There is a test boat that fishes the southern line of the fishing district and so far they are reporting an index of about 20.  (When the fish are REALLY coming in strong later in the season this number rises as high as 200!!).  New in Bristol Bay this year is that you have to drop your permit card on your first fishing day.  In the past there was a 'Free Week' before you had to commit to a fishing district.  What's important about this is there is a 48 hour closure if you decide you want to change from one are to another.  48 hours doesn't sound like a big deal, but in the commercial fishing world missing out on a HOT 48 hour fishing period can really decrease your season's catch.

On the home front, Emily reports that staying at home with a 3.5 and 1.5 year old is probably an equal challenge to commercial fishing!  Last year was probably a greater challenge than fishing and it's expected that next year will be easier than fishing.  Kyle is still eager for Small Scales Seafood salmon season to be a family fishing venture so he can pass on his fishing bug to his kiddos and not have to be away for so long.  We hope to get some good, calm skiff fishing for Alaskan Rockfish and Pacific Cod with Maggie and Ben aboard later in the summer! 

Thanks for reading.

 

 

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Salmon Available!

Emily Lints2 comments
Good News:DSC_2773 We have Salmon Shares available now!  Contact us to reserve your Scrumptious Sockeye Salmon. IMG_2485 It's snowing and cold and snowing here in the Methow Valley!IMG_2495 It's a New Year!  We hope your year is a joyful one.

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Grateful All Around

Emily Lints
Fishing is always a bit of a flurry. 
It's a flurry to catch the fish and then it's a flurry to get all of our orders out.  By now most customers are enjoying their 2015 Salmon Shares. 
As our fishing flurry slows down we take the time to sit back, eat lots of Scrumptious Sockeye Salmon, and be grateful for YOU- our great customers! We also love hearing how many of you are grateful to get your mouths on your Scrumptious Sockeye Salmon Shares.  We've received so many thank you cards, notes and emails.  Each one bolsters us to continue connecting you with some of the finest seafood available.
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(a note of thanks from an anonymous customer)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND THANK YOU FOR BEING THANKFUL!
We still have limited 2015 Salmon Shares available.  We are planning another Seattle/Methow drop off and are still shipping orders as well.  Contact us if you're interested!

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Salmon Update + Halibut

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Good news, your salmon is almost ready and we have extra Salmon and Halibut Shares still available!  
Here are our details for 2015 (individual invoice email will be sent shortly):
SALMON SHARES
Shipping:
Salmon Shares can start shipping on Thursday 9/3.  We would like to ship in September on Mondays or Thursdays, to arrive the following day.  We are flexible if you need a later ship date.  We will be shipping on dry ice this year to improve quality.
Pickup:
We will arrange Seattle and Methow pickup dates in early October, once we return from AK.
Pricing:
We are again able to offer some of the lowest prices for top quality Sockeye Salmon shipped overnight to your doorstep.  (These prices include EVERYTHING- salmon, processing, overnight shipping!)
                      Fillets            Portions 25 lbs.     $16.25/lb        $15.25/lb
  50 lbs.     $17.25/lb        $16.25/lb
*We will offer cheaper shipping on WA and OR orders, and Seattle and Methow pickups.  Your individual email will reflect this.
HALIBUT SHARES
Kyle is fishing halibut this week and we are able to offer limited shares of top-notch halibut.  It's short notice but all orders have to ship between 8/24 and 9/9, Monday through Thursday.  If you'd like a Halibut Share please let me know!
Pricing on Portions: (includes everything!)
10 lbs.   $30/lb 20 lbs.   $28/lb
30 lbs.     $27/lb
Share the Salmon love-- get your friends and family to place an order and get a $10 discount on your order!

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