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Old 09-01-2004, 06:36 PM   #1
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Does anyone live in a fishing town in Alaska who would be willing to put me up this winter until I find a fishing job. It would be very much appreciated. If anyone will even consider this, I can explaine further. I am at your will and will do anything to help out around the house with stuff, money, ect. Also, anyone with an intimate knowledge of fishing in Alaska, your long and detailed memoirs would certainly be of help. Please post them below... Thanks a bundle for reading through this all!

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ok i cant help you with a house.... but are you looking to go from alaska to the artic? or just alaska?
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Old 09-02-2004, 12:14 PM   #3
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Just Alaska please, I heard you can make an ass load of money crab fishing.
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Have you ever spent any time in Alaska? In the winter?
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Old 09-02-2004, 01:13 PM   #5
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the reason you might be able to make an "ass-load" of money fishing in Alaska is that it's really, really difficult, cold, wet, stinky work and it's dangerous as all hell. I've known two women who were widowed in the last two years from that.
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I would like too do that, you know its a mans job a real hard and tough good ol physical labour job, where every minutes exciting, come home at the end of the day soaked and frozen too your bones sit back by the fire and have a whiskey in a dirty glass.........hell that sounds like when I shovel my driveway
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who are ya trying to impress newbie...I mean honestly...

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Ah, well thanks for your posts, especially that last one... you all did a great job of turning a positive board (tpunx) into a lame-o heap o' shit thats gonna take up more meaningless space on the internet. I'll just try my luck with the Alaskan Dept of Labor.(wink).
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aww, don't say that. I can't help you out with lodging or anything, but I say if you want to do it, go for it!!
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Yea dude... tpunk is Hella-Helpful on most things travel but we need a resident alaskan-fisherman to go out do it and come back and tell us how it was and how to do it.

We arent genuises on all things... only what we've done and from what i've heard those peeps that fish up there tend to be a lil crazy...

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I did have a roomate that did it for a summer. He lined the job up before he went with www.coolworks.com and then he found the lodging when he got there.. said there were tons of places to rent or buy... some of em crazy cheap... he almost bought a house but after the summer decided he didnt care if he ever went back...i guess he almost drowned or something crazy like that... Anyway i've thought about doing it so let us know what you find out!

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aaaaaaaaaaw.....way to make a girl feel guilty drips! .......i din mean it....honestly....I just thought the way he worded that was really funny.....seriously though man, If that's what's you're after go for it...& if you were including the other ppl's posts in your frustration w/ our positivity (although I really hope not b/c I think they really were trying to help) I think they were just trying to give you some cautions b4 you do something that you might regret. But if you really do understand fully what you're getting into & you still want to go for it, then go for it. Nothing should hold you back from what you want to do...if that is what you really want to do.
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Yea yea word to tha hear'd... sorry to sound harsh, but yea hehe thanks for the site ..props.. have a wonderful day ..live peacefully..
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Your best bet is to go in the spring time. Winter in alaska blows. I'm from southeast alaska where fish jobs are a dime a dozen. But the "butt loads" are only made on the boats. Most of the boats sail from the seattle area. you might want to look into getting on there.
Talk about deadly! i got knocked out cold by a crane hook this summer and the damned boat wasn't even moving!
shoot any questions about alaska my way and i'll try my best to answer.
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Allright im applying for jobs there right now... hopefully to start in december or january.

I am just applying for the fisheries and processing boats(thats what i really want) mostly cause I want to go to alaska and mostly cause thats where I hear the money is to be made. And jake is going crazy in his parents house right now and will need to get out by then.

So deadguy you know any good companies I should try to get with? or anyone else have any ideas, suggestions or snide remarks?

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its a mans job a real hard and tough good ol physical labour job, where every minutes exciting, come home at the end of the day soaked and frozen too your bones sit back by the fire and have a whiskey in a dirty glass
ooh is there a shortage of women out there cos id really like to find me one of them men
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Talk about deadly! i got knocked out cold by a crane hook this summer and the damned boat wasn't even moving!
damn, i hate it when that happens...... was it low tide as well


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ok do you any thing about polar treking and camping in alaska? or is norway my best bet?
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ok do you any thing about polar treking and camping in alaska? or is norway my best bet?
Just camp in Norway its closer and cheaper. Unless you want to go to Mt McKinley in Alaska. Otherwise I have no clue about camping in Alaska... I always thought a road trip up there would be kickin.
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Saw some show about the worlds deadliest jobs, and I thought it would be like navy seals or vampire hunters or something crazy,

can't remember the other top 4, but #1 was, ya u guessed it, Alaskan Crab Fisherman.

Told stats on how many are lost, pretty crazy numbers. And if you fall overboard, they dont stop, cause you are frozen and dead so fast.

so, ya, just be careful.

they took a camera crew on a months-long trip, man those fisherman were hating life. Almost all interviewed said they wanted to be doing other things, and were either working on another jobline, or felt like they had no alternatives.

but ya, those boys all made good money. Now if you could OWN one of those boats, and just hire crew to work it. =)
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Which would you say is the better city to live; Fairbanks or Anchorage, and why? I'm interested to live out there for a year or so, and don't really know where to start. Want to be close enough to a city to find good work in the social sector and also possibilities for going back to school.
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ooh is there a shortage of women out there cos id really like to find me one of them men
There is a severe shortage of women in Alaska. Go up there and you will have your pick. Good luck with the fishing jobs guys, its an adventure and it pays well. Some guys work all winter up there ona fishing boat and then spend all summer hanging out the Caribbean.
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