October 31, 2016
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Once again it’s Halloween. Kodiak’s fisherman shared some of their real life scary experiences with Fish Radio.
“In 1989, I was out on the F/V Marmot out toward Port Lock. It was in the middle of the night and we were fishing for halibut and we were setting gear and hauling gear about two or three in the morning and we wanted to let the gear soak. While I was napping, I had a dream and in that dream I was in a bar and I encountered a woman who was attractive and she turned into a sea hag. I ended up with my foot on her face and I was pulling up I was pulling her by both ears and they were stretching in my hands, all the way up passed my head, and she was cackling at me. So I woke up from that dream and I hauled my gear and went back to town and a very short time I went back out and sunk my boat in the same place.”
“I was fishing with this boat and we were off loaded, we ran back out late at night and we were hauling gear. Next thing you know I looked and a pot broke over the starboard side and I see either run for cover or grab onto the pot, so I did the old death grip on the pot there and the wave broke over and hit my shoulder and I held on for dear life. I looked around there was my friends they were like bowling pins on deck and so I told my skipper that’s enough time to head in.”
“Oh yeah I have a scary story. I had this guy working for me. Just a great guy and I wake up with his nose about three inches from mine yelling “We’re sinking, We’re sinking” And I look out the window and everything was great and then I realized the guy was asleep and he did it to me three times. That was scary.”
“I flipped my skiff over on Alitak beach. It landed right on top of me. I was trapped underneath it for about a minute.”
How did you get out?
“It wasn’t easy. There was a little angle at the stern and I managed to slip out.”
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween.
Fish Radio is also brought to you by Ocean Beauty Seafoods, celebrating 104 years of partnership with Alaska’s coastal communities. www.oceanbeauty.com In Kodiak, I’m Stephanie Mangini.