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CHIASSON’S JOURNAL 010

CHIASSON’S JOURNAL 010

An aspiring waterman’s journal. This blog journal will encompass my outdoor ocean experiences for the month of June 2020. I’m a commercial fisherman, spear fisherman, and surfer. These are my stories. Enjoy. June 20th-21st This past month has been wild. I juggled two classes with working long hours of manual labor and with only a total of 4 days off. I am ready for this week to be over, and it’s going to take a lot of effort to get there….

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CHIASSON’S JOURNAL 09

CHIASSON’S JOURNAL 09

An aspiring waterman’s journal. This blog journal will encompass my outdoor ocean experiences for the month of June 2020. I’m a commercial fisherman, spear fisherman, and surfer. These are my stories. Enjoy. June 17th-19th These last few days have been hard. Captain savage made the executive decision of switching over to pogie seining this upcoming Monday June 22nd. A week earlier than schedule due to the massive amounts of pogies seen in the area as of late. Unfortunately this means a…

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CHIASSON’S JOURNAL 07

CHIASSON’S JOURNAL 07

An aspiring waterman’s journal. This blog journal will encompass my outdoor ocean experiences for the month of June 2020. I’m a commercial fisherman, spear fisherman, and surfer. These are my stories. Enjoy. June 12th-14th From issue 06 I left off on a lay on the 11th. With a day off the nets were sitting on two nights sets for three strings and a three night set for one. I was interested to see what the hauling was going to be like….

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CHIASSON’S JOURNAL 06

CHIASSON’S JOURNAL 06

An aspiring waterman’s journal. This blog journal will encompass my outdoor ocean experiences for the month of June 2020. I’m a commercial fisherman, spear fisherman, and surfer. These are my stories. Enjoy. This weeks been hard. I worked 10 days straight putting me at a total of 89 hours from June 1st through June 10th. From Journal five a reported the 4th-7th this post will be through the 8th to the 11th of June. My hands were sore on June 8th,…

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Chiasson’s Journal 05

Chiasson’s Journal 05

An aspiring waterman’s journal. This blog journal will encompass my outdoor ocean experiences for the month of June 2020. I’m a commercial fisherman, spear fisherman, and surfer. These are my stories. Enjoy. The Crawl Begins. 6/4-6/7 Thursday 6/4 was another slow day. We hauled through four strings of gear and the exhaustion was real. Usually at this time of year we’d reach the quota by finishing half that. It really is a lot of gear to push through every day, and…

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Chiasson’s Journal 04

Chiasson’s Journal 04

An aspiring waterman’s journal. This blog journal will encompass my outdoor ocean experiences for the month of June 2020. I’m a commercial fisherman, spear fisherman, and surfer. These are my stories. Enjoy. June 1st – June 2nd – Hauling. I woke up at 4am rolled out of bed excited for the first day of the season. At the docks at 4:55am I was greeted by Captain Savage, and an old familiar face, Papo. Papo is loud, six foot tall, US…

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Chiasson’s Journal 03

Chiasson’s Journal 03

An aspiring waterman’s journal. This blog journal will encompass my outdoor ocean experiences for the month of June 2020. I’m a commercial fisherman, spear fisherman, and surfer. These are my stories. Enjoy. Day 2: Setting Nets May 30th, 2pm, Rye harbor, outgoing tide. Work started late today, the winds were blowing 28-30 kn west, just a few miles offshore. The wind laid down just after noon so Jon gave the order to load up the boat. From the pier I…

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Chiasson’s Journal 02

Chiasson’s Journal 02

An aspiring waterman’s journal. This blog journal will encompass my outdoor ocean experiences for the month of June 2020. I’m a commercial fisherman, spear fisherman, and surfer. These are my stories. Enjoy. Day 1: Maintenance May 23rd, 5:45am, Rye Harbor. Today marks the latest start of my summer season that I have ever experienced. The Covid pandemic earlier this May caused the fish market demand to drop. May usually brings a fruitful catch for the F/V Taylor Mae down in…

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Chiasson’s Fishing Journal: Week 1 (Revision Assignment)

Chiasson’s Fishing Journal: Week 1 (Revision Assignment)

An aspiring waterman’s journal. This blog journal will encompass my outdoor ocean experiences for the month of June 2020. I’m a commercial fisherman, spear fisherman, and surfer. These are my stories. Enjoy. This year marks my fourth season as first mate on the F/V Taylor Mae. Out of Rye NH, it’s a beautiful glossed black 32′ DownEaster. It’s design comes from a refined template that has been used in the waters off the gulf of Maine for centuries. It’s built…

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