Slinky Pots and Sablefish-a trip on the F/V Serenity

Shannon Jones
   Spring is the time of year my husband heads out to catch Sablefish, also known as Black Cod. It’s still cold out, and the mountains are covered with plenty of snow. The F/V Serenity’s bait shed is filled with slinky pots, line, and bait; they are ready to head out to fill several permit holder quotas. I am one of those permit holders, and together with my 4-year-old son, my father-in-law (another life-long fisherman), my husband, and the crew of the F/V Serenity, we head out. It’s my son and I’s first trip, and we are excited to see what a day in the life of these fisherman.

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