Latest from Rob Maxey
It's been a crazy couple of years, as you can tell. These are definitely crazy times. And so, unfortunately, I've had to sit at home more than I'd like to be sitting in my boat. But I'm still getting out.Depot Bay, Newport Telemuk Bay have all produced. It's just that everything keeps getting less and less for more and more. It's progress, I guess. So you got to do your part to try and keep the resource going.
And what do you fishing for when you go out to those various bays?
I like the salmon fish. That's my big thing. But I’m a big bottom fisherman too. I love to eat Rockfish. They taste so good. It's such a renewable resource.
The other thing that's been a real good fishery out here on the West Coast is the albacore with the way the El Nino has been in, the warmer waters are coming out and tuna fishing has been really good. It used to be you'd go 100 miles offshore. You'd have to have a great big boat. Now they're in 20 to 30 miles of shore. Sometimes fishing can be great. It's wide open. It's a lot of excitement and they taste so good. There's nothing better than a fresh albacore. It is truly chicken of the sea. It's a matter of being able to take what the ocean gives you. And the ocean is really nice. It can be very bountiful. You have to have the days off and the ocean is nice. It's one thing you can't do is force the ocean. We're lucky to have such a resource.
Spoken like a true, very philosophical fisherman. And he's right.