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December 31, 2016:

New Year's Eve outing on the water aboard our F/V Chelsey sport fishing
departing Harris Harbor in Juneau Alaska early in the morning
then returning home with our catch early afternoon,
a spectacular day with my husband Captain Max...















Mid-May 2015: 

Morning King Salmon Fishing Trip with the Hubs
in Juneau, Alaska from the Skiff...









February 21, 2015: 

Morning clam digging with family in
Juneau Alaska...

Yes, the fog was incredibly dense...


Thank God the fog began to lift soon after our arrival...

Loading Sis Nadine and the pup into the dingy...

We made it to shore...


Low-flying geese in front of brother Alan's boat...

Husband Max and brother Alan...

Brother Steve, Amberly and Abby the other pup arriving onshore...


Brother Alan's boat on the left with Steve's in the center,
as viewed from the dingy we're in...

Nearing the harbor after our fantastic outing...



A successful and fun-filled clam digging adventure,
that's for sure...



May 26, 2013: 

A day fishing the Spring King Salmon Derby,
including enjoying view the many boats fising, recreating, etc. 
with my husband Max
aboard our skiff
in Juneau, Alaska...

Departing Auke Bay early morning
heading to the fi
shing grounds...



































May 9, 2013:

North Douglas in Juneau, Alaska; 
mega overcast although stunning views today...


Fishermen at 
False Outer Point...



Alaska State Ferry...


May 6, 2013:

My husband and I went fishing in our skiff for king salmon, 
although we ended up netting a 
dungeness crab instead in Juneau, Alaska...
















April 2013: 

Commercial King Salmon Power Trolling 
in Southeast Alaska 
with Captain Max and deckhand brother Kevin...

[Photographs courtesy of Max and Kevin]

All aboard the F/V Chelsey...




















March 2, 2013: 

A Superb Day Out Fishing Last Saturday 
in Juneau, Alaska when we viewed
quite a few awesome boats...








US Coast Guard boat heading out 
to perform drills...

USCG conducted drills 
throughout the day...





















February 2013:

Yakutat, Alaska...

Commercial power trolling
for king salmon...
 
My brother, Master Carver, Fred Bemis'
latest canoe he carved out of cedar...
 


Yakutat Boat Harbor...




December 29, 2012: 

My husband and I spent a mostly snowy 
although wonderful winter day 
sport fishing  
aboard our 43' F/V Chelsey 
in Juneau, Alaska...

Captain Max shoveling several inches of snow
that had fallen during the night
before getting underway at about 7:00 a.m
Alaska Standard Time (AST)...
Me in the warm wheelhouse
preparing hot coffee to enjoy during our journey
to the fishing grounds...
Heading out of Harris Harbor
and under the Juneau-Douglas Bridge
in Gastineau Channel

about 7:30 a.m. 
Alaska Standard Time (AST)...





A south-facing view from the fly bridge
aboard the F/V Chelsey
of Gastineau Channel...
No fish biting yet,
might as well 

wash down the deck...

Deer hunters...
Captain Max
watching the fishing rods
while wishing that a nice 

winter king salmon would bite...

No luck catching any winter king salmon today,
time to pull up the gear...

Commercial fishing boat and crew
leaving Juneau...

The F/V Patriot
heading to Juneau...








September 9, 2012:
Juneau, Alaska...

Aboard our F/V Chelsey: First and foremost
with the rain pouring down outside on this chilly morning
was for piping hot, 

freshly perked mugs of coffee...
Commercial fishing boats
were coming and going...
Two Alaska Marine Highway
ferries in port...








A power troller named the Sunset 
ends up catching up with us...

This was quite the sight
with this particular boat hauling one aluminum boat,
while towing another...

A close-up of the Sunset power troller
as it caught up to us...
 




Captain Max slowed down the F/V Chelsey
and switched to auto-pilot to get the sport fishing gear
in the water once again...

It's super foggy and
crazy-rainy out there...

Time to prepare 
breakfast...

Captain Max
working on the fly bridge...





One cruise ship heading south in Gastineau Channel,
while 4 remain in port
(a busy 'tourist day' in Juneau)...





The following are the 4 remaining cruise ships
in port in Downtown Juneau
(3 tied to the docks,
and 1 anchored in Gastineau Channel)...






Entering Harris Harbor
to moor the F/V Chelsey 

during the upcoming winter...

Nearly at our stall,
and then heading home with our nice, white King Salmon -
another spectacular day aboard the F/V Chelsey...



Late-August 2012: 

Commercial power trolling for King Salmon and Coho in 
the outside waters of Southeast Alaska...

[Photographs courtesy 
via my husband Captain Max of the F/V Chelsey
and his deckhand Scott]

Captain Max's nighttime view
at the helm of the F/V Chelsey...
Marine navigational charts
are a must-have...
 











The thick, dense fog rolled in quite fast
and so did the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter...
Captain Max said the USCG helicopter
hovered over the F/V Chelsey for some time
before continuing on...
The thick, dense fog bank
finally started to break...
 

Heavy storm conditions minutes away
so the fleet quickly headed to safe harbor to ride out it out
for the night...



Hoonah
Cold Storage...
 




On-step after unloading in Hoonah overnight,
then heading back out to the ocean...
 


Blue Moon rising,
with a running light to the right on the commercial boat
in the horizon -
after a long day of fishing what a welcome sight...



Captain Max of the F/V Chelsey
entering Statter Harbor in Auke Bay
just before the storm hit on outside waters... 
 
Time to get a good night's rest, unload fish,
and take an additional couple of days R&R
waiting for weather to improve
before, hopefully, heading back to outside waters
for a final trip in 2012...



Mid-August 2012:

Southeast Alaska...




Captain Max says,
"This picture doesn't do it justice with the lights, music, and entertainment
as this Carnival Cruise ship passed by, it was phenomenal"...













August 11, 2012:

Juneau, Alaska...

The fast ferry
"M/V Fairweather"...

Whale watchers...

A uniquely
beautiful boat...


Brother law Alan and his wife Nadine's boat...


A kayaker dropped his partner off
to sport fish from the point of Aaron Island...


One impressive boat
named "Persistence"...


It's a derby
out there...


A commercial boat
appropriately named "Fog"...




Kayakers
entering Amalga Harbor...

August 10, 2012: 

Day 1 fishing the 3-Day Golden North Salmon Derby
with my father in law from his boat 
(no fish today, although we had great fun)...

Nearing the fishing grounds
so slowing down to get ready to switch from the big motor
to the kicker, and then bait the hooks to start fishing...
Boats full of whale watchers
were everywhere...



My 87-year-young father in law Ralph was pondering
where all those elusive King Salmon
and Coho were hiding out...















August 5, 2012: 

A day sport fishing and sightseeing 
with family in Juneau, Alaska...

My husband and I heading out of Tee Harbor
with my 87-year-young father in law in his boat...
The F/V Spirit
hauling quite the load...


Whale watchers
heading out...


A great day out on the water with family,
time to head back to town...



July 29, 2012: 

Fun Day Trout Fishing 
in the northern area 
of Juneau, Alaska...

A view from the shoreline where we anchored our skiff ~
see the beautiful view of the Chilkat Mountain Range in the distance...

All aboard and heading
to Boy Scout Beach
to roast some brats
over a campfire for dinner...



July 28, 2012: 

Views from Thane Road 
and the Sheep Creek area 
of Juneau, Alaska...

A commercial fishing vessel
arriving via Gastineau Channel
as viewed from a Thane Road lookout area...

Another commercial fishing vessel
just off the shoreline of Sandy Beach in South Douglas
as viewed from Thane Road...


The Alaska Quest heading home
via Gastineau Channel
to Juneau, Alaska...

The Carnival Spirit
cruise ship
departing Juneau via Gastineau Channel...

July 28, 2012: 

False Outer Point 
in North Douglas, Alaska...

A couple of locals having a blast recreating
 on their jet skis
in the waterway of North Douglas...





July 27, 2012:

We are thankful to a fisherman friend 
named Andy of my husband's who surprisingly provided
this beautiful photograph that he captured during April 2012
of our F/V Chelsey out on the waters
in Southeast Alaska when Captain Max was out
commercial power trolling for king salmon...




July 22, 2012: 

My eldest Son in Nome, Alaska 
returning via the Snake River after a weekend jet skiing-camping trip 
with friends of his via the Bering Sea ~ 
What nice, deserving weather they are having...


My Son's vibrant red jet ski and cooler of
weekend camping supplies...




Mid-July 2012:

My husband Max and I spent
the afternoon "out the road" in Juneau, Alaska
to watch the Commercial Gillnet Fleet in action...

















Anchored near the
mouth of Peterson Creek...













Early July 2012:

Southeast Alaska boats in all their glory 
while commercial fishing...

[Photograph credits to my husband]


My husband's friend Randy

commercial trolling off into the sunset

aboard his F/V Kaia...

More commercial troller fleet

encounters...

My husband says,

"Don't ask me what this is"...

Beautiful old and well-kept

commercial troller... 

Randy's beautiful commercial troller the F/V Kaia ~

my husband's fishing buddy...


My husband was up early at the break of sunrise,

heading out to the fishing grounds,

while this particular captain sleeps on...













June 6, 2012:

Juneau, Alaska...


Boat lightering tourists ashore from an anchored
Cruise Ship in Gastineau Channel...
Cruise ship Statendam in port...
Infamous 
Red Dog Saloon
with a cruise ship docked in the background...
Taking family aboard
our commercial fishing boat the F/V Chelsey...
An evening at the 
Scenic Harris Boat Harbor...



Spring 2012:

Only found on the waters of Southeast Alaska...












March-April 2012:

Southeast Alaska in the springtime
bustling with activity...















June 2011:

Cruise Ship in Southeast Alaska waters...


August 2008:

Our 43' Commercial Fishing Power Troller 
with Captain Max bringing the F/V Chelsey 
to her new home in Juneau, Alaska 
where he's getting ready to dock her 
at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay:

November 2011:

Southeast Alaska...


October 2011:

Yakutat, Alaska...

Yakutat Boat Harbor...

August 17, 2011

My husband Captain Max of the F/V Chelsey 
captured these photographs 
while commercial fishing in Southeast Alaska...



May 30, 2011:

Boats spotted during out outing in the northern waters in Juneau, Alaska...


May 28 and 29, 2011:

Boats spotted during our outing in the southern waters in Juneau, Alaska...








Inside our 43' boat the F/V Chelsey, which we spent the night on, 
and were up early to start the day fishing...






Captain Max at the helm aboard the F/V Chelsey 
fishing the derby...





After two days fishing the derby, we're heading home...

May 25, 2011:

Boats spotted during our outing this splendid day in Juneau, Alaska...

May 8, 2011:

2nd day on the water fishing the Spring King Salmon Derby, 
which lasts the month of May...





May 7, 2011:

1st day on the water fishing the Spring King Salmon Derby, 
which lasts the month of May...

April 10, 2011: 

I captured these photographs while we were taking our 43' commercial power troller 
the F/V Chelsey from Harris Harbor in Downtown Juneau to Auke Bay...

We were just exiting Harris Harbor...

Heading out on an overcast day with a bit of rain falling...

Nearing the exit of the breakwater, and getting ready to head 
under the Juneau-Douglas Bridge...

U S Coast Guard cutter docked downtown...
March 22, 2011:  

My husband captured these following photographs while he was visiting Sitka, Alaska 
(aka Sitka by the Sea)...

Max's friend Rich Davis' commercial boat the
F/V West Bank...

The F/V West Bank is sporting a new aluminum hay rack...
Nice...I bet Rich is super proud, as he should be...
December 2010:

My husband took this serene photograph when he was on a recent 
deer hunting trip in Southeast Alaska ~ 
What beautiful hues...

Spring 2010:

Captain Max captured these photographs 
while commercial power trolling in Southeast Alaska...

2009 through 2010:

Credits to Captain Max of the F/V Chelsey ~ 
The photographs in the video were taken while Commercial Power Trolling for Salmon in Southeast Alaska...


 Max was with my brother Larry recently in Yakutat, Alaska -- 
while he was proudly showing Max 
the awesome "power" of his new jet motor...



My husband, Max, loves taking photographs of boats 
while commercial power trolling 
for salmon as you will see ~ 

This first one is of his favorite buddy Randy's 
commercial fishing boat - 
(The epic boat and crew that rocks) ~ 

Let the season begin!











October 2010:

Boats and other watercraft we viewed while on a fishing outing in the 
northern waters of Juneau, Alaska, including our new Lund skiff with Max in it below, and the F/V Chelsey our commercial power trolling boat...




























































April 28, 2008:

As I watched our newly purchased 43' Power Troller the "F/V Chelsey" 
enter Auke Bay with my husband Captain Max 
at the helm bringing her home to Juneau, Alaska.

Needless to say, it was a proud moment we'll treasure forever. 
We have already made so many unforgettable memories aboard her...










Summer 2010:

Our family outing aboard the F/V Chelsey 
during the derby with my husband Captain Max
and our maltepoo puppy Miss Chelsey 
this past summer in 2010...

Max's cousin Carl appeared behind us.
He was heading out to the derby grounds as well...

Auke Bay...
Max's cousin Carl slowed down to say hello, and then charged past us,
as we were fishing from our commercial  boat this time around...

Another view of Auke Bay...
Our friends Ole and Karen also fishing
the derby who stopped to chat...


Max's brother Steve heading through the pass to Statter Harbor

after stopping to tell us his derby stories for the day...

Spring 2010:

You can tell summer is here when the 
F/V Chelsey's underneath gets newly 
repainted every spring a pretty 'marine blue' -- 
Max did a 'dynamite' job...



Winter of 2009 through 2010:

The F/V Chelsey moored at Harris Harbor in Downtown Juneau...



Spring 2010:

We're pretty proud of our newest member of the family 
(our Lund skiff).

It's very convenient and fast to just hook the trailer up to the pickup 
when we get the whim to go fishing, so we're able to be on our way quickly 
to begin fishing either north or south in Juneau, Alaska; 
plus launching within minutes is an absolute bonus!







KEEP IN TOUCH!

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