by Jason Lamb
Thursday, May 13, 2010
CORDOVA, Alaska -- This year's first catch of Alaska Salmon is heading to the processing plants after the fishery opener in Cordova Thursday morning at 7:00.
By all accounts, it was a mediocre day of fishing. Several boats were back in their docks early without a whole lot of fish to show for their day's work.
Behind the rain you'll find Nathan Doll.
"We're gillnetting the Copper River Flats I guess," he said with a laugh.
He wouldn't have it any other way.
"I could just be working in an office building. Some days that seems like a really good idea but for the most part, not really," he said.
Despite the foul conditions, he says he's seen worse.
"I've been out here it was blowing 60, 70 you know. Beyond 60 it's hard to set your net even."
What he would like to see more of is salmon caught in his net.