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Old 05-28-2009, 04:53 PM
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Alaskan fishing jobs...

Been really digging into this lately for some reason, and call me crazy but I'd KILL to get a chance at hitting the bearing sea one winter and going out for a few months on a 145ft crabbing boat. Eventhough it's the most dangerous job in the world and every year someone gets lost at sea, you work atleast 20hrs a day/somtimes up to 35-40hrs straight, but I want to do it, bad, to where it's all I've been talking about lately and my wife is at the "well damn, just go do it and shut up" point.. lol

I've been reading all over the internet on how to go about getting a job like this, and I just can't find anything other than sites that want you to pay a $299 membership fee to get a book that tells you how. Personally I think it's BS, and I was pretty much wondering if anyone on here has done it, or has a friend, family member, friend of a friend, etc that's done it and can give me some information on where to start. if so, post up and let me know!
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Deadliest Catch How to Get a Job as an Alaskan Crab Fisherman

here ya go good luck. i want to do it to but the chance of getting on are hard. sometime i might try.
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Deadliest Catch How to Get a Job as an Alaskan Crab Fisherman

here ya go good luck. i want to do it to but the chance of getting on are hard. sometime i might try.
Yeah I know, it's real hard but it's something I would like to give a shot at.

That's hands down my favorite show on tv, it was on for 2 days straight for the memorial day marathon lol.

As much hell as those guys go through, I'd do it in a split second. Put in a LOA at work here, and head to alaska..
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sorry i dont know anyone up there but i would love to make my way up there. i might try after college to get that way and try my luck for a year before i get too tied down.
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My brother lives up there. I can see if he knows anyone to get you hooked up
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It sounds like the old days of the oilfield. I was hired several times over a beer in the local tavern.
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sorry i dont know anyone up there but i would love to make my way up there. i might try after college to get that way and try my luck for a year before i get too tied down.
See, I'm tied down with a job of 4yrs that's treating me ok (pay could be a little better, use to make alot but took a nice $5.00/hr pay cut recently) a wife, and a 19 month old son.

I've got alot to lose if I decided to pack up and head to alaska one day, as much as I would love to be in a position where I could afford to take a 5 month leave of absense at work, and head to alaska to see what I could do. I'm not sure what's making me want to do it so much, just looks like through all the hell they go through I'd have the time of my life, and make AWESOME money doing so.
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My brother lives up there. I can see if he knows anyone to get you hooked up
That'd be AWESOME, if he was somewhere near the Kodiak or Dutch harbor, and could just get some real general info on how to get started in the industry, not some website that tells you how, because I don't really believe it much, unless it's a forum with real people and real experiences.
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Just send in your resume and wait for a call and be ready at a moments notice! I have friends back home that have gone crab fishing up in Alaska and met all the crew from Deadliest Catch before there was even a show.

Its a demanding job so they're usually hiring greenhorns quite often, but don't think you'll be fishing on the Northwestern, Cornelia Marie or any of the big boats right off the bat.
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Just send in your resume and wait for a call and be ready at a moments notice! I have friends back home that have gone crab fishing up in Alaska and met all the crew from Deadliest Catch before there was even a show.

Its a demanding job so they're usually hiring greenhorns quite often, but don't think you'll be fishing on the Northwestern, Cornelia Marie or any of the big boats right off the bat.
Oh I could care less what I'd be fishing on, aslong as the capt. gets his crew home safe and catches some crab to bring in that huge check. Talk to one of your friends and get some info on where to send in a resume, I have no idea where to start and I know it's a demanding job because it's very hard to keep someone, but if they only knew what I did on a daily basis, I'd have a shot. lol
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