This tuna season was a one trip wonder for us, this year.
We have tried to keep you up to date on who we knew had tuna, but we had one great trip, and that was all she wrote!
Looking forward to next year, and as always, if we hear of anyone that has tuna, we will let you know!
Stop by the Fishing Vessel Evening Star in Garibaldi to see what we will be up to, next!
By the way, we are looking for good, hard working, clean crew to assist us on the preparation for next season on the Evening Star! If you know of anyone, let us know or send them our way!
Just the facts, ma’am, only the facts..
I could make this emotional, frustrated, turmoil filled and I could even make this a tuna tear jerker… but, I’m going to stick to the facts.
Kenny’s crew is having life problems, and cannot make the trip, so this leaves Kenny without crew to go tuna fishing.
There is nothing worse than when all the boats leave and you are stuck in port. NOTHING.
We have promised we would keep you apprised of the tuna situation and who might be selling, if we were unable to sell. Well, we don’t know of anyone! Everyone in Garibaldi that we know of is selling to the cannery.
If any of you have a lead on where to buy tuna, please let us know and I’ll send out another letter.
Our crew will be ready to fish on Saturday, but the weather does not look agreeable. It does change, though, so we are watching closely.
I am trying to get through Kenny’s e mail. There are tons of people wanting tuna this year, and it’s been a really funky year! Normally by now, we have made 5 trips or so. This year? ONE!
We are so sorry for the not very fishy news!
Jennie, via our captain and mighty tuna hunter,
Kenny Bushnell and Bailey
Just a quick update!
I’m trying to hurry and get to bed, tonight, so I’m not exhausted for tomorrow! Please excuse typos. I’m not going to proof this!
OK…. Today was a GREAT day! We were really busy from the get go at 8 AM. Moving the boat to sell a big batch to a friend who has a store, and then back to the dock to sell to our favorite people! YOU!
Then… it was rush, rush, rush, (thank you for your patience!) until about 1 PM when it just died! Everyone cleared out and this is what happened next:
Hi tuna aficionados!
Kenny is in, happy, and very tired!
We have lots of TUNA!! He and his son (and crews) did very well!
We will be selling at 9:00 or 10 am tomorrow morning. (Monday, August 16th)
If you want a tuna or two or ten, you should be there promptly at open. As usual, we can’t promise fish nor can we hold fish. It’s first come first serve.
Our tuna is $4.00 a pound, and we charge a 6 dollar filet fee. Please be patient with our filet people as we are training tomorrow. if you would like to try your hand at doing your own fish, there are plenty of videos on YouTube. Check out our last newsletter where I linked one. It is such a pleasure to be able to put up a Tunaa letter and celebration! We have fish! We have fish! And thanks to Bailey (once more), we have fish! Come on down and say hi to Kenny! Meet the crew, too!
Jennie, via our great fisher, Kenny Bushnell