Caremi on the tuna grounds in 1978. Mark Richardson and I were up off Washington fishing tuna while Capt. CaCa was having 100 splitter days around the Rockpile.
Cap’n CaCa writes: “…’nuther fishin’ story about Tom Shafer’s Donna fishing large Kings outside the North Heceta Banks- Sooo, just a few of us had been fishing through a pretty stiff Nor’Wester, catching 25 or 30 Large Kings, when the weather broke and the whole fleet piled on. Trouble was that this break in the weather meant FOG!!! Yep, it was really FOGGY! But the fishing picked up quite a bit! We were pushing the ‘hump’ for the day when I heard a ship foghorn’s “FoooBahhaa! FoooBahhaa!”
Now, this was when I ran the Donna Lee and didn’t have radar, so I called Tom Shafer on the Donna and ask him if’n he had a freighter on his screen, “Yeah, but don’t worry; it’s about 5mi SW of us.” I sez, “Uh, Tom…just where are you at?” It turned out that he was 5mi NE of me. Now, this was the guy that blasted InaGawdaDivida on his deck speakers whenever it got foggy!”