Idle Hour

Idle Hour

Idle Hour in the Siuslaw River with 10 tons of albacore. ~1978.

Walt Fosseck’s classic sailboat hull troller Otter can be partially seen just off the bow. Walt has been fishing since the late ’40s and is full of good stories. Looking at his cross tree, I remember when he told me about being anchored off Tahkenitch and was awakened late at night by a bright light outside. He went on deck and watched a fireball move back and forth along that cross tree for quite a while before disappearing. The Otter was tied in her slip in the Siuslaw when I visited in 2010 and Walt was still fishing her.

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