Commercial fishing much more fun when catching lots of fish, even above the Arctic Circle

It is my first day commercial fishing with my father again. As he fires up our 115-horsepower Suzuki boat motor, it roars on the back of our fishing boat, a baby-blue 22-foot fiberglass hardtop. Our crew includes Mary Hyatt, my younger brother Pete, and my father, the captain. My dad will soon be idling out of the newly renovated boat harbor in Kotzebue, our village of about 3,200 people located 30 miles inside the Arctic Circle in Northwest Arctic Alaska. Read the rest here 08:29