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2020-04-15 10:04 pm

Stalking the Wild Bill--Intro Post

Bill Wichrowski, Captain of the Kodiak, the Bering Sea, March 2010





While other crab boat captains with lighter allowances and fewer shares loaded up and lit out of Dutch Harbor, Wild Bill was still hauling gear and making deliveries from late March into early April, 2010. This is a rare quiet morning in port, with a visiting raptor keeping a close eye on the gear.

Finish to go.

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2010-05-06 11:34 pm

Wild Bill at the CatchCon 2010

After taking a beating from the Discovery editors in the show, and the partisan fans on the boards, Bill managed to get a couple of minutes on camera that weren't cherrypicked from the worst part of the week...!



Looks like Bill had a great time at CatchCon.
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2010-04-25 05:13 pm
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Wild Bill--Back in the saddle...not yet!

Cruising around the old ruins, before heading back to Seattle for the CatchCon. Crab season just ending--herring season around the corner, salmon kicking off after that.




Up on the big bay, down Sonora way.

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2010-04-20 08:29 pm
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Heading home!

The season is over, the crossing is made, and the boat is in the barn down Seattle way, so the Captain is finally on his way home!



Been a long haul.
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2010-04-15 11:29 pm

Wild Bill, Big Dorado

Recreational fishing in the rather warmer waters of the Sea of Cortez off San Carlos, Sonora.



Follow Bill long enough during his time off from fishing...and you'll find him fishing.
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2010-04-15 11:00 pm
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Dos congrejos grande!

Wild Bill captained other vessels before the Kodiak--for many years he ran the Sandra 5 during the Derby Years before 'Rationalization'.



A pair of big ones...


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2010-04-15 10:46 pm

Coming down to the end

Bringing in the pots at the end of the season




The Kodiak in the harbor, stacked.
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2010-04-13 10:07 pm

The Season is On

Season Six, it has started! Where's Wild Bill? Still on the Kodiak, steering her somewhere in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska toward home port. The season ends, but the work goes on.