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May 27*

first weekend of halibut season flat tides all day perfect water brine the horse herring collect the heavy gear prime the vision of outer hein bank up at 4:30, checking marine weather “small craft advisory” sustained 27 knot wind at … Continue reading

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February 15*

each day methodical, patient sportfishermen work off our beach searching for blackmouth working on my mind my instincts catching           my fish           your fish           their fish but mostly no fish *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View … Continue reading

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August 10*

reef netters perched like hungry herons spring the nets leap to their catch flop fish into the hold reset and reperch peering hard knowing these days, these fish are numbered, and precious *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears … Continue reading

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April 9*

we ply the skiff three hours into the bounce and slap of stiff cold wind blackmouth search: ghost fish on the screen but the baits roll through untouched we beach to collect crab gear glance back ecstatically aghast— there! massive … Continue reading

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September 30*

haze like white powder reefnetters float on the platforms peering for glints of reflected light to bounce silver in their nets *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem is included in The View from Lummi Island.

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