Every year I put my feelers out here for a hard working kiter (one poster a few years ago said that was an oxymoron! Ha.) to commercial fish and kite with me at my set net site (Fishcamp) in remote Western Alaska. This year I have a few good people on the hook but, alas, none are kiters and kiting before, after and sometimes during fishing is something that always keeps me smiling even when I'm dog tired from work. Also, I have found many of my best crewman here. Thank you KiteForum!
If interested, look through my posts on this thread from the last 4 years for some details on what/who I need for this job. Something that has changed is the compensation––10-15% crew share plus most or all expenses/flights (depending on experience). In a nutshell, I need someone mellow, pleasant, fast learner, some boat experience, small engine experience a plus, into living in a cabin in the middle of the wilderness for a few weeks June and July (probably mid-June to late July). You do need to be physically strong and have experience with hard outdoor work. It's a ton of fun and we do lots of kiting and other adventures between fishing "openings." Usually there is only 10-20 days of fishing in a given season, the rest is work around camp or adventures/kiting. If you want to see pictures and videos of what we do, visit my direct market business website coldcountrysalmon.com.
Some folks have asked why I ask for a new crewman every year. Am I really so sadistic that everyone quits crying and doesn't come back? I a pleased to say that many of my guys get better paying fishing jobs because after working with me they have a lot of experience. Good for them! Also, many of my crewmen do work for me multiple years, but I still put out the word asking for applications just to cover my bases in case they have to back our last minute. If a serious applicant wants to email any or all of my past crewmen, I would be happy to put you in touch so you can find our what its like from the horses mouth.
If you are interested, message me through this forum ASAP with an organized message stating your name, contact info, why you want to do this, a brief description of your relevant work experience, etc.