Whales vs. Salmon and Fisher: Am I missing something here. These good ol’ boys seem more worried about a missed ’50 pounder’ (my ass) than the amazing spectacle of whales all about. Apparently, being in Alaska, they are more accustomed to whales all about their boat than catching a ’50 pounder’. Now, I have been up there enough times to see some amazing whale encounters around the boat and beneath it. But, these boys remind me why we staff Coast Guard facilities up that way. Maybe one just gets use to such sites, like when you put out of Sitka and eagles are as abundant as seagulls in Tillamook.