I just landed a job as Chef de Cuisine at a small lodge a bit south of Ninilchik for the season, starting May 1st. My compensation includes several hours a day off and a pick-up to use (as long as I truck out the trash). My boss runs two 6-pack boats and concentrates on halibut, salmon, rockfish, and ling cod. While he is a veritable font of information on those species, reading between the lines he's a little contemptuous of other opportunities. Does anyone have some ideas for a fellow with a pick-up, gear, and time on his hands? Do people fish the beach here? Are there flounder, dolly, northern pike, trout, grayling in the area? Razor clams? I won't have a boat, but can borrow a 4-wheeler for remote areas. I'm sure I'll be able to learn a lot once I get there but any advance knowledge you folks choose to share would be greatly appreciated.
How did I land this job? An incredible cascade of coincidences. Does it pay well? Not really. Would I happily pay to do it if I could afford to do so? Absolutley! Really looking forward to a great summer of '08!