Another pioneer crosses the bar
Ed "you tear 'er down I'll" Bilderback died on 1/30/11 according to the ADN obits....
You wanna talk about a pioneer in the fisheries? Ed wrote the book on it.
He always had an all girl crew ever since I knew the old goat. 70 plus years old and he would have 4 hippie chicks on deck of his 58' foot wooden seiner the F/V Pacific Maiden (clothing optional)
Never met the man , but sure wish I did. Not fish management related but let's not forget he guided Fred Bear on his big bear bow hunt. Started on Kodiak and finished it on Chiginagak Bay, if I remember correctly.
DOH! I had a mind fart when I said Eds boat was named the Pacific Maiden
The correct name *Valiant Maid, I apologize