Venturing Out: An Adventure in Commercial Salmon Fishing Through the Eyes of a Deckhand

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Page Publishing Inc, Dec 10, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 110 pages

 “Oh well, I thought, this was all part of fishing. It just beats you up. You could yell at it, but it just didn’t stop or let up. It tested you and everything in you.”

Have you ever thought of giving up your current life to follow a dream? Author Kevin J. McGinnis recounts his adventures of leaving his life behind in the big city of Sacramento to move to the small down of Albion with his girlfriend, to follow his dream of becoming a commercial fisherman. At the age of 32, McGinnis was hired as a deckhand for one of the best fisherman in Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, and spent nine days at sea learning the ropes and being put to the test. Every day the ocean taught him life lessons, from learning where to find the best fish and waiting patiently for fish, to dealing with sharks, storms, and freighters in the fog. It is a remarkable true story of daily life of a commercial fisherman at sea.

Look for the second in the series, coming soon, “Venturing Out II, The Second Trip.”


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 Kevin J. McGinnis is an Oakland, California born author. His family moved to Sacramento in 1950, where he spent most of his life.

McGinnis is a lifelong fisherman. Beginning at the age of seven with his dad, McGinnis started out with ponds, lakes, streams, and oceans, until he later found himself fishing professionally. Even though he is now retired, fishing is still one of his favorite past times.

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