I started looking for a newer boat about three years ago and placed a "wanted ad" for a specific make and model.

Had a few responses, but two stood out because both guys said they are fed up with the decline in salmon opportunity, so they were getting rid of their boats. I ended up with one of those boats.

On the other hand, since I have a newer boat, I'm spending money like it's the good ol days of salmon in Puget Sound. Each time, wondering if it makes sense with all the closures. Even crabbing could be closed someday.