Michael Bade bought his first commercial fishing boat in 1976, with his college roommate Mark Halstrom. They taught themselves to commercial fish the hard way, alone on the sea, with a great deal of trial and error, at times barely keeping the boat afloat. Chronicled here are highlights of the sheer adventure, fun, mistakes, hard work and dangers that they experienced fishing Puget Sound in those years. Michael went on to own two boats and fish Bristol Bay, Alaska during the hay days of that fishery. In the off-season he was a musician who occasionally wrote music for PBS documentaries. He is now a video producer living in Seattle.