It might have been luck. It might have been the boat, a Duckworth 235 Navigator. It could have been the secret spot on the Columbia River which they had to secure at 4AM. Fact is, it was teamwork. The crew of Alex Brauer, Jerry Spiess, Trey Carskadon, Shy Masters and Dave Haukeli have gone from a rag-tag bunch of anglers to a well-oiled machine. Taking their second 1st place finish in as many years at the 2015 NSIA Spring Fishing Classic, and placing on the podium 4 or the last 6 years, it all comes down to hard work on the water. Rods are rigged to precision. Baits are changed religiously every 20 minutes. When a rod goes off everyone knows their tasks; clear the deck, toss the anchor, get the net and stay out of the way (or Jerry will toss you overboard.) Thank you Duckworth for the finest fishing machine on the water!
There is plenty to see at the 2014 Portland Boat Show, but all eyes were on the debut of the new 22′ Duckworth Pacific Silverwing. The impressive new design features a steep 28degree bow for rough water use, incredible amounts of storage, full hard top to maximize comfort, and a rear fishing deck that is the envy of all. The Pacific Silverwing will be on display at the upcoming Seattle Boat Show, January 24 to Feb 2, and selected Duckworth dealers throughout the West. Download a brochure here: http://www.duckworthboats.com/
This is how it all started. Watch this classic Duckworth video created in the early 1980′s by founder Ernie Duckworth and his wife and son. At the time, this was state-of-the-art production, shot on 8mm film and edited together with tape and a razor blade.
The video covers a number of different segments including one early jet boat run all the way to Hells Canyon Dam on the Snake River. The narration is just priceless. Please leave your comments on the YouTube. Enjoy and thanks for watching.
Here are a few images of a recent trip to Astoria, Ore. in the Duckworth Offshore. It’s the perfect chariot for chasing the salmon run and catching limits. Getting cold? Warm up in the luxurious cabin and give the other guys a turn to catch some fish.