Author Archives: Fred Cooper

About Fred Cooper

Alaska resident at the time of statehood and returns annually; professional civil engineer and for 35 years owner of an engineering company; skipper of the Nordic Quest; author, avid fisherman and world traveler. Lives with his wife and their water-loving standard schnauzer in Portland, Oregon.

Photo of the Week

Sundowners while grilling on a gorgeous evening in SE Alaska.

Posted in Alaska, Chartering, Photo of the Week | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Photo of the Week

Oh what a good day of halibut fishing!

Posted in Alaska, Fishing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Photo of the Week

Picking keepers from a Tanner Crab pot, Excursion Inlet, Alaska.

Posted in Alaska, Fishing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Photo of the Week

The Chilkat Range from Southern Lynn Canal

Posted in Alaska, Geology, Photo of the Week, Photography, Places | Tagged | Leave a comment

Photo of the Week

108# Pacific Halibut Caught at Strawberry Island in Glacier Bay

Posted in Fishing, Fishing, Fishing Holes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

2018 Southeast Alaska Halibut Fishing

Preliminary results based on word-of-mouth from charter skippers and sport fishermen indicate that 2018 has been a pretty good year so far for catching decent size halibut. In the Icy Strait/Glacier Bay area, guided boats are releasing a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, Fishing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Photo of the Week

Dock at El Capitan Cave, Prince of Wales Island

Posted in Alaska, Photo of the Week, Photography, Places | Tagged | Leave a comment

Photo of the Week

Entering El Capitan Passage, Prince of Wales Island

Posted in Alaska, Photo of the Week | Tagged | Leave a comment

Photo of the Week

Frederick Sound Fog Bank

Posted in Alaska | Tagged | Leave a comment

A Day of Remembrance

This Memorial Day I have someone special to remember–the grandfather I never met. In fact, I had never known much of anything about Fred Harmon Cooper, the person after whom I am named. He was presumably divorced from my grandmother … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment