Ilwaco Bait Dock
Columbia River Bait Company
This is more of a summer job. What I do in the morning is pull boats in with rope, tie the boat down to the dock and get them what they need. The fishermen stop by in the morning if they want fresh live bait before they go out to the ocean and fish. We give the charter offices their bait around here in the mornings and at night we kill bait around 5 P.M. and deliver at the least 100 pounds of dead fresh bait. You can work from 4 A.M. and close the bait dock around 1 P.M. and then come back around 4:30 P.M and kill night time bait and do not get done until 7-7:30 P.M. That is what I did every day during the weekend and always did the night kill but I only did the morning work at the dock 3 to 4 times a week but always ran between the dock and the fish hatchery which is also located in Ilwaco.