We have all weathered severe storms at sea, but many fishermen find the biggest storms are the ones we find in our personal lives. I'm not going into personal details, but 2014 was a tough year for me. When life isn't really going your way, change is usually the best solution. I've decided to skip fishing in Alaska this year and continue fishing in California for squid. Change is good! That's exactly what I want from this site. I have grown bored of the usual postings on this site and I'm looking to freshen up the site with more unique stories and content. I'm looking for any suggestions or even guest bloggers that would like to share their own commercial fishing stories with our viewers. I'm also planning a new podcast coming up in 2015, called “DockTalk” and it will be a weekly podcast that focuses on recent news stories and seafood market information. I appreciate your continued support and interest in this internet endeavor and I'm excited to bring a new fresh approach to commercial fishing news.
I think of this poem every holiday season. My thoughts and understanding go out to all men and women at sea this Christmas. I hope this poem brings a smile to your face. Merry Fishmas!
I found some local Christmas cheer in the Fishermen's Terminal this season on a recent trip thru Ballard. Kudos to the M/V Maximo for going the distance on the Christmas spirit. Happy Holidays!
Check out this years incredible Parade of Lights in Ventura Harbor this Christmas. The entire harbor village comes together for this cheerful holiday tradition. I know this has been attempted in Alaska, as well. However, we rarely have the pleasant weather that Ventura County does. Anyways, it looks like a ton of fun!
Every Christmas, Ventura Harbor lights up the local harbor with a fantastic parade of lights. Here's a shot of the squid seiner the Ocean Angel III before the big parade. It's a shame, I missed the event by one weekend. I've been so busy traveling and visiting friends for the holidays that I haven't had much internet time. Have yourself a Merry Christmas!
This is my most recent video from my squid fishing adventure in California. The edit doesn't have too much crew footage, but I have a ton of GoPro 4 data to play around with for another crew remix. The video was shot and edited completely on the iPhone 6 with the new Replay App that was showcased at Macworld this fall. Make sure to wait for the HD To buffer. The lighting effects are best viewed under 1080.
California lobster is in full effect on south coast. These spiny delights were discovered in Ventura Harbor during a recent offload. Sounds like 20 bucks a pound for these whoppers. #eatmoreseafood
Maggie Bursch shares an amazing video diary of her first year running a boat in Bristol Bay. Come along and share her adventure as she and her crew try to conquer wild salmon and fierce competition in one of Alaska's most popular fisheries.