Two Words. Plunger Cam! Folks, we may have just reached the pinnacle in commercial fishing entertainment. I'm actually kinda surprised that it's taken this long to see a Plunger Cam, but I like it. Dayton Wagner delivers some really cool steady shots and some unique perspectives in this edit. Look for this video and many others in our upcoming Commercial Fishing Film Fest. Our sister site, http://www.fishfilmfest.com hosts thousands of hours of multiple fisheries. In November we will be annoucing details on the upcoming festival.
The harbor in Ventura, California is a real treat for any weary fishermen who has been stuck in too many dismal rainy ports of call. The beauty of Ventura Harbor is the touristy village that bustles with numerous restuarants, bars, and retail stores. The massive harbor is a nice mix of pleasure craft and commercial fishing boats. Did I mention that it's minutes away from surfing? Ventura Harbor is a fishermen's dream come true. If you are ever in the area, make sure to check it out.
Oh yes! Drone footage and awesome daylight squid fishing in Monteray, California. As always, Jason Crosby delivers a slick edit of the 2014 squid season, from the deck of the Ocean Angel II. Be sure to tune into http://www.fishfilmfest.com for all of the latest and great commercial fishing videos from the 2014 cycle. New updates are coming to the site and we will be annoucing our winter film tour in November.
The Ocean Angel II is a massive cable seiner, so safety is the number one concern while fishing at night. My new crewmember Juan, decided to introduce a little style to his hard hard. The inspiring drawing shows the Ocean Angel II making a nice big squid set. Awesome!
Oh yeah, I can almost here the faint sound of Barry White music in the background. Check out this video to how squid get it on! The egg sack is incredible. Just imagine how many baby squid are rolling around in that egg colony.
The squid fleet has harvested 97,605 square tons of the 118,000 quota as of October 10th, 2014. Luckily, I got the chance to come down to Ventura, California and help clean up the remains of season. This is the elusive prey of the vampire fishermen, Loligo Opalescens.
Yeah, I know… another Sitka Sunset pic! They are just so damn amazing!