|Fishing Vessel:||Golden Eye|
|Fish:||Albacore, Salmon, Rockfish, Halibut|
|Home Port:||Port Orford, OR|
|Years Fishing:||Since 2000|
|Spring Chinook salmon grilled on the BBQ. Lightly season with salt and brush with an orange juice and Bullseye BBQ sauce. Serve with a green salad, garlic bread and red wine.|
I have lived in Oregon all my life. Born and raised in Roseburg, OR and moved to the Port Orford area where I bought my 32-foot fishing boat, the Golden Eagle, and have been fishing ever since. Port Orford is a great place to live and fish. It is very easy for any and all people interested in getting involved in a community project in the town to do so.
I was one of the first fishermen to get involved in the Pacific Fish Trax’s salmon Project CROOS. Scott Boley encouraged me to do so and I am very glad I did. I served as the Fisher fleet manager and also captured information for the scientific research. There are many great benefits to Pacific Fish Trax projects. One that I am excited about is the ability to build kinship between consumers and us fishermen.
I have loved fishing from the very moment when, at the age of eight, I caught my first salmon on the Umpqua river. To be able to fish for a living is even better. I don’t have to keep a schedule, I get out of it of what I put in to it and I have an incredible office where I get to see amazing sunrises and sunsets.
When I am not out fishing, I spend a lot of time working to preserve the fish and its habitats. I am very active in the Klamath Riverkeeper (http://www.klamathriver.org/), Port Orford Ocean Resource Team (http://www.oceanresourceteam.org/), and the Pacific Marine Conservation Council.