Crew Spotlight | Jay Fisher | “The Fish Whisperer”

The best part of commercial fishing is the opportunity to work with incredible people. I was lucky enough to make a friend for life in Jay Fisher. In my earliest years of fishing, I remember Jay working on the F/V Bobetta and trading sets beside the F/V Coral Sea. Over the years, Jay and I became close friends and found ourselves working together on the F/V Kona Rose. I coined the title, “The Fish Whisperer” for Jay because of his level of focus in the skiff. My favorite years of southeast seining were working with Jay. So, I was overjoyed to learn that Jay would be running his own boat, the Jensen Reagan in 2011. The first year of being a captain for Jay was humbling and he found himself back as a crew the following year. The key is, Jay never gave up, and that lesson is most important now. Jay is currently fighting spinal meningitis and finds himself paralyzed from the neck down. Please keep him in your prayers and hope that we see him out on the water again. Good luck, buddy!

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Written by JuneauTek

Commercial Fishing Along The Pacific West Coast

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