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!
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.
The squid season is California is wrapping up after another banner year. This would the the 5th consecutive year that the entire quota of 118,000 tons has been caught early. Even with the El Niño trends, squid still seems to be thriving in the waters off of Caifornia. Here's a nice panorama shot as we were crusing off of Mugu Canyon.
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.