2020 has come an end an what a wild ride it was! There were many ups and downs, probably more downs given the circumstances, but we here at J&M are extremely grateful to still be in business and going strong. This wouldn’t be possible with out the continued love and support all of you have given us. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and can’t wait to see what fishing holds for us all in 2021!
Our skippers Danny, Rod, & John have each written a recap of 2020 and included are some photos of our amazing catches from the year!
2020 was a year that almost forced me into doing what I enjoy so much: Chasing fish around the big blue Pacific. From Albacore off Fort Bragg to Bluefin, yellowtail, and rockfish west of San Diego. What else should I guy do when all is shut down due to the pandemic? I will say however the highlight of 2020 for me was the invasion of massive bluefin tuna right here in our own backyard! I saw miles of tuna in a biomass that would have impressed even the most experienced long rang fisherman. A bit of a learning curve, but we were hugely successful in wrangling some of these monsters. None of these monsters were less than 150 pounds! Next year we will be even more ready to take on these wild invaders!
We sat around for what seemed like an eternity. There was no light at the end of the tunnel.June, June was the month. All hands on deck. We received the green light to operate again. Many protocols were set in to action to be able to continue. Finally, I felt a since of normalcy. Business started to pick up. People wanted to get out of their houses and feel the cleansing of the ocean air. Still we were on the edge of our seats wondering how long it would last.
Well, it’s still going. It wouldn’t be possible without the relentless team work of our captains, crew, shop crew, management and ownership. Most importantly, you, the fishermen and women who came out and supported us. To that, I am eternally grateful. We all stuck together and persevered through a very difficult time.
Now on to 2021.
LET’S DO THIS!!!!