Good to see you in Bass Harbor earlier this week.. Thanks for the photo op.. Wanted to get one of your shirts.. waited for you for a while when you went down to the boat but had to leave with my friends.. email me at wjbeaton3@ hot mail.com
you guys seem like good guys and you look like you know what you are doing. You should not be in the same race to as the other boats. You should be a side act, or they should have a 3 stick guy contest as a side act. your fishery is just plain different. Shorter season and so on.
Good luck, enjoy watching you
Miss fishing in Manasquan for Stripers with Jimmy everyday before school..he is a great fisherman, taught me a lot! Good luck Tuna hunting
Jimmy your Mom is my cousin. I live in Colorado Springs.She told me of this exciting adventure you have been experiencing. Congratulations on achieving these skills. I'm looking forward to following
Marcia Lehmann Garnett
Gawd ! How you bring back some wonderful memories. I had the pleasure(or should i say honor) of fishing with Ed Gerry on the "Scoot II" out of Beverley in 1968. i remember one night when Ed came into port yelling to "get the wrecker. I got 7 fish in the boat and afraid she'll sink when I back her down!" Herbie Randall was also active and "Trigger" Watson from Beverley was the spotter.
Ed's son Doug went on to fish out of Perkins Cove for a number of years.
I'll have to dig out the photos from those days.
Remember, at that time bluefin were bringing $0.25 per pound.
Thanks guys, Great Show
And then came "hollywood" ....
Myself and old friend Bill Rowe had bumped into each other down at the Cape Ann Brewery one night and were just catching up with each other when a boat wheeled into Compass Seafoods to offload what appeared to be a sizable tuna. We were making small talk about the "Wicked Tuna" show that seemed to be taking over peoples Sunday night tv viewing. We both were talking about the guys cast on the show and both said " you know who'd really be good for that show ? Hollywood" ! Funny that all summer during my outings to go fetch something, somewhere in town, I'd see Capt Bill here and there. I'd give him a toot of the horn and a wave. Later on in the summer at the Bluefin Blowout I bumped into Capt Bill and we talked for a few minutes. I told him he would be great on the show and he just grinned. Later on he said that I might just see him on the show this upcoming season.
I am glad to see that he will in fact be featured on the show. Like Marciano, he is a lifelong fisherman and knows the ins and outs of the industry. My brother Scott "Pogie" who fished with a number of boats here in Gloucester told me that Hollywood would be one of the few guys left standing when all the regs shook out cause he can consistently catch fish whether gill-netting or chasing tuna and that he had the salt to be in it for the long haul. He just worked smarter and harder than a lot of guys.
I think you'll find out just how good he is darting tuna in this years Season 3 of Wicked Tuna.
Hats off to Hollywood......show them how its done.