F/V Kayla B
Santa Barbara, CAUnited States
Captain Craig Brooker has been fishing out of Santa Barbara for nearly 35 years, beginning as a tender on an abalone boat in 1973. Today he fishes primarily for sablefish (black cod) in the California Sablefish Fishery from his 30-foot fishing vessel, the Kayla B. After motoring out nearly four hours against the wind to the waters between Point Conception and San Miguel Island (where winds are notoriously fickle and seas can be very rough), he sets his hooks on in the evening, pulls in the catch in the early morning and then motors back to the harbor.