San Diego, CAUnited States
A native Oregonian, Captain Clint Funderburg began his fishing career nearly 30 years ago at the young age of 12 by taking a job as a deckhand. By 17 he was running boats for other captains. By 18 he had become the proud owner of his first boat. Now based in San Diego, and the owner of his fourth boat, the F/V Kraken, Captain Clint fishes for bigeye tuna, opah, swordfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo and monchong (pomfret) in the waters between California and Hawaii. He shares fishing responsibilities with Captain Joe Crisci with whom he alternates runs. He counts his nephew among his crew of six men, as well as his wife who manages shoreside logistics. Ask him what he likes best about fishing and he’ll reply with a common theme among longtime fisherman: the freedom!