Growing up in the coastal town of Reedsport, OR, Dan’l spent a large part of his childhood fishing and crabbing on his Dad’s commercial fishing boat, the Mary Louise. To this day, legendary stories still float around the local watering holes in Winchester Bay about Danl’s and going out fishing with their father, surfing giant breaking waves on the mouth of the Umpqua River in their small boat when all other vessels wouldn’t dare to go out.
After years of pursuing a career as a mechanic in the valley, the bountiful lifestyle of the Oregon Coast came calling. Dan’l decided to move back home to Winchester Bay, and shortly after reconnected with his old fishing buddy, Tyler Long. Tyler just so happened to be starting his new business purchasing fish from boats and asked Dan’l to join the team to help run the operation. Dan’l hopped in to help Tyler grow his purchasing business, and the rest as they say… is fishtory.
Dan’l is our “fishmonger”, making sure we have the freshest fish available directly from our local boats around Winchester Bay. He can also be found out on his fishing boat, the Mary Louise, catching Blue Box fresh tuna and salmon.