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Jake Anderson    

Commercial Fisherman, Captain of the F/V Saga on Discovery's "Deadliest Catch" & Skateboarder

A fourth generation fisherman, Jake Anderson has always lived close to the sea. Born in Forks, Washington, he grew up in the fishing town of Anacortes, Washington, surrounded by generations of fishermen. Raised in this rich environment, Anderson took to the sea at an early age with his uncle Brian Mavar.

At 17 he was fishing salmon off Bristol Bay in Alaska, at 20 he was on a trawler processor and at 25 he began pot fishing. Just one year later, he became a greenhorn on the F/V Northwestern, where he worked for the next six years. His hard work and charisma carried him from greenhorn to full-share deckhand to relief deck boss, under Captain Sig Hansen. Although Anderson has experienced his fair-share of trials, and he's also worked to overcome them. Since his sister's sudden death and his father's murder, Anderson has matured - and aged - dramatically.

Anderson beat addiction in 2010, and that same year he obtained his USCG Mate 1600-ton fishing license and Master 100-ton license with the goal of becoming captain of his own ship. In 2013 he was offered a co-captaining position with F/V Kiska Sea, but problems with the crew and mishandling by management forced Anderson to return to the Northwestern. Anderson got his break in 2015, when he was offered the captain’s chair on F/V Saga. Just two days after the birth of his first son, Aiden, Anderson took command of the wheelhouse of the Saga and led the crew through a challenging—but successful—Opie season. His leadership continues to blossom as he transforms the Saga into a crab-killing machine that cements his place amongst the greats.



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