Ben is a pretty cool guy. He co-skips the F/V Tommyknocker with his co-pilot Jesse Weideman. He doesn’t go much of anywhere without his pal Beard, the good looking Aussie you’ll often see in our photos. This is Ben’s fifth salmon season, but his first as skipper. Don’t wish him luck, he prefers “have fun!”

Ben “Black Beard” Tietge