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, Jake 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.
His personality and charisma carried him from greenhorn to full-share deckhand to deck boss, under Captain Sig Hansen.
In 2010 Jake obtained his USCG Mate 1600-ton fishing license and Master 100-ton license with the goal of becoming captain of his own ship some day soon.
Jake Anderson recently made the tough decision to leave the Northwestern to join Mike Wilson and the Kiska Sea, where he hopes to take over as captain when Mike eventually retires from the wheelhouse.