Jake Jolibois, who learned to fish from his father, has been on the water for over 14 years. He has fished everything from salmon to cod to crab.
He once had a fierce allegiance to long-time friend Captain “Wild” Bill before parting ways with the Kodiak in Season 8. He continued his career as a crab fisherman, and spent this past summer cod fishing with Captain Elliott on the Saga, but left that boat to join the more profitable Cornelia Marie as a full-share deckhand.
Jake, Travis Lofland, and Zack Fritz found their stride during King, and he trusts Casey McManus and Josh Harris in the wheelhouse. But Jake has broken down physically and mentally on many occasions in past seasons when the going got tough, so it remains to be seen whether he can keep up for Opies.