You can't make this stuff up: My thirty years as Captain in the Bering Sea (Paperback)
Come aboard as Captain Jack reveals his wild and dangerous world in the Bering and Arctic Seas. Experience complications with other boats, ferocious winters, how he managed to keep his boat and crew safe in hurricane force winds, and still bring in the best possible catch. Captain Jack gives an honest account of how he managed his personal struggles as well as dealt with difficult deckhands and crazy captains to become a respected leader in the icy northern waters. You'll love the adventure and come away with leadership strategies to empower your own life.Starting as a greenhorn deckhand on the Columbia, a 123-foot Marco fishing boat, in the king crab boom era of 1980, he rose to captain in 1987. Captain Jack ran the Columbia until 2013, fishing year-round in brutal winters and long summers. After 2013, he ran Norseman II, the research vessel, in ice-covered Arctic waters. His last few years found him running the Aleutian Ballad and Cornelia Maria during summers to give their famous captains on the "Deadliest Catch" TV show a much-needed break. Today, Jack uses his charisma and incredible photography to thrill audiences of all ages. www.jackmolan.com You Can't Make This Stuff Up will take you on a ride you'll never forget."I've known Jack my whole life, and he was never known to let a little B.S.] get in the way of a GREAT story. But sometimes, to quote Jack himself, 'You can't make this stuff up '" Captain Casey McManus, Cornelia Marie, featured on "The Deadliest Catch""Jack Molan eloquently and expertly brings to life that of a captain in the Bering Sea Captain Mike Storey, Pegasus "Thanks, Captain Jack What a great story. It gave me goosebumps because I felt like I was in the wheelhouse, too." (regarding acceptance of "Wicked Winter Night" for publication) Cory Lowe, editor Grund ns USA"I always enjoyed fishing alongside Captain Jack, a top-notch performer who made it look easy in a tough environment-always ready and available if a boat was in trouble and as elusive as ever when the bite was on. So glad he was] an ally and not a foe " Captain Howard Malcom, from the wheelhouse of the Northern Patriot "Jack Molan is known to his fellow captains as an excellent fisherman who is open-minded and wishes success for all...I relished his comradery and his excitement for the thrill of the kill " Captain Gary Hanson, from the wheelhouse of the Golden Dawn"Jack stands out] in my mind as one of the captains who]...thought outside of the box to... harvest]...fish in the most efficient way and deliver the highest quality product. He was a pleasure to work with and always presented a positive attitude in a high-stress environment." Dave Abbasian, Western Alaska Operations, Trident Seafoods Corporation"I have...watched Jack] turn young greenhorns into seasoned deckhands, and those] deckhands into old salts. Combine that with a lifetime on the water and surfing in... many countries, Jack is] truly a waterman's waterman. The Bering Sea is not the same without Jack in it." Captain Jim Howard"For years I had the pleasure of working alongside Capt. Jack Molan and his lovely wife, Joanne. We looked forward to having Capt. Jack come alongside to offload his catch because his fish were the best we ever processed. Also, he always saved three to four...king salmon for me to smoke I'm retired now, and I miss those summer days visiting with...Joanne and Capt. Jack. We have a lot of sea stories to tell." Captain Joe Pirak.
Captain Jack lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife, Joanne, but he often travels to give presentations on Princess Cruise ships as well as all kinds of venues on land. He loves to hear from readers, so visit him on Facebook to leave a comment, check out his latest photos, learn interesting facts about wildlife and the sea, and find out about upcoming events. If you'd like Captain Jack to speak in your community, visit www.jackmolan.com www.facebook.com/JackMolanPhotography