Photo of Kyle Berger by Lucinda Williams
Brookings commercial fishing boat captain Kyle Berger spent Tuesday off the coast of Brookings catching salmon, most weighing 10 to 12 pounds each.
Berger, 32, who owns the Beverly B fishing vessel, has been a commercial fisherman for 10 years. He purchased the boat in 2014.
“Fishing for a living is my life. I do it because it’s what I love to do,” he said. “I like to be out on the open sea, catching salmon or tuna in the summer. In the winter, I’m chasing after Dungeness crab.”
Berger said he’s been waiting many years to be the captain of his own vessel.
“What an experience it is to be captain of a commercial fishing vessel. I never thought I would have gotten this opportunity,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to catching more fish this summer, with lots of laughs and having a good time. I hope that crab season treats us all very generously, because we all need it.”