Captain Jim Ansara began fishing at age 10 with his older brother in a 16’ wooden dory in Ipswich Bay. At 18 he was fishing out of Cape Cod: first jigging, then long-lining cod on George’s Banks. Jim soon turned to construction for his occupation, becoming a carpenter and electrician, and then building his own company.
During the next 20 years he continued to fish and in 2001 he returned to fishing full-time. Drawing on his mechanical skills, Jim first built the Northern Bay 36 Anna B, and then completed the Karen Lynn last year. Jim specializes in and particularly enjoys shark and tuna trips. Jim holds a 50-ton USCG Masters Captain’s License.