Tom BuchananHi, I’m Tom Buchanan. I’ve been commercial fishing wild Alaskan salmon since 1972. I own and run the seiner F/V Dolly B and fish from Lower Cook Inlet (Katchemak Bay area) to Seward (Resurrection Bay) and all open areas in between.

I’ve got videos on YouTube of my boats fishing and of me sport fishing — come watch and enjoy!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below and I’ll reply as soon as I can. You can contact me at tmbfish @ (take out the spaces).

11 Responses to Contact

  1. Mike says:

    I’m considering a 28′ Hamm to do a bit of longline fishing.
    I’d be interested in you opinion of the boats.
    I’ve been told they ride rough and don’t do well in a chop.



  2. Tom Buchanan says:

    There is always a lot to consider when you start out in any fishery. I have a lot of respect for the 28′ Hamm hull. It has proven to me, a very safe boat in any kind of weather. We actually modified the boat considerably over the years to suit our fishery. As for longline fishing, I would say it would depend on where you are trying to fish, and what kind of weather you expect to fish in.
    If you email me your phone number. I can try to answer any other questions you may have.

    Thanks, Tom

  3. BIFF FRANKLIN says:

    Hello Tom & Marguerita,
    As was trying to Call you since i returned home from the Seattle Marine show. We talk about some Diamond Plate Matting and I would like to give you a Qo on the Mtrl.
    They make it in 36″ and 48″ Wide and the colors or Grey and Black. Please feel free to
    call me anytime. Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving and Enjoy your weekend. Thanks for your Time. Biff Franklin

  4. Michael Hoppe (Polasik) says:

    Hello, I am trying to contact my cousin Janet Buchanan could you forward my phone # to her it is 360-710-8527 Thank you.

  5. gary brownsberger says:

    What would be the cost for you to process and ship a fifty pound box of fresh caught fish to Florida? I may not be able to take it on the plane home.

  6. Patrick Willerscheidt says:

    I would like to try your kippered salmon how much for a jar please let me know

  7. Alexa Davenport says:

    I found the name “Janet Buchanon” on a list of permit holders in South Naknek, I looked up the name and found this website–I don’t mean to be invasive–I hoped you could give me some direction.
    My thanks in advance for your time.

    My name is Alexa Davenport. I am a college student wanting to fish in Naknek for the summer of 2017.
    I am CPR certified, not at all squeamish, on the USC triathlon team, and have absolutely no experience in this industry. What can I do to make myself a better applicant?

    I really want this job for something to feel proud of–I suppose I believe that we should do things that are worthwhile, or at least that I should. The idea of another summer spent doing an easy job at a pool or even a difficult job at a desk sounds immensely unsatisfying. College is degrading and I want something to strip me away from the pettiness of my university and make me feel part of something bigger than myself.

    More than putting me in my place in this world and humbling me, I feel that this job would bring me a much longed for purpose.

    Before contacting anyone, I had planned on just showing up in Naknek in May with a backpack full of soap and sweats. From what a couple of helpful deckhand contacts have told me, this could be extremely unsuccessful and reckless. They told me to contact a skipper.

    I am not going to ask you for a job because I figure that you already have a solid crew since you’ve been fishing for so long. But I do want to ask if you know anyone who might consider hiring someone green for the summer. I would be available from May 15th to August 20th; I’ve never drank or smoked and I don’t plan on starting that over the summer. When do captains begin compiling their crews?

    If you do not feel comfortable giving me contacts or recommending me to those in your circle, I understand. I understand that when you choose your crew you are making an investment in their ability, the potential product, and the smoothness of the season. If this is the case, do you have any recommendations for me to find a job?

    Much appreciation,
    Alexa Davenport

  8. conner thomas says:

    Please give me a call today so we can set up the shipping. Will be 2 day air…but give me a call


    Conner Thomas

  9. hey Tom it’s travis from 2009 had a blast thank you for experience on the dolly b. with never forget port dick and the jelly fish burning on your wrists. I fight amateur mma. fighting http://www.wxc.come wxc 66 in detroit. If you need someone ever again please let me know.

  10. alan parks says:

    I am interested in talking-to you regarding CIAA cost recovery program and your proposal 39


  11. Alan parks says:

    Hi Tom this Alan Parks from Homer

    Do you have time for more discussion about CIAA?

    If you are when would be a good time to chat?


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