When the Dust Bowl brought the Evans’ family west from Oklahoma, they settled in Exeter, California, where a young Travis met the love of his live, Katherine Kostaras. By the time Evans finished his first (and only) quarter studying farming at CalPoly, he was a commercial fisherman. In 1942, Evans married Katherine, and together they raised eight children. Two sons followed their father to the sea; both are now retired from fishing.
Captain Evans has owned many boats over the years; he currently owns two, the F/V Lucy L and the F/V Gardena. He has fished just about every type of gear there is, including crab pots, long lines, gillnets, trawl nets and hooks. Today he still actively fishes out of Port San Luis, delivering fresh-caught halibut to local markets in Morro Bay and Avila daily, weather permitting.
An unwavering faith in the Lord has sustained the Evans family for many years, and Captain Evans shares his faith with others by writing stories and poems about the Lord and fishing. When asked what he liked best about fishing, Captain Evans replied, “I like the way of life fishing affords, the many true friends and long-term relationships.”
Some of the places you can buy Captain Evans’ fresh-caught halibut and other fish include:
With wrinkled time-worn hands
Half folded in her lap,
She relaxed in her easy chair
And caught an early nap.
And as she rested there,
My eyes filled with tears,
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On a warm, sunny afternoon in August of 1966, our 15 year old son and I were about 75 miles offshore of central Oregon in our fishing boat, the “Yankee Girl”. The albacore tuna were biting like... Read More.
In the dim and distant past,
When life’s pace wasn’t quite so fast,
Grandmas used to sit and rock and knit,
And tat, crochet and sometimes even babysit.
Now the dear o... Read More.
People say I’m getting old.
I’ve heard this many times untold.
Now this old shell in which I dwell
Is growing old, I know quite well,
But I myself am not the shell.
You can find this fisherman at:Port San Luis
Types of fish caught:Lingcod