“Don’t just survive. Learn to thrive!”

Capt. Jack Molan: Speaker & Author from the edge


Captain Jack fished the remote Aleutian Islands for thirty-five years. Starting on the 123- foot Marco fishing boat Columbia as a greenhorn deckhand in the king crab boom era of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, he rose to captain of the same vessel in 1987.

Jack gives readers the insider’s view of the sometimes harrowing, yet satisfying, fisherman’s life in the northern seas on the Columbia, in brutal winters and foggy summers until 2013, and he describes maneuvering through the ice-covered Arctic waters on the research vessel Norseman II in 2014 and 2015. Over the last few summer seasons,  Jack has also captained the “Deadliest Catch” vessels Aleutian Ballad and Cornelia Marie.

And family life? Captain Jack shows how separation from loved ones and reconnecting with “normal” on land can be a challenge. Anytime he could, he brought his family along. His wife, son, and both daughters have all worked on and around the Bering Sea.  Jack has recently left the sea captain’s life to be an author and public speaker.



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Join Captain Jack Molan as he talks about his adventures as captain on the Bering Sea and wildlife photographer. Learn the Marketing Strategy of Capt Jack Molan of Reality TV's Deadliest Catch. Joining Jack will be content creation guru, Bill Belew. This is a live...

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Stories from the Bering Sea and Beyond
Hosted by Mark Caylor

Feb 19th, 2018

EP 1 CAPTAIN JACK MOLAN, “You Can’t make This Stuff Up...”

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2 weeks ago

Capt Jack

Thanks Laura Meryl Herring, the book saga will continue following an upcoming speaking gig...:-)"Be aware and listen well to your elders oh young ones, for amongst the clans, things are not as they seem"
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2 weeks ago

Capt Jack

From two years ago, seems like a long time. back then, I posted "I want to get into public speaking"
Following a whirlwind summer speaking on cruise ships, I'll be a keynote speaker in Las Vegas soon. I can't say much, but it's pretty big time for me...:-)My motivation to write has come from just this kind of thing.
Observing Eagles (and nature)... freezing the action (and learning) is such a bright spot in my life.
Image #1 was shot with 300 MM lens on full choke. I had anticipated this eagle pulling this maneuver based on wind direction, his desired perch, near me at over 100 meters away from him. Was across the wind, he would have to adjust the whole way in.
At this air speed, Eagles always look where they are going, his current position will be gone the blink of an eye. (Maybe a good metaphor for life) Ready to roll over into a hard banked turn, eyes fixed on a 1" steel pipe rail on my ship, so far away, a human would barely be able see what he is shooting for. This is the creature that could read newsprint at 100 meters.
The set up, looking at the goal is how we are taught to ride motorcycles. (I know I am still transitioning off the bike..:-))
Image #2, full air brakes, feather reversed to increase low speed flight. Perfect 10 point landing. Still eyes on the spot, all the way in, his body pitched and swung in the gusts, but the eyes never wavered. After hitting his rail spot, he swings one talon over another to rotate 180 degrees and get a good look at me. I got the distinct feeling he knew he had impressed me, but no big deal, "I do this kinda stuff all the time dude" I am slack jawed! Just shaking my head and laughing! "Live amazed"
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3 weeks ago

Capt Jack

I LOVE finding things I forgot! This jumped from my computer... Stephanie Hall took this with an iPhone, she graciously loaned it to me...Thanks so much Steph! These kind of things exsist folks...:-) ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Capt Jack

Last call! Free "end of summer" image... Send your email in messenger (for privacy) I'll send this out Saturday evening...:-) ... See MoreSee Less

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