Capt. Fred E. Bird
Fred E Birds first fishing trip to Montauk was aboard The
Jigger, Captain Howie Carroll, Sr.’s
boat. By 1957, he landed a job with the Viking Fleet and worked for
Captain Carl Forsberg, the fleet’s
In 1961, he purchased his first boat and named it The Flying
In 1969, he bought his second party boat, The Jigger, from Captain Howie
This was the boat on which he made his first Fishing trip. He
renamed the Flying Cloud II.
He partnered up in advertising with Captain Dusty Doerzbecker and marketed Bird and
In 1977, he bought the boat that he presently has today, and
on which he has been fishing the waters of Montauk for over sixty years.