|Wanna have a blast? Wanna relax? Wanna catch fish? (Yeah, that’s what you really want!) Come visit the crew of the Hula Girl. This family has fishing in its blood and is now in its fourth generation. The most experienced captain, Jack Westrick (pictured on right) operated the first Hula Girl beginning in 1962. Jack is quite retired now but he makes occasional dock appearances to share some great fishn’ stories. Steve, (pictured on left) started as the baitboy for Jack at the ripe old age of 8 years (boy, Jack must have had some patience). Now, Steve is in the over 50 crowd and has his own son, Jason (pictured center with Cooper). Jason, now 30 himself, has worked on the boat while growing up since he was 10. After achieving his degrees from Central Washington University in 2005, Jason was drawn back to the family business and shortly after studied for and acquired his Ocean Operators License, (skipper’s license) “The water just gets in the blood” So the family fishing team continues! Of course the really huge news for us is the short little deckhand in the orange tee shirt. Jason married in 2009 and their new son (my grandson!) Cooper, was born May 23, 2011. With all the fish we’ll be feeding him we expect him to grow fast, so watch him grow, and probably even bait your hook in a few years! FISH ON! Add one more grand daughter to this story! Not pictured yet is Lily who arrived August 4th, 2012, right during fishing season, and a beautiful "keeper" she is.|
|About the boat: This is actually the
third Hula Girl. As we updated over the years we just renamed the vessel
to Hula Girl. She’s a modern 50 foot fiberglass twin screw with
plenty of ponies (Deere) to get us there. During the winter of 08-09 the
Hula Girl was completely refitted with brand new John Deere engines –
smooth running and very quiet with a cruising speed of 16 knots. You can
feel comfortable and confident to know you’re riding on the most
up to date technology available in the marine industry. The Hula Girl
is also sporting a new exterior paint job, completed in the 2011 offseason.
She also has state of the art electronics which are the fish’s worst
nightmare! On Salmon and Bottom fish trips she accommodates 22 fishers
and on halibut trips about 18 passengers. The Hula Girl has 12 volt and
110 electricity throughout, a heated cabin and microwave oven for your
convenience. There are also 2 designated heads available, one for the
Gulls and one for the Buoys.
|The Hula Girl specializes in trips
offered through Westport Charters. Salmon,
Halibut/Bonus, Rockfish and Ling Cod, and Combination Salmon/Bottomfish
trip. All delicious eating fish and exciting to pursue. On the Hula Girl
we love to have fun and the crew will always work especially hard
for you. After all, in a business like this it's the customer referrals
and repeat clients that keep us afloat! We Care! Come visit Jason and
Steve. Let us help you make memories. FISH ON!