Another family fishing operation based in Ocean City is the famed Billfisher. From the age of 3, Capt. Jon Duffie spent his summers in Ocean City on the family boat and learned as most good captains do: from the bilges up. With his father, John; mother, Judy; and older brother, Jeremy, they fished as often as possible, starting with a 34-foot Luhrs and eventually moving up to the current boat, a 62-foot Spencer. "My father taught us a lot when we were out fishing," Duffie says. "He always stressed that we learn proper navigation on paper charts, not relying on GPS, and also proper maintenance. He used to say: 'That boat is carrying our family. It has to be safe.' I still remember those lessons."