And Captain Jonny's no average joe. The former commercial fisherman has traveled the country by bus for 17 years, selling fish that he buys in bulk from large coastal seafood processors. “I'm a sailor on the highway,” he said Friday.
His “Red Dog” bus, parked temporarily on a lot near the Bend Walmart on U.S. Highway 97, is a former Montana school bus that holds around one and a half tons of fish (before, he drove an old Portland transit bus). Captain Jonny plans to sell fish in 5- and 10-pound quantities in Bend for a week before hitting the road again.