Cap'n Mike's Holy Smoke


Cap’n Mike and Sally Hiebert, along with 1-full-time employee, Dana Machado, and some part-time employees


Before the salmon called him, Cap’n Mike was a Methodist minister and pastoral counselor. In the late 1980s he moved to Bodega Bay and became a licensed sea captain, catching and smoking King salmon. He smokes all of his fish in the time-honored tradition of the Pacific Northwest, slowly over Alderwood fire in a custom-made smoker. Sally and the Cap’n started the San Francisco lox sandwich business in 2005, making lox sandwiches, soups & salads to eat at the farmers market. Dana has been working for the Cap’n and Sally for almost 20 years. Now, he oversees all production and manages the business.


When he started, the Cap’n caught all his own fish, but as the business expanded, he began to rely on other fisherfolk. All fish are wild and from the Pacific Ocean. All products are free of chemicals, nitrates, and preservatives.