OleBob's (pronounced: Oh-lee-Bobs)
We are a family-owned, premier retail seafood market located at the Port of Ilwaco on the Long Beach Washington Peninsula. The charming fishing village of Ilwaco is nestled in between the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean at the very southwest corner of Washington State. Long known as the "salmon fishing capital of the world," the Port of Ilwaco is now also known for its export of Dungeness crab and Albacore tuna.
OleBob's is named after Bob Hagerup (father of owners Sue and Bill Hagerup) and his best friend and fishing partner Alan "Ole" Olson. Schoolteachers by trade, the two men also gillnet fished on the lower Columbia River. For their cherished annual fishing treks to Alaska they converted an old "sailing vessel" into a bow-picker and dubbed it the "OleBob." Pictures of them and their boat adorn the market.