Mike Mayo, president of QiHooks, is a fisherman.

My name is Mike Mayo. I started fishing in 1968 for surf smelt and out of Trinadad, Cal. I trolled in 1971 out of Trinadad for Mike Starkey aboard the F/V Zigzag. Then in 1976 i bought the F/V Helen in Juneau, a 1928 wood double ender troller/longliner. I started longlining that spring for halibut out of Sitka, Alaska. in 1977 I started fishing for black cod in Chatham Straits. My first trip was 8 days and I caught 76 pounds of halibut. The next trip i had 1,000 pounds. The third trip i had 1,200 pounds in one day. Since then, I have fished from 300 miles off San Francisco [the Boatel Seamount] to past Kistka in the Bering Sea. Mostly longlining. about 98% in Alaska. 12 years ago I decided maybe i would try to make a better hook. Hence Qi [pronounced chi] hooks got born. Qi is your essence. Or, in this case you catching the fish. We started out with longline hooks then some of my troller friends asked me to make some troll hooks. So we did. They like them. Then tuna hooks. We are willing to help you fish better if we can. If you have problems with our hooks, please let us know. Myself, my kids, my friends are fishermen.


Patrick Crenna, who takes charge of spoons, is a second generation troller.


Patrick J. Crenna was born to Carolyn and Chuck Crenna in Coopeville Washington. At three months of age he started his lifelong journey into the world of commercial fishing, his parents purchased the Radio in Ilwaco, Washington and hand steered and navigated by charts north to Alaska with Patrick and his older sister Shasta, age six, aboard. 

The Crenna family landed in Pelican Alaska, a small coastal fishing island community  only accessible by boat or seaplane. Throughout his childhood Patrick grew with a love of fishing and adventure as his family traveled to Pelican, Alaska in the summers to Salmon fish.

At 24, he bought his first fishing boat and continued in the Alaska Salmon Troll industry. He bought the F/V Norwester to help support his young family. In 2009, he met and later married the love of his life Coral (Mayo) Crenna. Coral also grew up in a fishing family and spent her many summers of her childhood of the waters of Kodiak tendering salmon on her families fishing boat, F/V Coral lee. Together they continued in the fishing industry.

As their family (Dylan, 14, Morgan, 10, Dominique, 6) and fishing business continued to grow Patrick and Coral realized the need for a larger and more versatile vessel and purchased the F/V Ilona B., They continue to pass on the love, adventure and work ethic necessary to make a living off the waters of Alaska to their children (3rd generation of fishermen) by taking them freezer trolling in the summers. 


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Jeb Morrow


PO BOX 811
Petersburg, AK 99833

Jeb Morrow is a second generation fisherman born and raised Alaskan.
As one of company founder Michael Mayo's older sons, he has fished
numerous years inside the family's fishing business. Starting on deck
when he was 14, he has fished every year of his life since, and
continues to do so while expanding his industry reach into sales and
other ventures. In 2019 he used sablefish slinky pots almost
exclusively for over 200,000 round pounds of the black cod he
delivered that season, and is happy to talk about his experiences with
them! He has also used the company's hooks and is excited help bring
both to the fleet, just shoot him a text or email at

Note: Texting and email is best for quickest response if he is not
able to answer the phone when you call during the season. Thanks!

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