It was 1972 when Vinton started fishing commercially at 12 years old, he purchased his first Puget Sound Dungeness crab permit (from the State) for $35.00 with money he made picking Strawberries; he then bought a dozen crab pots which he pulled by hand. Vint says "things have changed a bit over the years" At age 12 his life was changed forever, He made his first trip to Southeast Alaska at 13 with his brother Steve who was 18, he then purchased his first Puget Sound Gill-netter at age 18. In 1981 Vinton partnered with Bob Olson in Bristol Bay for a few seasons then moved on with his own operation at 24 and still fishes there today with a career that spans 45 years. Vint and his wife Charisse purchased Seabolts Smokehouse in 1995 and then opened Seabolts Restaurant in 2005 where they serve fresh wild caught seafood's to their customers. Vinton loves God, Family and Commercial Fishing in that order. Vint's favorite fishery however is Puget Sound Crab.