Lead Captain Troy, Aka Eclipse, is returning for his 3rd year with Afishunt and has been fishing Alaskan waters for 9 years. Troy is a licensed Master Captain and brings his love of the open water to Alaskan Fishing.
After taking a year off driving truck for hurricane relief, we welcome back Captain Cooper! Hailing from Florida he loves Telling jokes and catching fish.
Hailing from more southern waters, Devin will be returning for his second season in 2021. He has been working on the water for more than 10 years and is a great asset to the Afishunt family.
Keegan is Alaskan born and raised. 2021 will be his 2nd year with Afishunt
Shane is graduating high school this year. This youth hockey player keeps up his strength on the waters in the summer.
Ethan Baker, another true Alaskan, loves spending his extra time outside and near the ocean.
We are proud of our equipment. As the only true USCG Inspected Vessels (CFR subchapter T) in Ninilchik, our big boats far exceed the safety requirements of six pack boats that advertise five star uninspected vessel ratings. All our four ocean boats have heated enclosed cabins and bathroom facilities on board. Our river drift boats are custom built for Alaskan salmon fishing by Hyde Boat Company and Willie Boats.
The “Hard Eight” is the first inspected vessel to operate in these waters. It is licensed for 10 persons plus crew (although we will only place eight for halibut fishing). We now take out those office parties and large families in one boat! It is a 32 foot by 10 foot aluminum-hulled cruiser with state-of-the-art Furuno integrated electronics and all the latest safety gear including life rafts. In 2008 we repowered this boat with twin 250hp Mercury Verados.
The “Exciter” is the second of our custom built 32 foot inspected vessels. Like the Hard Eight, it is Coast Guard inspected and approved for 10 persons, although we carry 8. It is equipped with the same electronics package as Hard Eight and is also powered by twin 250hp Mercury Verado motors.
The “Voyageur” is our third and newest custom-built 32 foot inspected vessel. A sistership to our two other subchapter “T” inspected boats, it is likewise certified to carry 10 persons plus a crew of two. As our flagship, it has impressive twin 250hp Mercury Verado engines and the latest in Furuno electronics
The “Afishunt II” is a custom-built 28 foot by 9 foot ALMAR Sounder model. We designed it exactly for fishing in these waters. It is beautiful, sleek, fast, and comfortable- the queen of the six-pack fleet in Deep Creek. It is approved for six persons plus a crew of two. It is equipped with VHF and CB radios, Furuno radar, Garmin GPS, and Furuno sounder. It is powered by a pair of 225hp Mercury Verado outboard motors.
The drift boats we use on the Kasilof River are custom-built for this drift-only fishing. They hold four clients, plus the guide. The equipment and tackle are specially designed to aid in river fishing, making it accessible to expert as well as novice fishermen.