MEET THE AFISHUNT CREW

Captain John Baker

Our Saltwater Captain and Prior Owner - John was a fighter pilot in the USAF for 20 years and has been a USCG   Master-licensed mariner for 24 years. He has now captained over 2000   charters in his fishing career. 

Captain Seth Ellis

Our Senior Saltwater Captain -  Seth hails from Idaho and spends his winters there. He has worked for us  for  the last seven years, traveling to Alaska each summer to skipper  for  halibut. He holds a USCG Master license and is captain of the “HARD   EIGHT” for the  season. 

Captain Cooper Hayden

Cooper (Papa) - joins us from the warmth of Florida for his third season.  Cooper holds a USCG Master license and is captain of "Voyageur" this season.

Captain Jessie Lindall

Captain of Afishunt II and Dreamcatcher, Jessie is a local Alaskan who is now in his second season with us.  He holds his USCG Master License.

Captain Allen Dodd

Welcome back Allen.  After a change in scenery for the past 3 years, Allen returns home to Afishunt and will be captaining "Exciter".  He holds his USCG Master license. 

River Guide Zac Ellis

Welcome back to Afishunt Zac!  Zac is a master fisherman.  If there is a fish in the river Zac will find it.

Captain in Training Nick Savage

After 2 years with us as a deckhand we are proud to have Nick back as a Captain in training! 

Deckhand Flyn Yost

Hailing from South Dakota - Flyn Yost from South Dakota,

Deckhand Austin Ferguson

All the way from Oklahoma - Austin Ferguson 

Deckhand Cody Matteson

New from Oregon - Cody Matteson 

Our USCG Inspected Charter Boat Fleet

THE FLEET

 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

 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

 The  “Exciter” is the second of our custom built 32 foot inpsected 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

 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 

AFISHUNT II

 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. 

KASILOF RIVER DRIFT BOATS

 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.