Lead Captain Troy, Aka Eclipse, is returning for his 5th year with Afishunt and has been fishing Alaskan waters for 10 years. Troy is a licensed Master Captain and brings his love of the open water to Alaskan Fishing. He likes to think he's the leader of the father/daughter duo, but that's in debate!
Captain Chad (packrat) returns to us for a 2nd year. Leaving the warmth of California for the excitement of Halibut and Salmon.
Gabby is a great asset to the Afishunt family and we're happy to have him join us for the season. Captain Gabby suits his name as the quietest fisherman ever. Don't let that quiet fool you when he gets you on the fish!
We welcome back Captain Phil. He joined us at the end of 2022 and fell in love with Alaska and Ninilchik.
Keegan is Alaskan born and raised. 2023 will be his 4th year with Afishunt, our youngest deckhand starting his senior year.
Noah is with us for a third year. He has been training to be a Captain the last 2 years and this year will be captaining Afishunt II.
Chase Henley, a native Texan, loves spending his extra time outside and near the ocean. He has been spending his summers in Ninilchik since he was a child. He is now going to college in Alaska and joins us for his 3rd year!
An avid fisherman, Maddie comes to us from Florida. She joins us for her 3rd year as a deckhand, but also is training to be another of our captains. This is a father/daughter duo you don't want to miss.
James started working construction for us last year, but instead also found his love in fishing. So, he is joining us as a full time deckhand this year - welcome back!
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.