IGFA Captains and Guides
North America Region



Robert Westcott
[email protected]
Lake Ontario
(585) 703-0969
A premier Lake Ontario fishing charter specializing in Great Lakes style trolling for trout and salmon.
Bertrand Bouchard
[email protected]
Makaira Adventure
Nova Scotia NS
241-07520222 Gabon
Captain Bertrand Bouchard is owner and operator of Makaira Adventures offering fishing charters in Cape Verde, BomBom Principe Island, Nova Scotia and Gabon, Africa. All Makaira Adventures sportfishers are custom-built G&S boats crewed professionally with top-of-the-line tackle. Based in BomBom Principe his "Makaira Lodge" has luxurious amenities for the most discerning clientele.


Captain Spagnolo ia a Venezuelan Kayak Fishing Guide in South Florida, USA. He has many years of experience in freshwater fishing in Latin America and the United States. He also speaks Spanish. Fish Angler App - www.fishangler.com/ASfisherman


Andrew D. Mezirow
[email protected]
Gray Light Sportfishing
329-355 3rd Ave
Seward, AK 99664
(907) 362-1600
Captain Andrew "Andy" Mezirow operates Gray Light Fishing Charters out of Seward, Alaska, U.S. Captain Mezirow specializes in light-tackle fishing for salmon, but also offers full-day trips for halibut, lingcod, rockfish and multi-day, long-range fishing expeditions in the waters around the Kenai Fjords National Park and the western entrance to Prince William Sound.
Jimmie Jack Drath
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Jimmie Jack Fishing Inc
45773 Big Eddy Rd
Soldotna, AK 99669-6964
(866) 553-4744
Captain Jimmie Jack's Alaskan Fishing Lodges are located on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Jimmie Jack offers spectacular beachfront accommodations combined with world-class fishing. Fully guided and outfitted fishing trips for Kenai River king, silver (coho), and sockeye salmon. He also specializes in saltwater trips for halibut, lingcod and rockfish. You can fish the Kenai River, Seward, Homer and Ninilchik, Alaska with over 20,000 happy guests served since 1995.
Niklas Ranta
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Crackerjack Charters/Capt. Nik's Sportfishing
PO Box 54
Seward, AK 99664-0054
(907) 224-6026
Captain Nik Ranta is the owner and operator of the M/V Crackerjack, a 31' Farallon, in Seward Alaska. As a U.S. Coast Guard Master license and IGFA Captain he has led his clientele to 13 IGFA world records. With over 20 years of experience fishing the Kenai Peninsula fishing, captain Ranta is recognized as a leader in light tackle fishing halibut, lingcod, and chinook, sockeye and coho salmon. Although his summer season is dedicated to his charter business in Seward, he spends as much time as possible in lower latitudes during the winter months chasing pelagic species. Ranta also serves as the President of the Seward Charterboat Association and is an active voice in all aspects of fisheries management.
Scott Edgar
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1271 Millar St

Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 204-0292
Captain Scott W. Edgar is a U.S.C.G Master Captain and owner-operator of Reel Alaska Fishing Charters. We are legally licensed for charter halibut retention as well as world class Salmon, Lingcod, Rockfish, etc. Based in Ketchikan Alaska, we push to remote locations as far as the Canadian border, up and around Prince of Whales Island to provide our clients with a rare opportunity well out past the local fleets to true unpressured world class fishing.


Charlie Gray
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Gray Gulf Charters
300 Quivira St
Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4204
(251) 379-5067
Captain Charlie Gray owns and operates Gray Gulf Charters, based out of Dauphin Island, Alabama, U.S. Captain Gray and Gulf Charters offer inshore and nearshore saltwater fishing charters, specializing in red drum, spotted seatrout, tripletail, Spanish mackerel, flounder and more.
Mitchell G. Lattof III
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Salty Dog Sportfishing
Orange Beach, AL
(251) 583-8806
www.saltydogfishing.com Salty Dog Sportfishing www.saltydoginshore.com
Available world wide including Gulf Coast, Bahamas, Hawaii, Australia, Prince Edward Island, Ascension Island, Cape Verde Islands, Azores.
Mitchell G. Lattof, Jr.
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Salty Dog Sportfishing
Orange Beach, AL
(251) 432-6691
www.saltydogfishing.com www.saltydoginshore.com
Captain Mitchell G. Lattof, Jr. offers inshore and offshore charters in the Central Gulf of Mexico from Panama City, Florida, U.S. to Grand Isle, Louisiana, U.S.


Bill Gorham
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Tailchaser Sportfishing Inc
400 Main St
Newport Beach, CA 92661-1330
(714) 884-7424
Captain Bill Gorham operates the Tailchaser out of Newport Beach, California, U.S. and specializes in targeting the both the inshore and offshore gamefish of Southern California, including billfish, dolphinfish, kelp (calico) bass, California halibut, California yellowtail, tunas and more. Take advantage of a 10% discount for all current IGFA members with a valid membership card.
James E. Elias
[email protected]
PO Box 425
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546-0425
(760) 582-2195
Guided catch and release fly fishing year-round in many locations around Mammoth Lakes including The Owens River, Crowley Lake, Hot Creek and The San Joaquin River. Guided trips for trout are either walk and wade or on his 19ft center console on Crowley Lake. Jim is Orvis Endorsed and has been guiding California's Eastern Sierra since 2012.
Tom Mattusch
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Huli Cat Sportfishing
1 Johnson Pier, Slip H-9
Pillar Point Harbor
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-2926
Captain Tom Mattusch fishes central California coast by Half Moon Bay for salmon, rockfish, Humboldt squid, and even Dungeness crab. Whale watching tours are also available.



Billy Delph
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183 Venetian Way
Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042-3684
(305) 294-6072
Bouncer Smith, Jr.
[email protected]bellsouth.net
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 439-2475
Captain Bouncer Smith has retired after 54 years in the charter fishing business. He was based out of Miami Beach Florida, but roamed from New Jersey to Mexico and numerous Caribbean Islands. He now offers assistance in successful fishing in many venues for numerous species. You can call , text or email for information.