IGFA Captains and Guides
North America Region

BERMUDA

Allen E. DeSilva
[email protected]
Mako Charters
Suite 1534, Rosebank Centre,
11 Bermudiana Road

Hamilton HM08
BERMUDA
(954) 338-9269 441-295-0835 (Bermuda) +1 441-505-8626 506-8304-6568 (Costa Rica)
www.fishbermuda.com

Mako Charters has moved up to a 65 ft Hatteras. Built in 2004 she has just had a major refit and is ready to offer VIP charters throughout the Caribbean. We are based out of the beautiful Princess Hotel & Marina in Hamilton in Bermuda for June, July and August for the peak big blue marlin season, then moving south to St. Thomas and the Dominican Republic. Also offering live aboard fishing packages.
 
 

CANADA

Olgac Aycan
[email protected]
Main Street
Canso Harbour
Canso, Nova Scotia
CANADA
(305) 766-4818
www.worldrecordtuna.com

World Record Tuna Charters is a one-of-a-kind fishing adventure located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Captain Olgac has experience fishing both in the Atlantic Ocean and in the Mediterranean, as well as freshwater in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. Your charter experience will be covered from custom equipment to a commercial fishing boat to comfortable lodging. WRT captains' expertise in migratory patterns, and techniques specific to giant bluefin tuna is what sets them apart from the competition. WRT Charters will set you up for the big game experience of a lifetime, complete with a chance to reel in a world record bluefin tuna!
 
 
Robert Westcott
[email protected]
Lake Ontario
CANADA
(585) 703-0969
www.legacysportfishing.com

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
CANADA
902-870-6182 Mobile Canada
www.makaira-adventure.com

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.
 
 

UNITED STATES

AK

Andrew D. Mezirow
[email protected]
Gray Light Sportfishing
329-355 3rd Ave
Seward, AK 99664
UNITED STATES
(907) 362-1600
www.graylightalaska.com

Captain Andrew "Andy" Mezirow operates Gray Light Fishing Charters out of Seward, Alaska. Captain Andy specializes in light tackle fishing excursions taking a up for anglers. Expect to see some of Alaska's best fishing for King and Coho Salmon in the waters around the Kenai Fjords National Park and the western entrance to Prince William Sound on his Custom., fully equipped 29' Radon charter boat.
 
 
Cole Justice
[email protected] [email protected]
22228 Talkeetna Spur Rd
Talkeetna, AK 99676
UNITED STATES
(765) 661-5675
Phantomsalmoncharters.com
phantomtririvercharters

Captain Cole Justice is the head guide and general manager for Phantom Tri-River Charters in Talkeetna, Alaska. He targets trophy rainbow trout as well as all five species of Pacific salmon on the Susitna and Talkeetna Rivers.
 
 
James Akana, III
[email protected]
Alaska Saltwater Fly Fishing Co.
PO Box 402
Seward, AK 99664-0402
UNITED STATES
(907) 362-7780
www.alaskasaltwaterflyfishing.com
alaskasaltwaterflyfishingco
@alaskasaltwaterflyfishingco

Captain Jim Akana is owner/operator of Alaska Saltwater Flyfishing, base out of Seward, Alaska. Offering a unique Flyfishing trip on the saltwater. chasing early run halibut to salmon and rock fish through out the summer fishing months. Lodging with Pacific Heights.
 
 
Jimmie Jack Drath
[email protected] [email protected]
Jimmie Jack Fishing Inc
45773 Big Eddy Rd
Soldotna, AK 99669-6964
UNITED STATES
(866) 553-4744 (907) 262-5561
www.jimmiejackfishing.com

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
[email protected] [email protected]
Crackerjack Charters/Capt. Nik's Sportfishing
PO Box 54
Seward, AK 99664-0054
UNITED STATES
(907) 224-6026
www.crackerjackcharters.com

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
[email protected]
1271 Millar St
Ketchikan, AK 99901
UNITED STATES
(907) 204-0292
reelalaskafishingcharters.com
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, Crab and Shrimping. Based in Ketchikan Alaska, we push to remote locations as far as the Canadian border, 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. Let's make some life long memories!
 
 
Todd Robertson
[email protected]
477 Mallotts Ave # 386
Yakutat, AK 99689-9800
UNITED STATES
(907) 202-9853 (303) 520-6344

Captain TODD ROBERTSON, owner and operator of Icy Bay Lodge located 60 miles N/NW of Yakutat, AK. We offer offshore fishing in the Gulf of Alaska from June to August then switch to rivers and bays to fish Coho. No-one fishes the waters we fish except for clients of IBL
 
 

AL

Charlie Gray
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Gray Gulf Charters
300 Quivira St
Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4204
UNITED STATES
(251) 379-5067
www.graygulfcharters.com
https://www.facebook.com/GrayGulfCharters

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
[email protected]
Salty Dog Sportfishing
Orange Beach, AL
UNITED STATES
(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.
[email protected] [email protected]
Salty Dog Sportfishing
Orange Beach, AL
UNITED STATES
(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.
 
 
Patric Garmeson
[email protected]
358 Ridgewood Dr
Daphne, AL 36526-8102
UNITED STATES
(251) 747-1554
www.uglyfishing.com
https://www.facebook.com/Ugly.Fishing/
https://www.instagram.com/ugly_fishing/

Captain Patric Garmeson is the owner and main captain for Ugly Fishing LLC. Providing guided fishing trips around the entire Mobile Bay, Ms Sound, and River systems. Top Targets are Speckled trout, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Flounder, Black drum and Mackerel.
 
 
Richard J. Santos
[email protected]
Legend Charters Inc
10381 Emmanuel St

Daphne, AL 36526-9534
UNITED STATES
(631) 445-0355

Northeast Long Island, New York and the Great South Bay. Operating/captain several private vessels for existing customers out to 100 fathoms - Hudson Canyon. North East - Long Island, NY and The Great South Bay April thru October.
 
 

CA

Bill Gorham
[email protected]
Tailchaser Sportfishing Inc
400 Main St
Newport Beach, CA 92661-1330
UNITED STATES
(714) 884-7424
www.tailchaserlures.com

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
UNITED STATES
(760) 582-2195
www.fishmammoth.com

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
[email protected]
PO Box 2251
El Granada, CA 94018-2251
UNITED STATES
(650) 726-2926
www.hulicat.com

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.
 
 

CT

Mathew DiGiovanna
[email protected]
Pastime Marina
59 Seaview Ave
Norwalk, CT 06855-1812
UNITED STATES
(203) 233-7598
CTANGLERFISHING.BLOGSPOT.COM
https://www.instagram.com/ct_anglerfishing/?hl=en

Captain Mat DiGiovanna is the owner/operator of CT Angler Fishing charters. Captain Mat primarily targets striped bass and bluefish (from April-November) in the Norwalk islands and all of Western Long Island Sound.
 
 

FL

Andrew Mixon
[email protected]
Grass Flats Mafia
6880 16th St
Vero Beach, FL 32966-1205
UNITED STATES
(772) 453-3989
www.grassflatsmafia.com

USCG Master Captain Andrew is your leading guide for trophy bass on Headwaters Lake Florida and Stick Marsh. Specializing in giant bass on artificial lures. Captain Andrew is also your guide for Peacock Bass in South America and Giant Toman (snakehead) in Asia.