IGFA Captains and Guides
North America Region

BERMUDA

Allen E. DeSilva
[email protected]
Mako Charters
11 Abri Lane
Spanish Point
Pembroke HM02
BERMUDA
441-295-0835 (Bermuda)
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

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
241-07520222 Gabon
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
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Gray Light Sportfishing
329-355 3rd Ave
Seward, AK 99664
UNITED STATES
(800) 566-3912
www.graylightalaska.com
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
UNITED STATES
(866) 553-4744
www.jimmiejackfishing.com
Captain Jimmie Jack Drath's Alaskan Fishing Lodge is located on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Drath's lodge offers spectacular beach front accommodations combined with world-class fishing. Fully guided and outfitted fishing trips are offered there for Kenai River king, silver (coho), sockeye, rainbow trout, lingcod and rockfish. Can fish the Kenai, Seward, Homer and Ninilchik, Alaska with over 10,000 happy guests served since 1995.
 
 
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, 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.
 
 

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
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
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]
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.
 
 

CA

Bill Gorham
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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.
 
 
Tom Mattusch
[email protected]
Huli Cat Sportfishing
1 Johnson Pier, Slip H-9
Pillar Point Harbor
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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

Pete Toscani
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PharmaSea On the Fly Charters LLC
420 F Emmett St
Bristol, CT 06010-7761
UNITED STATES
(860) 620-3542
www.pharmaseaontheflychartersllc.com
Captain Pete Toscani runs a fishing charter operation out of Westbrook, Connecticut, U.S. and specializes in targeting the variety of species found in the Long Island Sound, specifically striped bass, bluefish, tautog, flounder, bonito and more.
 
 

FL

Bertrand Vachette
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8626 NW 58th Ct
Parkland, FL 33067-5053
UNITED STATES
(954) 681-3300
With 25 years fishing professionally worldwide, Captain Bertram Vachette is now a private yacht captain based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He specializes in kite fishing for sailfish within sight of the beach, night sword fishing and fishing the beach and intercostal for tarpon. Additionally he is a captain-for-hire in the Florida Keys and tournament fishing in the Bahamas.
 
 
Bouncer Smith
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Bouncer's Dusky 33
1521 Alton Rd # 505
Miami Beach, FL 33139-3301
UNITED STATES
(305) 439-2475
www.captbouncer.com
Captain Bouncer Smith runs fishing charters out of Miami, Florida, U.S. aboard the Bouncer's Dusky 33 - a 33-foot Dusky center console. Captain Smith specializes targeting a wide variety of species including swordfish, sailfish, tarpon, grouper, snapper, mackerel, snook and more.
 
 
Brandon Cyr
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31554 Avenue D
Big Pine Key, FL 33043-4529
UNITED STATES
(305) 797-5076
 
 
Carl Ball
[email protected]
Awol Fishing Charters
1542 NE 17th Way
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304-1335
UNITED STATES
(954) 565-2457
awolfishingguide.com
 
 
Chad Huff
[email protected]
1530 74th Street Ocean
Marathon, FL 33050-3183
UNITED STATES
(239) 462-3571
 
 
Chris Morrison
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Game On Sportfishing
8079 Gulfstream Blvd
Marathon, FL 33050-2894
UNITED STATES
(305) 393-2353
www.captchris.com
Captain Chris Morrison owns and operates Keys Light Tackle Fishing Charters based out of Marathon, Florida, U.S. Captain Morrison specializes in light-tackle and fly-fishing the nearshore and backcountry waters of the Florida Keys, targeting tarpon, snook, grouper, snapper, mackerel, tuna. Captain Morrison guides in the Florida Keys August thru April and Charleston, South Carolina April thru August.
 
 
David Mangum
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156 Adams Way
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5947
UNITED STATES
(850) 496-0594
 
 
Doug Kilpatrick
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17376 Jamaica Ln
Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042-3711
UNITED STATES
(305) 294-3618
www.keywestflatsfishing.com www.wapitilodge.com
 
 
Dustin Huff
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58426 Morton St
Marathon, FL 33050-5719
UNITED STATES
(305) 360-1404
 
 
E. Neel
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Salty Dog Charters LLC
Big bend area North Florida, FL
UNITED STATES
(770) 335-6243
Captain Neel and Salty Dawg Charters LLC fish the big bend area of North Florida.
 
 
Edward C. Tapping
[email protected]
Silver Bullet Guide Service
3415 Circleville St
North Port, FL 34286-6075
UNITED STATES
(732) 995-1513
Captain Edward "Ed" Tapping offers full-service fishing charters out of Southwest Florida, from Venice to Cape Coral. Captain Tapping has decades of experience fishing both the inshore bays, estuaries and passes, as well as the offshore wrecks and bluewater fisheries off Southwest Florida.
 
 
Edward F. Carreiro
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Sportfish the Cape
160 Eagle Dr
Jupiter, FL 33477-4042
UNITED STATES
(774) 722-0848
www.sportfishthecape.com