IGFA Captains and Guides
North America Region

BERMUDA

Allen E. DeSilva
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Mako Charters 11 Abri Lane Spanish Point Pembroke HM02 BERMUDA
BERMUDA
441-295-0835 (Bermuda)
www.fishbermuda.com
 
 

CANADA

Robert Westcott
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Lake Ontario CANADA
CANADA
(585) 703-0969
www.legacysportfishing.com
A premier Lake Ontario fishing charter specializing in Great Lakes style trolling for trout and salmon.
 
 
Kyle Morton
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Duncanby Landing Rivers Inlet BC V0N 1M0 CANADA
CANADA
+1 604-940-0210
www.duncanby.com
Captain Kyle Morton runs fishing charters based out of the Duncanby Fishing Lodge located in Rivers Inlet, British Columbia, Canada. Captain Morton specializes in targeting halibut, lingcod, salmon and rockfish.
 
 
Bertrand Bouchard
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Makaira Adventure Nova Scotia NS CANADA
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.
 
 
Niklas Ranta
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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.
 
 
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.
 
 

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.
 
 

CA

Bryan Adams
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208 Nordoff St Chatsworth, CA 91311
UNITED STATES
(714) 552-2896
Captain Bryan Adams runs both a 61-foot Viking and a 38-foot Fountain along the southern California coast and Baja Peninsula, and specializes in targeting tuna, yellowtail, marlin, dolphinfish, kelp (calico) bass, rockfish and halibut.
 
 
Tom Mattusch
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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.
 
 
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.
 
 

CT

Pete Toscani
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Pharasea 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.
 
 
Edward R. Magrogan
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Gone Bananas Fishing Team 7 Beechwood Rd Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2903
UNITED STATES
(860) 930-0276
Vero Beach, Florida. October to May.
 
 
Nunzio Incremona
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Your Weekend Angler Outfitter & Guide Service 144 Perry St Unionville, CT 06085-1024
UNITED STATES
(860) 936-2313
www.yourweekendangler.com
Offering advanced fly fishing instruction on the water for individual or groups, children from ages nine and older, as well as, specialized instruction for handicapped individuals. Locations include New England and mid Atlantic with destination trips to Oregon and British Columbia. Specializing in migratory fish, sight fishing, night fishing for brown trout on mouse flies and striped bass on the shores of Cape Cod. Offering discounts for IGFA members.
 
 

FL

E. Neel
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Big bend area North Florida, FL
UNITED STATES
(770) 335-6243
Captain Neel fishes the big bend area of North Florida.
 
 
Rick Murphy
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Sportsman's Adventures 65 NW 16th St Everglades, FL 33031-1906
UNITED STATES
(305) 246-0673
www.sportsmansadventures.com
 
 
Terry L. Lacoss
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Amelia Angler Outfitters 111 Centre St Fernandina Beach, FL 32034-4236
UNITED STATES
(904) 261-7008
www.ameliaangler.com
Captain Terry Lacoss operates the Amelia Angler based out of Amelia Island, Florida, U.S. Captain Lacoss offers charters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing from bass to billfish, but focuses primarily on inshore fishing from St. Mary's Sound and Nassau Sound including all connecting rivers, bays and ocean.
 
 
Jake Jordan
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PO Box 500937 Florida Keys, FL 33050-0937
UNITED STATES
(305) 872-6060
www.jakejordan.com
Captain Jake Jordan fishes the Cape Lookout region of North Carolina concentrating on fly fishing for false albacore, large red drum during the months of September through November. From May through June he only fly fishes for tarpon in the Florida Keys. From December through March Jordan hosts fly fishing schools for billfish in Guatemala and from late June through August he hosts fly fishing for billfish off Costa Rica.
 
 
Wally Shaw
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Reel Work Sportfishing Charters 301 Seabreeze Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1619
UNITED STATES
(954) 522-9399
www.lauderdalefishing.com
Captain Wally Shaw is the full-time captain of the REEL WORK, based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Captain Shaw was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has over 20 years of professional sport fishing and tournament experience in South Florida and the Bahamas. REEL WORK is a 45-foot Hatteras that can accommodate up to six anglers, and offers year-round sport fishing charters specializing in sailfish, dolphinfish, snappers, king mackerel, tunas and more.
 
 
Matthew J. Ponzio, IV
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Smokin Reels Charters 16970 San Carlos Blvd Ste 160-505 Fort Myers, FL 33908-1225
UNITED STATES
(239) 549-3474
www.smokinreels.com
Captain Matthew "Matt" Ponzio operates Smokin' Reels Charters, based out of Fort Myers, Florida, U.S. Captain Ponizio specializes in targeting tarpon, sharks, snook, red drum, spotted sea trout, snappers, groupers and more on the Gulf of Mexico and inland waters of Fort Myers and Sanibel Islands. Take advantage of a 10% discount on Smokin' Reels Charters for current IGFA members with a valid membership card.