IGFA Captains and Guides
North America Region

BERMUDA

Allen E. DeSilva
makocharters@gmail.com
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
captrob@legacysportfishing.com
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
bert.bouchard@makaira-holdings.com
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

Jimmie Jack Drath
jimmiejack@jimmiejackfishing.com
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.
 
 
Niklas Ranta
crackerjack@info.com
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.
 
 

AL

Charlie Gray
charlie@graygulfcharters.com
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
saltydognkona@gmail.com
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.
lattofjr@bellsouth.net
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
tailchasersportfishing@hotmail.com
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.
 
 
Bryan Adams
badams4300@sbcglobal.net
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
tom@hulicat.com
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

Nunzio Incremona
nunzio@yourweekendangler.com
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.
 
 
Pete Toscani
pete031659@comcast.net
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.
 
 

FL

Bertrand Vachette
capt.bertrandvachette@gmail.com
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
captbouncer@bellsouth.net
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.
 
 
Carl Ball
captball@bellsouth.net
Awol Fishing Charters
1542 NE 17th Way
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304-1335
UNITED STATES
(954) 565-2457
awolfishingguide.com
 
 
Charles Phillips
hopefishing@hotmail.com
Hope Fishing Adventures
Western Everglades, FL
UNITED STATES
(863) 517-1829
www.hopefishing.com
Captain Charlie Phillips is the owner/operator of Hope Fishing Adventures and offers half and full-day trips out of the Everglades City, Florida area. His operation is licensed to fish Everglades National Park, as well as, holds permits for shelling and stopping on keys in the 10,000 Islands area. Fully insured, he can accommodate a maximum of four passengers and fish for all available species of game fish aboard a custom-built 24' tower-boat capable of fishing the offshore wrecks and still run shallow to fish the flats for redfish and snook.
 
 
Chris Morrison
keysboat@gmail.com
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.
 
 
Christopher M. Taylor
tarpontides88@gmail.com
Florida Reels Fishing Charters
8815 Dyer Rd
Riverview, FL 33578-4941
UNITED STATES
(813) 220-6135
www.floridareelsfishingcharters.com
Captain Christopher Taylor is the owner, and operator of Florida Reels Fishing Charters. Captain Christopher Taylor offers inshore fishing charters targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Tripletail in Tampa Bay. Captain Christopher Taylor also Targets Tarpon in Boca Grande Pass during the months of May through July using traditional live bait methods.
 
 
E. Neel
campneel@aol.com
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.