Tom Schmidt and Jeff Gibson
Thank you again for such an awesome time.
It was insane. Master Captain B -Best captain in Alaska. Best
fishing of my life. This is Alaska. It’s crazy. You can’t really
explain it. Captain B is great. This is called “spot on a spot”
fishing at 300 ft. below the surface.
Gib and Vicki LeRoque (Michigan)
Thanks to you and
everyone for making this our best day on water anywhere! As always,
our days with you were without question the highlight of our visit
to your wonderful state. The fishing was phenomenal and your love
and appreciation of the surroundings turns a fishing trip into a
truly unforgettable experience. Lord willing we will see you next
Mary Ann Rutkowski
Here I was…a little old lady with 5 big guys, including
my husband. We spent the day hauling in halibut, rockfish, and one
peculiar fish that I caught that had blue flesh (they called it a
greenling). But I had the time of my life. Bryan made me feel every
bit as important as the big guys, and they were great at helping me
land those nice big halibut. And thanks to Donna who manned the
phones and told this little old lady exactly how to dress for that
cold wet day on the water. Gosh, it was fun. Captain B's is a first
Rod & Charlotte Dolak
Just wanted to say thanks again and tell you what a great
time we had. Rod and I have been married for 20 years and I have
never been a big fan of fishing, but I have always faithfully
followed him wherever he wanted us to go. As far as success on those
trips, let’s just say I have always been "fishing challenged". But,
not on your boat. I actually caught fish and had a great time. I can
not wait to go fishing again next year on your boat, and next year
when Rod plans on fishing everyday for 4-5 days, instead of me
fishing just 1 day, I am going out everyday with him. Your first
mate was super; he was very patient and showed me how to actually
fish. I have been showing off all the pictures I took and telling
all my friends about it. The best part of this trip was actually
catching fish AND having a great time while doing it, the second
best part was when we were fishing for rockfish later in the day and
I had my limit before Rod had boated his first rockfish. One word
sums up the trip on your boat. SWEET.
Dan and Pat
We will never forget the wonderful fishing
trip in August; put 43 fish on the boat. We were in Seward and met a
couple who told us that 2 days before in Homer, he fished all day
and only caught 2 halibut. I pulled out our camera and showed him
what a "quality" fishing trip was with a good skipper. Rest assured
he will use you the next time.
The fishing trip did wonders for
my son-in-law who had just returned from Iraq. He was so proud when
he showed all his men the photos. Your support for our troops is
really appreciated. You are all just the best there is, and we look
forward to seeing you on the next trip.
Just wanted you to know that Ray and I are still talking
about our awesome fishing trip w/ you. It is something that we will
never forget. I can still feel that big mean lingcod take off w/ my
rock fish I had hooked. Best fishing trip ever. i cannot understand
why anyone would want to book just a halibut trip, when they have an
option of doing all 3. They don't know what they are missing. we
will certainly recommend other friends coming your way. When we were
planning our trip to Alaska, I contacted an alaska fishing trip
planner. She said she booked fishing trips for people w/ the best
guides that could catch fish and what fish were biting at the time.
So, she is the one responsible for us finding out about you. We will
certainly recommend other friends coming your way. Thanks again for
a totally awesome day..
Joe and Cindy Asher
Thank you for the GREAT time we had halibut fishing . Neither the couple we traveled with, nor my wife and I
had ever been fishing for Halibut before. What an experience.
Handling and jigging the gear looked complicated and we worried we
would have troubles or not do the right thing. We all commented at
the end of the day that both you and your deckhand were superb at
teaching us and dealing with our greenhorn skills. Never were we
made to feel stupid or foolish for our questions or naivety. We all
learned a lot about how to fish for these creatures. We are very
happy with the fish we caught, how we were treated, and our overall
experience. The deckhand’s fish cleaning skills were excellent and
we are enjoying our great tasting fish. Getting a chance to see
humpback whales at the end of the day was phenomenal. My only
disappointment is that we didn’t schedule to fish another day!
You should know our group discussed many times how pleased we were
with your deckhand. He was very friendly, helpful and his
willingness to help in any way was very much appreciated. He is a
great asset to your business. All of our emails leading up to our
trip to Homer with Donna were very helpful in our decision making
for the trip. She went above and beyond in providing information
about local sites and activities. This made it much easier for us
since we had never been to Homer before. Thank you so much for the
best vacation we have ever had!!
Captain, I and several members of the Rawdon family from
Wyoming fished the Ashtikan with you about 10 yrs ago! Just wanted
you to know, and take great pride in the memories you helped us
create. Families change but the memories remain constant and you and
the Ashtikan are part of our family!
and John Davis (Illinois)
We just wanted to Thank you all
for making our fishing trip in Alaska everything I had dreamed it
would be, We will be telling these fish tails for the rest of our
life and I'm sure that a few of our friends and fishing buddies will
be up to fish with you also.
What a Blast we had, not one minute
was dull or boring, there was not enough time between fish to even
catch your breath. Thank you again, YOU ARE THE BEST! And then there
are the rest. Keep your eyes out because we will be back.
Roy Heilman (Minnesota)
Amy and I want to thank you
for the great day of fishing. It's a shame the silvers were late in
arriving this year because we were looking forward to catching those
the most. However, you and your deckhand definitely helped make the
most of it. We were really happy with our catch of halibut,
rockfish, and the bonus lingcod. Amy had so much fun that she can't
stop talking about coming back to fish with you at Homer as soon as
we can. If only I could make her feel that way about ice fishing!
Bob and Cathy Ross (Arkansas)
Bob and I fished
with you (also my sister Julie) on July 2. You estimated this
halibut to be 85 pounds. We had a great time and have eaten quite a
bit of the halibut we shipped home. It is just delicious! Thanks
again for teaching and coaching us.
I fished last year early August with Bryan.
Hope all is
well......I so enjoyed the fishing trip last year, was the
'highlight' of my life.
I had such a great time in Alaska this past July that I
am planning another trip for next May. I was wondering if you could
send me the available fishing options for that time period. Thanks.
Kim Hanson (Idaho)
Bryan, you can tell Jonathan Hillstrand of the Time Bandit
(Deadliest Catch) that he has fallen to second place in my book of
best fishermen. You are number one.
Mark Scarupa (Maryland)
The fish is in the freezer. Again, thank you for the
wonderful time you provided and the memories. My gang will never
Just wanted to say a great
big THANK YOU for making my fishing trip such a pleasure. My one
dream was to go to Alaska and fish. You made my dream a wonderful
Evan Brickman (California)
Had a blast
fishing on our three day overnight and I'm looking forward to next
Todd Goodnight (Pennsylvania)
I wanted to let you
know what a great time I had on my charter. Your
professionalism was of the highest caliber. You made this trip
about your clients and their enjoyment, not to mention their
freezers! I had great stories to tell all of my family and friends,
and the sheer excitement of all that great fishing comes back
every time I tell them.
Maureen Lindh (Washington)
illustrious fisherman brother, his wife, my husband, and I had the
time EVER on our overnight combo trip. Thanks for all your
help and thanks
for making it so much fun!! The Ashtikan and the
voyage were luxurious,
the cove where we anchored overnight was
breathtaking, the company was
interesting, and the FISHING WAS
AWESOME. We limited out on all counts and
we even let some really
big ones go. We appreciated your knowledge and
to share it along with your hilarious stories. We hope you're
available when we get another chance to visit Homer. Captain B's
Jack Chalifoux and family (British Columbia)
We all had a great
time. Everyone had a few sore muscles the next day. You made our day
very enjoyable. Compliments to both. WE are showing our pictures to
everyone. Thanks again
Chuck and Lisa Lutz (Pennsylvania)
I have gone Long range halibut fishing with you three times over the
past years (2002.2004, & 2007). We got your brochure and note in
the mail today....thanks for that. We have always enjoyed our trips
on board the Ashtikan and are looking forward to another next year
Stacy and Josh Vox( Minnesota)
Thank you so much
for a memorable first time halibut fishing! We are definitely
hooked! Captain Brian and Jeremy were great and so helpful, it
truly made the whole experience that much better. We couldn't have
asked for a better captain or deckhand, always there to give a
helping hand, advise or to cheer you on. We will be back and will
ONLY book with Captain Brian.
Thanks so much~
Sarah, Derek, Sammy (California)
We wanted to thank you for a great
day of fishing. You put us on the fish and together with Jeremy were
a big help getting our entire family to their limits! It was great
to watch Derek (11), Sammy (9), and Sarah battle their Homer
Halibuts (even though I was a bit worried when they all limited out
before I landed one). We already have a neighborhood party
scheduled so that we can share our fish. We all really enjoyed the
speed and comfort of the Ashtikan -- she made the day on the water a
real pleasure for everyone. We hope to have the chance to fish with
you again in the future. Thanks again,
We spent a couple days fishing with Bryan aboard
his beautiful boat. Caught many halibut and rockfish. There was
never a moment when we didn't have a fish on. Quite a few times a
halibut was biting before the bait hit the bottom. Bryan and his
deck hand , Jeremy, were very helpful to the novice fisherman.
was nice to fish in a beautiful setting with only a few people on
his 6 person boat.
didn't land the big one, Bryan went out of his way to fish several
different areas to try to land the lunker. Bryan, thanks for the
great fishing and life long memories.
Ron and Angela
Angela and would like to thank you for
a great experience in Alaska.
You and Jessie made our trip a
great memory. Never dreamed we would catch so many fish. Every thing
was first class and as good as promised.
Hope to return to Alaska
Joe Schroer and crew (South Carolina)
We had a great time fishing with on the Ashtikan. What an adventure!
The trip turned out to be everything we hoped for and then some.
Thank you for the excellent hunting and
fishing experience. I will never forget my time in Homer.
John Brumley (Arizona)
Bryan, I would just like to extend my thanks for a great 50th
birthday fishing trip. We all enjoyed you and Joe and the fish
aren't bad either. Hopefully your bear hunting trips are filled with
good luck. Hope to see you guys next summer. Thanks again. By the
way it's 109 degrees today. Fish On Buddy.
Rupprechts, Tim, Cindy, Cory, Kyle and Kristy Klopstein (Colorado)
We had another great time fishing with you and Joe. You
provided an awesome weather day and some of the best skate fishing
we've ever experienced!!!!! Seriously, though, we did have a great
time and appreciate the fact that you stayed out longer than
probably was normal to allow us to catch our halibut limit. It
wasn't necessary but we certainly appreciate all your efforts.
That's exactly what keeps us coming back to fish with you. We hope
your season is a successful one.
Brad Dirckx (Montana)
Well, the Ashtikan is on
the board again! A great bonus to a super great trip. The “boys”
will always remember the experience. Thanks again for treating us so
Robin and Brian Mester (Michigan)
I'm draggin' this morning but back at work.
Sure would have liked
to see your bears! Brian didn't even get to bed on time last night
with all the video work he is putting together. We were picking out
the best of the bear photos on his lap top on the plane and had
people asking to buy the photos!!! He hasn't even downloaded the
Orca video yet. I am anxious to see that. Fishing was great, as
usual. Thank you!
Ron and Terri Wright (Oregon)
I want to thank you for the great time we had fishing our 2 days
with Brian and Joe. What wonderful people. I would not want to go
out on any other boat than the one we went with. Brian and Joe were
great and I know that our Captain Brian was for all the people on
his boat. He did go the extra mile and I would like him to know and
also Joe that they are very much appreciated. Our trip was great and
we came home with fish. I’m looking forward to the next trip. I have
already spread the word about Captain B’s. Alaska is a beautiful
state. I wish we would have had more time.
Adam, Ben, and Nick Dirckx (Minnesota)
Captain B and
Joe, thanks for the great adventures on the boat. Especially the
overnight trip. That was really an experience we like to tell
everyone about. Middle son Ben, just got the call last night from
the derby office informing him that he won the released fish prize.
He was really excited. Great way to top off the trip. Boy did we
draw a lot of attention at the Minneapolis airport with all our fish
Bill Buttrey (Alaska)
I'd let ya's know, I talked to John McShane about his charter on
Friday. He was very happy and complimentary about his and his
friend's fishing experience with Bryan and Joe!! Thanks for taking
care of them.
If you’re looking to catch quality
fish, Captain B will put you on the fish every time !! You will not
only catch your limit, but you will also catch a glimpse of whales,
seals, otters, Orcas, eagles and the occasional bear walking along
the beach. Captain B and his deckhand Joe truly offered me a trip of
a lifetime. Thank you
Amrie Lipsky , Washington, DC
Thanks so much for finding the pictures of our fishing trip. Wow,
the fish are bigger than we remembered. We’re enjoying eating them.
. . .a few fillets a week. Please give our best to Bryan and let him
know we’re looking forward to seeing him next summer.
Lucian Monagna, Virginia
What can I say, but
THANK YOU. You made my trip to Homer an experience I will remember
for the rest of my life. When I received the card with the trip from
Bill Armwood and Ken Pino, I knew we would have a GREAT TIME and did
Ira and Sandy Ernst (Wyoming)
Bryan I can't thank you enough for another great fishing expedition.
Our group booked 3 days of super combo and wow did we catch fish,
3-100lb halibut, 6-60lb+ ling cod. I'm getting the 24lb yellow eyed
rock fish mounted along with Sandy's 11lb black rock fish. They will
look great together in our trophy room. We'll try to be back in 2
years. Thanks again Bryan for a wonderful time aboard the Ashtikan.
Steve and Keri
I wanted to tell you
Keri and i had a great time fishing , Bryan and Joe were very nice.
Homer is beautiful, we would move to alaska if we thought we could
make it there. Keri caught a 122 pound halibut so she is hooked.
thanks again hope to see ya next year.
Dr. Marco Van
Grondelle London England
I want to thank you again for a
wonderful fishing trip on board Ashtikan. I could not have wished
for a more enjoyable Alaskan adventure: the fishing was great, the
scenery overwhelming and the company first class. I am particularly
grateful for your individual coaching and support on what was my
first, but very memorable, Alaskan halibut trip. Overall, an
experience never to be forgotten, and I already look forward to the
next trip. My friend, Lt Col McShane, was equally enthusiastic.
fishing expedition on Captain B's Ashtikan was incredible! My
husband and I had a wonderful time. Captain Bryan and his
professional staff- Joe were very knowledgeable, attentive and
worked hard to see that everyone on board caught their limit. We saw
puffins, porpoises and humpback whales on our fishing trip. If
you want a memorable fishing experience- fish with Captain B's
Alaskan C's Adventures!"
Just a quick
note to express our appreciation for an excellent fishing trip on
the Captain B's Alaskan C's. My brother Dan and wife Jeanette
enjoyed their first exposure to Alaska. Mary and I enjoyed our 3rd
as much or more than the preceeding 2. Couldn't have asked for a
better day of "fishing out of Homer".
Bob Wiley (Georgia)
Bob had such a good time he wanted to share these photos with you.
Arlis Sklebar (Minnesota)
I sure enjoy being on the boat and fishing also. Bryan is a great
Captain! I enjoy Joe also; he does a good job. I think I could live
in Homer, as I find it difficult to leave to go home.
Al Toennis (Illinois)
Wanted to send thanks to you and everyone over there for everything.
We hoped to get bigger ones but thoroughly enjoyed it. Now we have a
reason to come back for more. Bryan and Joe were excellent.
Bryan and Robin Mester (Michigan)
Fished two days, added a 3rd day – have already made reservations
Greg and Pam McRae
I wanted to say thanks again to Bryan
and his deckhand for a very enjoyable trip. My brothers wanted to
bring back a halibut for preservation by a local taxidermist and
they got their wish!! Soon, they may have the only specimens in
Alabama!! We will have to find a way to come back yet again.
Tara Wilder (Georgia)
A little something to show my appreciation for your kindness and
always helping me and my friends.
Rick Book (Colorado)
The fishing trip was a great experience thanks to Bryan and Joe. The
boat and fishing equipment were in excellent condition and it was
obvious that they both take a lot of pride in what they do.
Diane Hicks (California)
Thanks for making our Alaska trip so much fun. Cody, my grandchild,
will always remember “the big one.”
John Lawrence (Texas)
We don't have
enough adjectives to describe our recent fishing trip with you on
the Ashtikan. We just wanted to have some fun, and did we ever. You
guys rock!. We didn't just catch fish, we caught big fish with
pictures as evidence. The lingcod fishing was incredible and your
instruction was right on the mark. They say a trip to Alaska is a
trip of a lifetime and in our case it truly was. The group wants to
do it again. We need a little time for our backs to heal. Joe did a
great job of keeping gear in our hands and lines in the water.
Mike Adamusik (New Jersey)
Thanks again for another amazing fishing trip. We will see you in
two years. Unless I hit the lottery. Then I just may have to take up
full time Homer recreational fishing.
Verne Wright (Washington)
THANK YOU for
the GREAT time and all the spectacular fishing-
Dr. Stanley Watkins
Hannah and I wrote you a letter
thanking you for the great day. We have been eating the fish the
past 2 nights and it is excellent. Thank you again for the excellent
trip- and please thank the captain and mate- they are really a first
Ira and Sandy Ernst
Thank you so much for the great fishing
trip. Bryan you are the best and we couldn't imagine fishing with
anyone else while in Homer, Alaska. The two 30+ lb. Kings I caught
on our last day of fishing were definitely the high point of our
(my) fishing trip. It was all great fishing. We are already booked
for another 3 days next year. We're counting the days till then.
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