Depoe Bay Fishing Fleet
Captain: Roman M. Smolcic
Captained by Roman M. Smolcic, the Kadaho is a 50’ Delta Delta with a fast cruise speed of 19 knots. It will be our offshore Halibut boat as well as offering offshore Tuna trips. He will also be inshore fishing for Salmon, rockfish and Lingcod as well as crabbing charters. Roman grew up in this business and has many years experience in operating both 6-pc boats and the past 5-years plus the big boats (Kadaho).
Captain: Richard Newton
The Kimberly Ann is a 33-foot single diesel inshore fishing boat that fishes for salmon, bottom fish, and deep water bottom fishing. it also does crabbing on combo trips. It is a 6-pac boat so takes a maximum of 6-passengers per trip that has 75 feet of fishing room along the rail. So you don’t have to worry about shoulder to shoulder fishing as you can choose your spot from stem to stern.
Captain: Dan Zimmerman (Booner)
The Mariner is a 43′ twin diesel sport fisher sporting a spacious forward & after deck for providing comfort for both fishing and whale watching. She also has an entry door which meets ADA specifications for easy on, easy off. Captain Dan has been sailing from Depoe Bay since 1960. Entering his 30th year as “Skipper”, his specialty is light tackle bottom fishing, crabbing, salmon fishing & whale watching. Guaranteed to have a good time.
Captain: Brian Philips
This 47 foot vessel charters for bottom fishing, crabing, and whale watching. Captain Brian started his career in commercial fishing at the age of 12 in Port Orford, OR as a commercial salmon deckhand. By 1971 he was owner operator of the commercial F/V Osprey in Port Orford. At the age of 25, he was the Captain of several corporate boats in the PNW. By the early 90’s he worked up through dragging vessels and mid water trawling in the PNW and the Bering Sea in Dutch Harbor, AK but decided to change careers to the charter fishing industry in lieu of being away from home so much. As it worked out after getting his merchant marine license, he ended up in Depoe Bay, OR running the Sunrise for Tradewinds Charters. It worked out well as he had always loved Depoe Bay and was able to raise his family here with his sons and daughters growing up on the boat. After some years of semi retirement he is now back on the Morning Star.
Captain: Brad Haight
Captained by owner/operator Brad Haight (son of Captain Max Haight), this 43 foot Rawson specializes in all areas of sport fishing including: Halibut, Tuna, Salmon, Bottom Fishing and Crabbing, as well as Whale Watching Cruises. Captain Brad and crew provide an exciting, action packed fishing adventure! Captain Brad has been in the charter fishing industry out of Depoe Bay his entire life! Brad has been a Captain for 23 years.
Captain: Chris Schaffner
Vessel: 50' Delta Delta
Outer Limits owned and operated by Chris Schaffner is a 50’ Delta Marine Charter Boat with brand new (July 2022) twin 500HP Cummins diesel engines! They are Tier 3 motors meaning they do not smoke at all and do not emit hardly any diesel engine smell. Making your special day that much more enjoyable fishing her stern. Outer Limits also has a very roomy comfortable cabin for those days when getting out of the weather is needed. Chris has been in the coastal fishing industry since he was a little boy (age 10). He has enjoyed and cherished every day on the water. He also shares his passion with his son, Ethan, who works with him almost every day in the summers. He always has only one goal each morning and that is to get you your fish! The Outer Limits is also equipped with the latest and greatest Raymarine 3D Electronics to make finding fish easier. Outer Limits is a full-time year-round charter boat and fishes for Tuna, Halibut, Rockfish and Salmon. Also, Outer Limits is equipped with the proper railing to do Whale Watches and Scenic Cruises.
Captain: Craig Calkins
Captained by owner/operator Craig Calkins, this 43 foot Delta/Delta twin diesel specializes in light tackle Bottom Fishing, Crabbing, and Whale Watching Cruises. Captain Craig has been in the charter fishing industry out of Depoe Bay his entire life!