Gotta Fish Charters
Gotta Fish Charters
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35 Years experience. We target trophy halibut. Come halibut & salmon fishing with Gotta Fish Charters in Ninilchik, Alaska. Located on the scenic Kenai Peninsula (4 hours south of Anchorage Gotta Fish Charters offers daily guided halibut and salmon fishing trips on the beautiful water of Cook Inlet, Alaska. Safe boats with experienced captains offering a fishing trip that's a once in a lifetime experience!
Ninilchik, Alaska
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Dustin
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My fiance and I had a wonderful time with captain Al and his first mate Flynn. We have been on many fishing charters in the gulf of mexico and off the east coast. Just from the interaction Captain Al and Flynn had with our group made it the most fun. We were able to catch nice size under halibut and large over halibut. My fiance's halibut was close to 100 pounds. We came home with almost 75 pounds of halibut fillets. the fish processing at reel em inn was seamless and very fair pricing. This made it extremely simple for us to bring our catch back to the east cost. we also had two nights lodging at reel em inn which was also very reasonable and good hospitality. I highly recommend this charter and if we are back in Alaska in the future I will book a trip with Al again.

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Dustin and Jordan
Written August 10, 2020
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Sue N
Milwaukee, WI65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We had the best time clamming in the Cook Inlet with Captain Al and "Gotta Fish Charter". They were on time, informative and helpful while showing us the proper way to actually find and capture those clams. We had a wonderful day of weather, clamming and spending time with new people.
Written June 11, 2021
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Nydia G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We can’t say enough wonderful things about Gotta Fish or either of the Als. We fished with Al Henderson and it was incredible- he got us right on great fish and was a pleasure to be around, professional but tons of fun. We had a brief interaction with the other Al and he was a peach too! We can’t wait to do it again next year. We also stayed and loved the cabin, it was clean, efficient and plenty affordable. Our experience overall was wellll worth the trip.
Written July 3, 2023
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TTWindom
Minnesota343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Captain Al and his deckhand Flynn were first class all the way. Excellent boat, rods reels and bait. They knew where the halibut were and they knew how to put you on them. My wife and I plan to return and fish with Al again.
Written August 16, 2021
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Keith
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Captain Al and crew are all about providing a top level of service and fun. If you want to halibut fish Gotta fish charters is the way to go. The lodging and fish processing are great.
Written July 19, 2020
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2820gilbertc
Seattle, WA69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
Went halibut fishing with Captain Allen for the last 25 years. Our trips are the highlight of our vacation! We caught our limit of halibut, Yellow Eye, Lin Cod with some of them so huge! Captain Allen is very good, was very well-informed, friendly in helping beginners and a pleasure to go fishing with. I have always would recommend Captain Allen to everyone looking for an incredible fishing adventure. My friends from Ohio, Kentucky, Minnesota and Wisconsin, return to Alaska every year and we can't wait to go fishing with Gotta Fish Charters. You will be a returning customer every time you visit Alaska if you choose these guys!
Written September 14, 2015
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charlottesisson1958
Midway, GA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Captain Al and his mate, Flynn were awesome. They took us to the hot spots and everyone catch their limit on the boat. We had a blast and recommend fishing on Gotta Fish. We will fish with them again.
Written August 15, 2019
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Sheila P
Flint, TX29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Captain Al is the best halibut guide in Alaska!! I have been fishing with several
guides and there is NO comparison!! Al wants to make sure you are happy with your catch and does whatever he can to make that happen (to get that BIG halibut)’. He is a super nice guy and Adam his deckhand works his tail off too! I don't want to share this secret but I have to....they will not disappoint you!!
Written August 19, 2018
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twags1
Saint Paul, MN9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
This was our first dip in the waters for deep sea fishing, and we chose Gotta Fish after excellent communication upon inquiry of several different charters. Captain Al does a terrific job making sure the details are set for the best tide dates of your trip. His crewman, Adam, is as hard a worker on a fishing boat as you're going to find, all while managing to look completely satisfied, if not excited, while working the lines. Despite being on the early side of the season, Al put us on the fish, and we hauled in a couple 40 pounders and 30 pounders, and went home very happy with our limit. Al and Adam were as happy as we were about our catch! Al helped us with the logistics of packaging and getting the fish home in the most economical way possible. The hubby is already making plans for the next trip and we will be on the Carnivore once more!
Written May 27, 2018
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basset55
Nashville, TN40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
...on two consecutive days in July with Capt. Al and deckhand Adam on the Carnivore. Everyone caught fish, we had a reasonable shot at the big ones, and I have since used Capt. Al's special term of encouragement ("Puke and rally! Puke and rally!") when I have faced adverse conditions back home. Probably will be back next summer and will definitely book with these guys if we are.
Written September 1, 2015
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