Alaskan Captain Andy Mezirow is a lifetime professional fisherman and more.
Captain Andy has spent over 35 years working on and teaching others about the ocean. He has been licensed as Master of Vessels to 200 Gross Tons, on Any Ocean, for more than 30 years.
His career began on the east coast, fishing working as crew on the famed Viking Fleet in Montauk New York, then fishing the distant waters of the Grand Banks and as far south as Venezuela for swordfish and tunas. He began commercial fishing for halibut in Alaskan waters in 1983. For the last twenty seven years, Captain Andy has been guiding exclusively in the waters around Seward. His guests have set over 30 IGFA light tackle world records, numerous tournament wins and countless fantastic days of fishing and catching!
Captain Andy, has been selected as a brand ambassador and serves on the pro staff for AFTCO, Simrad marine electronics and Mercury Marine. These partnerships insure that you will be fishing the newest and best fishing tackle and gear available at any price.
In 2014 he was selected at one of the top 50 charter captains in the world by Saltwater Sportsman Magazine and in 2016 Captain Andy was selected as one of the top 5 charter captains in the Country by Sportfishing Magazine. and in 2022 Andy was awarded the International Game Fish Association’s highest honor for the charter captain, the Tommy Gifford Award. He and his business have been featured in numerous national magazines and on television
In the off-season Andy has been fisheries management policy advisor for 20 years and has served full term of 9 years as the sole Alaskan sportfishing representative on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. This regional management council is responsible for sustainably managing Alaska’s valuable federal fisheries. Andy spends his spare time chasing warm water game fish like Tuna and Marlin with his wife of 27 years on their smaller boat in Kona, Hawaii.
Captain Tee Barnett – Born and Raised Alaskan fisherman
You may have the pleasure of fishing Captain Francisca Barnett. For the last 10 years Captain “Tee” has been sailing as the relief captain on the Gray Light. She was raised on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. Capt. Tee is a life-long fisherman and grew up in fishing and hunting family spending quality time in local Coastal Alaskan waters. As a teenager she spent her days working as crew on the back deck of a Deep Creek sport fishing charter boats. She began her Captain’s career in 1999 after graduating from Ninilchik High School, she received a scholarship to attend the Alaska Nautical Training Center. She ran several top charter boats in Ninilchik and Seward before finding a home working with us, running our boats. She won the Seward Jackpot Halibut Tournament in 2016 and worked, in the winter months, on well known charter boats in Northern California fishing for Rockfish, and Albacore and commercial fishing for crab. Later she furthered her maritime career sailing aboard cargo ships in the North Atlantic. Since 2003 Captain T has made her home port in Seward, she has become a master salmon fisherman and master Resurrection Bay Shrimper and continues to share her love and knowledge of Alaska fishing (and shrimping) with all her clients and her husband and two children.
In short, you would be hard pressed to find more experienced and competent fishing guides for your Alaskan fishing trip.