Captain Fred Hutchings, is a long time resident of Prince Rupert and a retired firefighter (Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Dept 32 years). Fred is well trained in medical as well as Fire Prevention, and firefighting both land and Marine. Most days off, while at the Fire Dept. would find Fred out fishing. Fred has a wealth of knowledge and is a very personable person. Having spent 2 summers of his youth working on a commercial salmon Troller, has helped Fred to better understand fishing and carry’s over to his excellent success rate on charters. A knowledgeable and light hearted guide, Fred also holds the following certificates.

  • Small commercial operator’s certificate
  • ROC-MC- Restricted VHF radio operator’s certificate
  • MED-A-3 - Marine Emergency Duties

(All are required to operate a charter vessel, by Dept. of Transport)

Fred is also a member of The Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Prince Rupert, and the Chatham Sound Charter boat operators.

The boat is a 1995 Bayliner Trophy 23.5 Foot walk around, Powered by Mercury 225 HP 4 stroke outboard and has a 9.9 Mercury 4 Stroke outboard for quiet trolling and back up engine. The boat cruises at 25-30 miles per hour with a top speed of 40 MPH. The vessel is inspected yearly and meets Dept of Transport Requirements, which are more stringent that Canadian Coast Guard. Should the weather be less than perfect, it has a covered top and a v-berth (bed) up front as well as a porrta potti, always handy for those that need the facilities.

The latest in equipment includes Lowrance GPS, Sounder, Chart Plotter, VHF Radio(DSC), and Cell Phone. Fishing gear includes, salmon trolling and mooching outfits which include Shimano Rods/reels and Penn reels, Scotty Electric downriggers and heavy halibut rods and reels. A wide variety of tackle helps to insure successful catch’s for the day. Rain gear is also provided should the Prince Rupert liquid sunshine decide to bless you. (Local weather)

Light refreshments (bottled water, pop, crackers are also provided)

What to bring-Saltwater fishing license, Layered clothing, lots of film, and food and drinks of your choice.

Be prepared for an early start for your fun on the water. The saying the early bird gets the worm, works for the North Coast as well. Its not uncommon to be heading out at daybreak for your 10 hour day. Normal days will take 45-60 minutes to get to the fishing grounds and even longer should you be after that once in a life time catch! We travel to where the fish are!