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Captain JR has been with us for his 6th season.  Having worked up through the ranks as deckhand extraordinaire.  We welcome him aboard again running the Irish.  He brings a big personality with him to work every day!

The "Irish"The “Irish” carries a maximum of 16 fishermen (more if all one party) and is also available for groups up to 22 passengers for sightseeing, weddings, school groups, nature tours, oil industry and other transportation services. The Irish can comfortably handle handicapped fisherman. See the “Irish's” web site at


The "Obsession"Capt. Richard BaltzerCapt. Richard Baltzer, captain of the “Obsession” owns and operates his 30 ft. Chris Craft. Richard specializes in our saltwater salmon fishery, providing excellent trolling for kings, reds, pinks and silver salmon depending on the season. He is available for combos and halibut fishing.
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Capt. Ben Martin, has up-graded his boat for 2019 with the "West Cape" a 33 ft Bounty Motor Yacht. This boat is more spacious and efficient than his previous boat the Fringe Benefit. He will continue to provide his clients with World Class fishing for his 12th season. Halibut is the staple, but when in season he loves to do more of the Ultimate Combo trips targeting all species possible. See Ben's web site at
Ben was 2010’s Homer Jackpot Derby Winning Captain!


Captian Eric Lehm is back Full Time! Eric finally has the best of both worlds... charter captain in the summer and nursing during the winters. He will be back for his 9th season with North Country and running his own boat the Julia Lynn again. The 30 ft. Cris Craft is available for fishing all the options we offer here at North Country.

Capt. Clay Duda will be running the Storm Petrel this summer specializing in Halibut, Halibut/Salmon Combos and the Ultimate Combo. We looking forward to having him join our North Country Crew and know he will be a great asset to our team.


Capt.Jay Keller, owner operator of the "Keeper", is a long-time local commercial fisherman/charter operator born and raised in Homer, Alaska. With his love for fishing and local knowledge, he brings confidence and expertise to your quality fun filled day on the water. Jay offers salmon fishing, halibut/salmon combos or the Ultimate Combo during certain times of the season.

Capt. Doug Vincent, will be running the Pacific Sun a 28ft GlasPly with twin diesels. This boat continues in our fleet after Capt. Joe retired. Comfortable cabin, restroom, ample seating it makes for a nice trip on the water. With 4 years working the waters of Kachemak Bay, Capt. Doug will bring his great sense of humor aboard every trip.

A truckload of good eatin' Gerri turns chaos into harmony!And let's not forget the tireless ground crew who pick up where the captains leave off, hauling your lunkers up to the office, weighing them, taking pictures, and filleting them as you relax with a hot cup of coffee or a well deserved ice cold beer at the "Salty Dawg" across the street.

Gerri Martin, taking your bookings, juggling schedules, and making sure you leave Homer smilin'.

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