vinny-halibut-fishing-alaskaI Fish Haines Alaska is the premier charter sport fishing and sightseeing operator in Haines, Alaska. We fish for halibut, cod, rockfish in the Lynn Canal and salmon in the rivers and lakes. I’m Vinny Simkin, your captain, host and guide. I’m the guy in the picture who just caught that giant halibut. For me, even a bad day of fishing is a good day of work!

How to Get Here

I love to get out on the water and I’d like nothing better than to take you with me. I have spent countless hours and days in the waters around Haines and I’ve learned all the prime spots (with a little help from my friends). But I won’t take you there – everyone around here knows them. I want to share some of my secrets with you. I‘ll hook you up with a full day charter or customize an entire vacation for you, your family and friends. We’re also ready to put together a group excursion each time a cruise ship docks in Haines. My boat, the “Peggy Sue”, is a 42’ Uniflite sport fishing cruiser (which includes a 4′ fishing platform) that can accommodate six guests, sleep 6, has a full galley (you know – kitchen) and a full bathroom. I’ve got more rods, reels and tackle than you could ever imagine. Survival suits, life preservers and a life boat, too. Your safety is just part of having a great time on the water.

You’ll need an Alaska Department of Fish and Game Sport Fishing License. Shop here to purchase the licenses that best suit your needs. You’ll be out on the water a lot quicker when you have your license printed and signed before you board. We can open the store and print your license for you on board if you forget to purchase in advance.

Lunch is part of the deal on all our full day adventures and there are always plenty of snacks on board. We’ll cut up your fish and offer vacuum sealing, and freezing. We can recommend selected shipping service providers to send your catch back home. Prices vary on weight and services.

We offer just about every Alaskan charter fishing and sightseeing adventure you can imagine and added two very tempting fishing and lodging packages. Click for the complete list. We added a flat bottom river boat to our fleet, so if the weather is foul at sea, we’ll get you fishing on the river or lakes.

I’ve completed the renovation of a great property on Mud Bay in Haines that has officially become the Glacier View Lodge. Our I FISH guests receive priority when booking lodging at Glacier View Lodge. We offer bed and breakfast style accommodations in three beautiful guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms. As our guests, you’ll live like Alaskans, with a full kitchen, a great room – equipped with cable TV, wireless Internet and…the glacier view. After fishing, or sightseeing, or taking in any of the great out door adventures around Haines, you can relax on our deck, soak in the view and enjoy a glass of wine from two of Sonoma County, California’s boutique vineyards: Baker Lane and Idell Family Vineyards. Learn more at

I want to share my love of Haines and the Alaska lifestyle with you. Let’s go fishing!