Guides & Captains


The following guides and captains are approved and backed by the staff at Fisherman’s Warehouse. Your chance of catching fish while on these boats are greatly increased due to the guide and captains years of experience.

Big Al’s Guide Service

“I specialize in jet boat fishing trips on some of Northern California’s most scenic and pristine rivers and lakes. I offer full-service guided fishing trips utilizing the fishing discipline of your choice such as bait casting, plug pulling or trolling just to name a few. I am dedicated to making your trip an adventure of your lifetime. I use time tested techniques to make our trips successful and give fishing instruction so you leave more knowledgable of how, when and where to fish.” – Big Al

Ed Fisk

Avid fisherman and guide Ed Fisk, of Fish Tales Guide Service, is familiar with the habits of local fish in the surrounding communities in which he lives. With his extensive angler knowledge and expertise, he continues to successfully fish the Northern California and Sierra Foothill Lakes providing our clients with an unforgettable fishing adventure. Our fishing guide service extends to the following lakes:

  • Little Grass Valley
  • Oroville
  • Stampede
  • Jackson Meadows
  • Davis
  • Eagle

Monte Smith

Monte is a pro staff member for many professional fishing tackle companies. He is quite capable of demonstrating and training of all the basic fishing how to’s as well as enhancing the experience for your entire fishing party. With his new boat he can accommodate six Anglers.

Don Paganelli

“I will provide you with the knowledge and the finest quality tackle and equipment to let you enjoy the fun and excitement that is Bass fishing, the largest growing sport in America.” – Don

  • 30 years fishing Northern California lakes and Delta
  • Experienced in all types of freshwater fishing
  • Expert in teaching beginners and children
  • California licensed guide since 1997

Roger George

“If you’re looking for a fishing trip that’s not your run of the mill trip, but one that’s an authentic fishing trip experience with top of the line equipment a proven big striper guide, and a chance at a trophy, this may be right up your alley.” – Roger

Todd Wittwer

“I have lived in this area all my life and grew up fishing for trout in streams and lakes throughout the Sierra with my father, brothers and friends. I have been fishing for trout and Kokanee on Bass Lake for over 20 years. I have been Guiding at Bass Lake since 2000, a couple of years after realizing  the best Kokanee fishing in the state was right in my own backyard. I want to be more than a fishing guide for the day, I like to teach anglers how to fish with downriggers and how to use other fishing equipment like fishfinders and GPS units. I allow the anglers the chance to help as little or as much as they want. This will help them become better fishermen on not only Bass Lake, but on other lakes as well.” – Todd

Tom Mattusch
Boat: The Huli Cat

Tom Mattusch is the owner and Captain of the Huli Cat, a 53 foot charter boat, operating out of Pillar Point Harbor and has fished the West Coast since 1967.  He’s an IGFA Certified Captain, and can be heard on four radio stations giving fish reports or discussing fishing politics.  Tom has worked closely with the Recreational Fishing Alliance, PCFFA, the Half Moon Bay Fisherman’s Marketing Association, United Anglers of Southern California, and United Anglers.

Crystal Basin Tackle & Guide Service

  • U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain
  • California Dept. of Fish and Game licensed Guide
  • California Dept. of Boating and Waterways licensed
  • U.S. Forest Service Special Use permitted

Allen Chin
Boat: Tigerfish

The Tigerfish is one of the finest charter boats in the fleet. Recently refurbished throughout, she is a 50 foot DELTA/DELTA fiberglass vessel built in 1977 inspected and certified annually by the United States Coast Guard. Equipped with twin 400 horsepower diesel engines, she is capable of cruising quickly to the fishing grounds. TheTigerfish bolsters state of the art electronic and safety equipment and a well experienced crew to make your fishing excursion safe and enjoyable. Captain Allen Chin has the knowledge and experience to get the job done.

Craig Hanson
Boat: Argo

Captain Craig Hanson has a lifetime of experience fishing the Bay Area waters, and will make your trip a fun and memorable one. Whether fishing the San Francisco Bay for halibut, striped bass, or sharks, or running out the Golden Gate for salmon and rockfish, our goal is to provide everyone with an enjoyable experience.

Carol Jones
Boat: Kahuna Sportfishing

The Kahuna fishes for salmon, rockfish, halibut, sea bass and albacore. They are located in the heart of the Monterey Bay in the Moss Landing Harbor.

Mark Daugherty

East Cape Guides was started in 2000 to allow working professionals to spend more time fishing and relaxing, and less time scheduling charter boats and buying tackle. Time and time again they see inexperienced anglers without the proper gear and knowledge to maximize the opportunity to catch a fish of a lifetime.

Jay Lopes
Boat: Right Hook

The “Right Hook” is a 2004, 26 foot Parker powered by twin 150 horse power Yamahas and is rigged with state-of-the-art electronics. The boat has a fully enclosed cabin with comfortable seating for five. Also, for those days with long runs or your just to beat to catch anymore fish, there is a sleeping area to catch up on some ZZZZZ’s. The “Right Hook” is also equipped with a full head on board.

Mike Gravert
Boat: Intimidator Sportfishing

Captain Mike Gravert of Intimidator Sportfishing has fished the waters of California for over 20 years.  His on the water experience, knowledge and understanding of fish behavior and the Delta’s ecosystem has made him one of the most successful charter captains on the water today.  Enjoyable and scenic, the delta holds exciting fishing action around every corner…and along the way you’ll learn how to successfully target the many species of gamefish available in California’s Delta.