Boats and Equipment

One of the more frequent compliments we get from our guests is how great our boats are for comfort, safety and fishing room. After looking at many production line boats without finding any that had all of the features we needed, we decided to produce our own design. The result is a 26′ aluminum boat with a wide 11′ beam and a fully enclosed cabin with air cusioned pneumatic seats for all. Then we outfitted them low emission, quiet 250hp Yamaha saltwater series engine, Furuno radar, Sitex color sonar, Garmin GPS, and a Icom VHF radio. Add to this an experienced captain, miles of uncrowded, highly productive fishing grounds and you’re ready to experience an Alaska fishing adventure second to none.

El Capitan has a 6 boat fleet with one boat always dedicated as a spare. This insures that in the rare instance one of our boats has a mechanical problem, we can provide a quick safe transfer to our spare boat with minimal fishing time sacrificed.

At El Capitan we believe that by using the best equipment available our guests have the greatest chance to boat every fish that strikes. We have used many different brands over 20 years of being in the lodge business and have found that the best rod builder for salmon and halibut fishing to be Lamiglas. As for reels, we use the Shimano 700LC for halibut and for salmon we use the Shimano 500LC with line depth counters.

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