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HOOK-UP!! Captain Kevin Vasereno has 46 years experience working on charter fishing boats out of Westport, WA. He began his career in 1967, deckhanding on the White Cap with Captain Don Fidler. Kevin received his Master's License from the United States Coast Guard in 1975 at the age of 19, and began his career as Skipper. His philosophy of charter fishing is evident in his two goals for each fishing trip. The first goal is the most important-to have a great time going fishing! The second goal is to have a fruitful outing, returning with the best catch possible. Kevin has worked diligently throughout the years to ensure that both goals come together on each and every trip.
The GOLD RUSH, one of Kevin's passions, is a 43' Delta Marine hull finished by Knapp Boat in Tacoma. Kevin and Karyl Vasereno have owned the GOLD RUSH since 1989. She is an absolutely awesome vessel, extremely well suited for her job of safely, quickly, and productively carrying passengers on the ocean. She is powered by twin non-smoking and earth-friendly John Deere diesels. These quiet and efficient engines give the GOLD RUSH a speedy cruise, allowing for more time fishing and less time traveling. (GOLD RUSH' re-power even made a national magazine!) The GOLD RUSH has state-of-the-art navigation, fish-finding, and communication electronics, as well as an inverter for a large halogen light for safe night travel, and a microwave for your convenience. The cabin is heated, and a new slightly higher stainless railing gives comfort and support while fishing. Our additions last winter of an awesome live bait tank for anchovies, a slush-hold for storing tuna, new pole racks and new fuel tanks proved themselves during the last summer's fantastic fishing season. The latest navigational computer and software, a new sea-temp gauge, and a new autopilot complement the pilothouse. She is a fabulous fishing machine!
Colin Vasereno, also a USCG licensed captain, is back and in charge of the deck. Ambitious and jovial, Colin will keep you fishing and smiling. Kevin and Colin will work to ensure perfection for your outing, and are looking forward to welcoming you aboard.
Captains Kevin and Colin of the GOLD RUSH do all of the available fisheries of the Washington Coast. Rockfish and lingcod fishing starts mid-March, halibut in May, salmon at the end of June and albacore tuna starts end of July. Kevin will now be available all spring and fall, retiring after 33 years of teaching. He will concentrate on fishing and spending time with Karyl!
So whether it is anchoring for rockfish and lingcod, hovering for halibut, drifting for salmon, or sliding into a foamer patch of albacore, it will be "Game-on" on the GOLD RUSH.
Give us a try - you will be glad you did - hope to "sea ya" soon!