There are many great reasons to make Alaska your next fishing vacation destination. And True North Sport Fishing would like to help you create the Alaska Fishing trip of a lifetime. For fourteen years now, we've been providing Gustavus Alaska Fishing Charters, guided deep-sea sport fishing on Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage and coastal waters catering to travelers who seek a high-quality, authentic Gustavus Alaska fishing adventure.
Forrest Braden is the owner and lead fishing guide of True North Sport Fishing. His professional experience includes 8 years on overnight and long range deep sea fishing boats out of San Diego followed by an additional 28 seasons on local Alaska waters.
Forrest currently winters in Utah with his wife and seven children. In addition to furthering his business education through personal study, he enjoys spending quality family time, probing local waters for bass and trout, learning guitar, and serving in his church.
Luke Stamatis complements our team with 19 years experience as a professional fishing captain, and on his 8th season with us in Gustavus. Luke was born and raised in the coastal town of Santa Barbara, CA and has been on the ocean all of his life. He started working on fishing boats at the age of 11 and worked his way up through the ranks until earning his captain’s license at age 18. Luke knows the ocean, knows boats, and how to put fish on deck!
Luke is an outdoor enthusiast, and when not on the water he enjoys hunting the Intermountain West and surfing the Southern California coast where he currently resides.