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Captains & Crew


Captain Steve Zernia

Capt. Steve Zernia has owned and operated ProFish-n-Sea Charters in Seward since 1994. Capt. Steve grew up fishing the waters around Seward and is a second generation Alaska fishing guide. He is a United States Coast Guard licensed Master on near coastal waters and is First Aid/CPR certified. Captain Steve was a founding member and past VP of the Seward Charterboat Association, and is also a member of the National Association of Charterboat Operators.

Captain Steve has been featured in magazines such as Sport Fishing, Saltwater Sportsman, Fish Alaska and on the North to Alaska TV show with Larry Csonka. With over 35 years of experience landing trophy halibut, salmon, and lingcod, he is well known for pioneering some of Seward's most productive fishing areas. In his spare time (winter) Captain Steve enjoys playing hockey, skiing, and chasing warm water pelagic fish such as tuna and marlin. Captain Steve will work hard to ensure that you have a pleasurable, safe, and productive fishing adventure.


captain nick spurr

Capt. Nick was born and raised in Seward, Alaska and grew up on the waters around Resurrection Bay fishing and surfing. Nick started working on local charter boats at the age of 16 where he quickly found his place in the intense summer seasons of catching halibut and salmon. Nick holds a 100 ton USCG Masters license and has captained charter boats in Alaska and Hawaii. He has a passion for catching king salmon and works tirelessly to put his clients on fish.

In the winter Nick works as a longshoreman and fishes aboard a local commercial vessel for blackcod. During his down time, he heads for the mountains around Seward where he enjoys snowboarding, snow machining, and moose hunting.


captain Jon Leighton

Originally from the East Coast, Capt. Jon found his way to Alaska in 2012 and has made this his home. He began working in the commercial salmon fishing industry prior to discovering charter fishing (and the luxury of sleeping in his own bed every night). Jon is a licensed 100 ton Master and his knowledge of Alaska’s history allows him to share interesting facts with his guests. In the fall Jon works for Excel Sportfishing aboard their long-range charter vessel fishing off the coast of Mexico for tuna and blue water pelagic species.

During the winter months, he operates a snowcat for Chugach Powder Guides at Alyeska Ski Resort, escorting skiers and riders into the backcountry for epic winter adventures. When Jon isn’t fishing out of Seward, he can be found snowboarding, surfing, and fishing the fresh water for anything that is biting. He is energetic, funny, and wants to catch fish as much as his clients do!


captain Matt Rutz

Capt. Matt grew up in Alaska and has always had a love for the outdoors. He has been working in the charter industry in Seward since 2006 and shares his passion for fishing and the area with his guests. Capt Matt holds a USCG 100 ton masters license on near coastal waters. Matt owns and operates the M/V Interceptor, working closely with ProFish-n-Sea Charters. In the winter months he now lives in Oregon where he sells real estate. He enjoys elk and deer hunting in his spare time.

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