Captain tina (old spice) bermitz
Old Spice joins the Yes Bay Guide staff for another summer! With all that she has learned and her openness, she's looking for a very successful year with a ton of fish again! She loves bottom fishing for halibut and like her husband, for snapper!
Tina has been officially guiding for about a decade and unofficially forever. She and Snapper owned and ran Palm Bay Fishing Outfitters bait and tackle for ten years. After closing the store, Al & Tina decided to come work together at Yes Bay. Tina was born in Ohio and moved to Central East Coast of Florida when she was 4 years old. Her love for the water and fishing come from her mom. They either were fishing from the beach or fishing the Indian River Lagoon.
Tina is really looking forward to guiding again this year, meeting new people and catching some awesome fish!!! Tina spends her winters in Florida working as a fishing guide on the SE coast of Florida.
captain al (snapper) bermitz
Captain Al returns for another season at Yes Bay Lodge, happily subjecting himself to getting his butt kicked every day by his wife Tina (Old Spice)!
Al was born & raised in Bronx, New York, where he fished the Long Island sound for about 18 years. He then moved to Florida and has been fishing there since 1987. Al and Tina hail from Palm Bay, FL. Snapper has been guiding professionally for over a decade now! He fishes mostly the Indian river from Melbourne to Sebastian, Fla. He has fished offshore & inshore and loves them both. This will be his fourteenth season guiding with us, and it has been a great opportunity to fish Alaska the Yes Bay way - protected waters and big fish!
He is looking forward to hooking you up on some serious fish!
captain Stan (BIrdman) Miller
Captain Stan started his charter fishing career at Sea Gull Charters in Newport, OR in 1967. Stan specialized in multi-passenger charters and they remain his focus after 50+ years of guiding in Oregon, Washington, Florida, Alabama, Texas and Alaska. The US Coast Guard allowed “Birdman” to work around the United States for the next 12 years ending with a 3 year assignment in Ketchikan, AK.
A change in career to Insurance and Financial Services led to several years in Anchorage, Alaska. Stan still managed to charter on weekends and time off. Fishing mostly out of the Kenai Peninsula, Homer, Seward, Valdez and south central Alaska. Retirement from his Insurance Agency in 2007 allowed Stan and his wife to full time RV for the next several years all over the United States. Stan returned to Oregon to assist with family 2015 and decided to return to summer charter work.
Stan returns to Yes Bay for the upcoming season excited to assist guests in having the experience of a lifetime!
captain Chad (Packrat) Seabrooke
A Florida native, Chad currently hails from northern California. This will be his 7th summer at Yes Bay and his 8th summer in Alaska! He grew up on the water – his father was a charter boat captain back in the 60s and 70s and fishing runs in his family. At 19, Chad went to work at a sea base and the rest is history from there! In 2021, Chad and his lovely wife Tammy met and got married at Yes Bay! In the off season you will probably find him out duck hunting and spending time with Tammy and their pets. Packrat wants you to know that people that fish with him learn to appreciate Taylor Swift! He looks forward to seeing you at Yes Bay and getting out on the water.
The New Guys & special appearances:
captain Chipper Gatherum
In his second season at Yes Bay, Chip is looking forward to getting guests out on the water and catching the big one! He and his lovely wife Jo, hail from Utah. After a couple seasons at another lodge near Ketchikan, Chip and Jo made their way to Yes Bay in 2023 and haven't looked back. During the off season, these two keep the lodge and property all taken care of. After a quiet and peaceful winter, they are looking to the hustle and bustle of the upcoming season!
captain kevin (blackfly) hack
Captain Kevin (Blackfly) Hack is the owner of Yes Bay Lodge. Kevin started his career here as a guide many years ago and has been fishing the area ever since. His family has owned the Lodge for over 45 years! Kevin took over running Yes Bay full time in 2006, and he, along with his wife Dee, also live and work onsite year-round. With a crew of guides he proudly stands behind, Kevin has essentially hung up his guiding hat. While Kevin sightings can be brief throughout the season, as he resides primarily behind-the-scenes keeping the entire Yes Bay Lodge operation running smoothly, be sure to say "Hello!" if you see him during your visit!