Alaska Fishing Charter

Learn About Action Alaska Sportfishing and the 35 ft Bertram Fishing Boat

Action Alaska Sportfishing is a company based out of Sitka, Alaska, that offers excellent wonderful fishing experiences for small parties that want to try saltwater sportfishing. There are a few different fish species around Sitka, including Salmon, Halibut, and Herring. Salmon and Halibut are the usual targets for us on all-day fishing trips. The owners, Captain Cody Loomis and his wife, Marlie, operate these fishing trips with only one boat.  

The Kimshan 

The “Kimshan” is a customized 35 ft long, 13 ft wide Bertram Fishing Boat made in 1972. It is the only boat they use for all bookings of fishing trips. The fishing platform is on the back deck, and it measures 16 ft by 13 ft. It is great for up to six anglers to fish comfortably without any tangles. Twin diesel engines push the boat at a speed of 23 knots, with a top speed of 30 knots. These engines are made by Cummins, a popular diesel engine manufacturer.  

Complete Reconstruction 

After purchasing the boat from Virginia, Cody had it delivered to Seattle, Washington, by truck. From Seattle, it was shipped on a barge to Sitka. He proceeded to strip the boat down to the hull and rebuild it to Cody’s custom specifications. He replaced the structures with stronger, more modern materials, such as fiberglass, aluminum, and stainless steel. He completed the boat with a walkaround deck and more headroom in the cabin with over six and a half ft of clearance. 

Other upgrades include a sit-down electric flush head on deck, dual heat sources, and more custom features to make the day more comfortable and productive. Plus, the boat has a dry exhaust, which means the exhaust exits the vessel around 13 ft above the waterline. So you’ll never experience the diesel exhaust smell when motor mooching or trolling. Top-of-the-line equipment and gear are used on every fishing trip Captain Cody takes. He uses hydraulic downriggers that are custom-built for effective trolling deeper than other charter boats in Alaska. In this process, he uses either Seeker, Gloomis, or TFO rods. The reels are also all top quality brands like Accurate, Avet, and Shimano reels.  

Action Alaska Sportfishing is committed to providing you with a top-quality fishing experience. All your fishing supplies and food to consume are provided for you for the day of your trip. Most of the customers who book fishing trips with Action Alaska Sportfishing are repeat customers because they love their experience with Cody and their family and friends. Captain Cody and his wife Marlie will ensure you have a customized fishing trip that is exciting and rewarding for you and your companions. Contact us at Action Alaska Sportfishing to schedule your fishing trip, today!