Many of you know me from the fishing reports I have posted under my nickname, “Coho Dave”. This is my third year of fishing as Muttley Crew Fishing Adventures, but this will be my 21st year of fishing the waters of the Kenai Peninsula, including the Kenai River, Resurrection Bay, Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay. And I’m fully licensed by the Coast Guard to operate any vessel up to 25 tons and fully licensed by Alaska Department of Fish and Game to operate a charter business.
I moved to Homer in May of 2009 to pursue my dream of becoming a fishing guide because the one thing I’ve found over the years is that I LOVE to fish and I also LOVE the thrill of taking people out and finding fish for them. I love catching fish, but there isn’t anything more thrilling to me than netting a big king, feisty coho, or gaffing a “barndoor” halibut for someone I’ve taken out fishing.
The name of my business, Muttley Crew Fishing Adventures, and the name of my boat, the Pretty Penny, come from my “first mate”, Penny, my “Kachemak Bay Fish Retriever” who you see at the right. She accompanies me on all of my fishing adventures and loves to fish as much as I do. And if you have any problems with having a dog along on the trip please let me know because even Penny likes a day off once in a w he Pretty Penny is a 26 ft. Hewescraft Alaskan Searunner. She’s fitted with duel Yamaha 115 hp four stroke outboards that get me where I want to go very quickly. I can easily hit over 30 mph so I can get to the fishing grounds a lot quicker than larger charter boats which translates to more fishing time for my clients. It has a cabin heater and a flushable toilet to make your fishing experience that much more enjoyable. It can easily seat up to 7 passengers, but I like to keep things small and prefer to take only four or five clients at the most.hile.