Farewell Aleta

Aleta VanZinderan could be the poster child for the old adage, “Hire what you can’t teach.” Captain Chuck, whose gift for picking great employees is seemingly endless, brought Aleta to Angling Unlimited in 2005 after she completed her freshman year in college. What she knew about the nuts and bolts of the job hardly mattered – she…

Farewell Captain Phil

Through the years, Angling Unlimited has been blessed with exceptional captains. Sadly, Captain Phil, a pillar of production and customer service, has to move on after 13 amazing seasons. Phil’s AU story began during his college days at North Dakota State University (NDSU), where he met fellow AU-alum Nick Hoban. Intrigued by Nick’s summer job opportunity,…

Albatross Launched

Angling Unlimited’s new 30 foot North River “Albatross” took her maiden voyage on Sunday, June 3. Aboard for the event were Scott and Tom Ruhlman, Craig and Steve Shank, and deckhand par excellence Bryan Christianson. We opened up with 3 kings landed and one missed on the first drift of the boat’s career. Steve Shank…

Our new boat getting closer to Sitka

Angling Unlimited’s new boat, a North River 30 footer named Albatross, is making it’s way through the production phases. Fully welded and painted, she’s now in “rigging” which means mechanical systems, electronics, seats, windows, and nearly everything else that transforms the aluminum structure into a first class, comfortable North Pacific sport fishing machine. Each new boat that AU…

Halibut and King Salmon Regulations for 2013

  Halibut The North Pacific Fishery Management Council and the International Pacific Halibut Commission have finalized the halibut regulations for 2013. Limit is one halibut per day that is either under 45 inches or over 68 inches. There is no annual limit. This halibut regulation worked well for our customers in 2012 and we expect more exciting halibut…