Name: Captain Phil Carlson
Family Status: Married to former Angling Unlimited hostess, Brielle.
History with Angling Unlimited (How’d you get connected to AU and Sitka,AK): Sophomore year of college lived with former AU captain Nick Hoban. Contacted Chuck about Deckhand position – none open, only processing job available – declined position. Chuck called back a couple weeks later – took me out to lunch – showed me pictures of Sitka Fishing – signed up for processing job on the spot. Processed one year, deckhanded for Ben for 3 years, 6th year as a captain.
Favorite part of the job: Helping clients achieve their trip of a lifetime! Meeting new people, seeing old faces and catching big fish.
What do you do in the off season: Hunt, Fish, substitute teach, and work on the “honey-do” list (in that order!)
Describe your job in five words or less: Stressful, Tiresome and Greatly Rewarding.
Describe yourself in one word: Ambitious