Captain Tom Ohaus (Owner)
Name: Tom Ohaus
Family Status: Married to Linda Mae Kristofik (the woman who built the customer service foundation of Angling Unlimited) 3 wonderful kids – Evelyn 16, Gus 18, Hanne 23
History with Angling Unlimited/How did you get connected with AU/Sitka: I founded Angling Unlimited on a dream and a prayer in 1988 in Neah Bay, Washington. Been there since the beginning and still love this business.
History of fishing: I began fishing at about the same time I began walking—2 years old. I’ve fished extensively on the East Coast, West Coast, Caribbean, and South America. I’ve fished the North Pacific as a charter captain for 25 years.
Hobbies/Interests: Fly fishing in salt water, running.
Favorite fish and how do you like it cooked: I like too many kinds of fish in too many ways to narrow it to one. Who says it has to be cooked either? If it’s really my favorite fish, maybe I’d prefer to let it go.
What is it that you like most regarding your job at Angling Unlimited: I love the wonderful people I get to work with. I also love life on the water with all the interesting people that step aboard my boat each year.
What do you do in the off season: Write, fish, hang out with my kids, fight the political battles that the charter industry is embroiled in, and work toward making Angling Unlimited a better place each year.
If you had to describe your job in 5 words or less what would they be: Doing what I love.
Describe yourself in one word: Asymmetrical