Fishing Report: Good Halibut Out Of Seward, Homer And Whittier | Alaska Fishing |

Candopoulos started the Saltwater Safari Company in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill when he and partner Steve Babinec purchased the mainstays of his fleet, the Legend and the Legacy. Candopoulos got so good at capturing oil-smeared otters he was put in charge of rounding up most of the distressed sea mammals. He learned to hunt and capture otters like he gets after fish; he became the “go-to otter guy” for Exxon capturing many of the oil-soaked mammals. Anglers who don’t know Captain Bob may have heard of his first epic halibut hauls from Montague Island in the 1980s and early 1990s, with occasional boatloads of 200-pound halibut — before six-pack boats traveled that far. Find out more


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