Eureka Fishing Boat and Captain
The Shellback is the flagship of the Eureka Fishing fleet with a rich history as a proven fish catcher. As the biggest charter boat in the area, her 36 foot length and 12 foot beam provides ample room for our limited load six passenger trips. Equipped with top of line electronics and safety equipment the Shellback will get you to the fish in comfort.
Captain Tony Sepulveda
Tony grew up with a fishing rod in hand and has invested his passion for the sport into Green Water Fishing Adventures and Shellback Sportfishing. Starting in the industry at the age of 18, he brings 20 years of experience to combine with his positive attitude and youthful energy.
In addition to his years as a charter captain out of Eureka and Trinidad, Tony has worked the Southern California sport boat fleet fishing tuna and yellowtail, spent 10 years running jet-boats on the wilderness rivers of Alaska and guides salmon and steelhead on the rivers of Northern California and Southern Oregon. Tony holds a Bachelor Of Science in Fisheries Biology from Humboldt State University, A US Coast Guard captains license, swift water rescue training and CPR/ First Aid certifications to round out his experience.
Tony is a field reporter for Western Outdoor News and his business is followed closely by many of the states top fishing media sources including radio, video production and print.
On his personal adventures Tony has fished his way around the world chasing exotic species in the remote corners of the globe. Growing up, summers were spent camping on the beaches of Baja and his first marlin was landed on stand up gear at 11 years old. The most recent trip was a month long, unguided wilderness expedition through the jungles of southern mexico's Sian Ka'an Biosphere for permit, tarpon, snook and bonefish.
Captain Phil Glenn
Captain Phil Glenn's career began as a boy. When he was 10 years old, he worked for his father on his salmon troller out of Bodega Bay, California. His passion for the ocean grew over the years, and as a young man he owned and operated six commercial fishing boats up to 61 feet that were involved in salmon, tuna, crab, rockfish, and trawl fisheries.
In 1986, Captain Phil started a Sport Fishing Business with his 50 foot boat The Celtic and operated it for 18 years. In 2003 he bought the Shellback and ran the boat for 10 years before selling the business to Tony.
Phil is a US Coast Guard Licensed 100-Ton Master, and is a United States Navy Veteran in addition to being the most experienced Sport Fishing Captain on the North Coast. While Phil is semi retired at this point, he still runs the Shellback on special occasions and a day on the water with him is an opportunity to fish with a legend.