About Our Team
Mark Coleman - Guide/Owner, USCG Licensed
Captain Mark Coleman is the founder and lead guide at All Rivers & Saltwater Charters. Mark operates saltwater charters in both the inland water and offshore waters, jet sled trips in a variety of Washington rivers, and drift boat adventures throughout Washington state. Mark's fishing experience includes both sportfishing and the commercial diciplines. When you call or email ARSC you will often be working with Mark himself. Mark is skilled in putting you in the right place at the right time for the best fishing. He helps coordinate with our clients to ensure that with the logistics of their trip are as much of a success as the fishing.
"My passion for fishing is being a part of others catching fish"
Washington fishing guide Mark Coleman has had great success in pursuing, catching, and teaching others the key techniques to hooking trophy fish. As a USCG Licensed Captain and insured Seattle fishing guide, Mark Coleman has put his years of fishing experience and knowledge into mastering the prolific Salmon, Steelhead, Tuna, Sturgeon, Lingcod, and Halibut fisheries of Western Washington, and Alaska. Mark has also guided a number of seasons in Bristol Bay, Alaska on the world famous Nushagak River and Togiak River systems.
Merry Coleman - Reservations Coordinator, Administration
Along with answering our busy phone-line and email server, Merry is the anchor of our hectic fishing schedule. She's a pro at explaining each one of our trips, answering your questions, and coordinating our reservations and team guides. Merry often joins our team on the water where she helps us find fish and deckhand! Merry’s passion for fishing is unquestioned, and her ability to catch fish and offer up sage words of fishing wisdom really brings another level of excellence to our guided charters.
Merry also volunteers her free time (when she has any) to fin clip smolt salmon and steelhead at local hatcheries, and at charity fishing events such as the Washington Tuna Classic (WTC).
Merry is crucial in the ground operations of the enitre company. She's a marine and fishing supplies specialist putting thousands of miles on the road keeping our charters up and running. Not to mention answering our very busy phone line and the office responsibilities she takes on every day. We really couldn't do it without Merry or the other wives of the members of the ARSC team!
Ray Vermillion - Associate Independent Guide,
Ray has been guiding clients in Washington's salmon & steelhead streams for several decades and was my (Mark Coleman's) inpiration for becoming a fishing guide. Our team sometimes refers to Ray as the "Guide Father". His infinite wisom, corney jokes, and fish finding and catching characteristics are the best in the business. Ray offers guided drift boat and jet boat adventures on Seattle area & Olympic Peninsula Rivers. Ray also has experience guiding in Cordova, AK. Join Ray for a trip of a lifetime!
"This why I do what I do"
As a Washington State fishing guide have been fishing for Steelhead and Salmon for over 33 years and as you can tell...this is my passion. Being a part of someone else catching there first Steelhead or Salmon or maybe the biggest fish of their life gets me excited too. I am a people person and I love to coach my fisherman and women as they are fighting their fish and to see that look on there face when they finally land it... that's why I am a Seattle Fishing Guide!
Mike Ainsworth - Associate Independent Guide, USCG Licensed
Mike guides anglers on a variety of fishing experiences in both freshwater and saltwater. He has been working with us for the longest of all of our associates and is extremely productive, knowledgable, friendly, and patient. Mike offers drift boat and jet sled adventures. Join Mike for Columbia River springers, Olympic Peninsula salmon & steelhead, Puget Sound Salmon and crab, and Seattle area salmon fishing today!
"One of my greatest joys is helping people catch fish"
I have been fishing in Washington State for over seventeen years and Washington fishing guide for almost 8 years. I have fished in many parts in the world from Hawaii to India, if it swims, I have tried to catch it and there are a lot more fish to be caught. Fishing is not just a job or a hobby for me, it's my passion. I also love helping people catch fish they have never caught before or may have never been able to catch on there own. One of the best things for me as guide is to see the look on some ones face when they hook in to there first wild steelhead, or there first big salmon or trout. The look on there face and the thrill that they get is what great memories are made of, that goes double for young kids.
Ian Winder - Associate Independent Guide, USCG Licensed
Captian Ian runs saltwater charters in Westport often aboard our 29' Defiance Pilothouse boat "Reel Elite" and other vessels in the industry. Throughout the year, Ian can be found chasing halibut, lingcod, albacore tuna, steelhead and salmon.
Ian spends the fall and winter months offering his own drift boat adventures on the Olympic Peninsula. Ian is super friendly, funny, positive, and very good and producing fish which naturally makes him our top captain!
I have been a fisherman my entire life. Fishing is something I am very passionate about. I love sharing this great sport; introducing people to the wilderness fishing experience, teaching new techniques and being a part of the excitement that every trophy brings is what I live for. The best part of the day is seeing the huge smiles on my clients’ faces as they catch their first salmon, first steelhead or maybe the biggest fish of their life.
Loren Morris - Associate Independant Captain, USCG Licensed
I have always been an outdoorsmen and truly love nature and all it has to offer. I have been chasing Halibut, Salmon, Steelhead, and Trout every since I was a youngster. I welcome the opportunity to provide you, your family, friends, or business associates with the techniques to catch fish on the wonderful rivers and water ways in Washington.
I enjoy putting my years of experience and knowledge into helping my clients whether they’re beginners or advanced, and I ONLY fish when conditions allow for at least a fair chance of catching fish.
It’s my goal whether you’re young or not getting any younger, male or female to make your day on the water enjoyable, and with a bit of luck provide you with fond memories of fishing.
Matt Chandler - Associate Independent Captain - USCG Licensed
Over the years Matt has spent many hours on the water all over our beautiful state, guiding and of course fishing with his family and friends.
As with any career, you need to keep up with the current information in yourfield of study, so he learns more and more about how to target Salmon and Steelhead in our waters here in the beautiful Northwest by continuing his education through classes as well as time spent on the waters he takes people out on.
"Fishing is my passion and there is nothing better than being a part of landing a fish, whether that person be an avid fisherman or a first timer. I have spent countless hours on the water perfecting my craft and take pride in what I do. I will work hard all day to provide you with a fun and safe day on the water."