Trent Akens


Trent has been a commercial fisherman around the Santa Barbara Channel Islands for 25+ years.   He captains his own boat, the “JimmyK”, a 28 foot Wilson with twin Honda motors.  He specializes in catching halibut, sea bass, yellow fin tuna, and rock fish.  His passion is assuring the sustainability of the fishing industry and tries very hard to deliver good, clean fish at a fair market price.

In addition to commercial fishing, he runs 6-pack sport fishing charters, kayak trips to the Channel Islands, and day trips to hike the Islands.  Since he has lived most of his life around Santa Barbara, he knows the area very well and has had a lot of fun hiking there.  In his spare time, surfing is also on the agenda.

In addition to working the Santa Barbara islands, Trent has worked as a Sport Fishing Captain in Glacier Bay, Alaska for about 10 years in summer seasons.  He successfully ran weekly sport fishing trips which included up to five anglers a day from all over the US.  He still maintains contact with a large number of his clients who often come to Santa Barbara to fish with him and explore the Channel Islands.

Trent lives in Carpenteria with his beautiful wife, Thida, and their amazing little girl, Everest. He has a profound love for the ocean and loves sharing that with everyone he takes out. In his spare time he also loves cooking and experimenting with local and international flavors for his fish recipes. If you would like more details on his operation or would like to get in on the action for an unforgettable time please contact him.


Captain Trent

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