Culminating many years as a deck hand on long range boats, Tommy earned his captains license in 1978, giving him a wealth of hands on experience in this fishery. With all this acknowledged skill and talent he has become one of the most successful and sought after guides in the fleet.
Born and raised in San Diego, Roman has always been fond of the ocean starting at a young age as a 3rd generation fisherman and son of a captain and navigator of a commercial tuna seiner. Roman's heritage runs deep in the fishing industry with many years of Sportfishing and commercial fishing experience. Fishing runs in his blood. He joins the Polaris Supreme as a licensed 100 ton master merchant marine and deckhand.
Alec's love of fishing started when he was a toddler catching trout with his dad in a local stream. His passion for fishing grew from there. From streams and lakes he progressed to local Dana Point inshore fishery. Starting fishing on half-day boats and quickly working his way up to full day trips. When he was four years old he watched a VHS movie that opened his eyes to the world of long range fishing and was hooked on it ever since.
At age fifteen, in 2009, Alec began working on the overnight boat the Pacific Dawn. He spent the summers working the waters off of the Channel Islands and San Diego. During the winter Alec attend Boise State University where he wrestled for The Broncos division one program and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. After receiving his degree Alec worked full time on the Red Rooster III. After a year on the Red Rooster he earned his 100 ton Captains license. When not working on the Red Rooster Alec ran local inshore trips on a 23 foot charter boat throughout the year. Alec just recently joined the Polaris Supreme team in May of 2016. Alec also enjoys hunting , fly fishing, and traveling in his leisure time.
"My love of fishing goes back to when I was 5 years old. I used to go up to British Columbia, Canada with my parents to visit my family, who are all Canadian, and I would go fly-fishing for trout in the creeks. I started saltwater fishing when I was 14. A year later I had a pinheading job on the Dana Wharf Sportfishing boats. From the point when I started working on boats I set my goals high to work one of the coveted a 'Long-range' boat. Now here I am. When I'm not working, I love to fish salt and fresh water, camp and travel."
Mike Kouris grew up in the Sacramento Delta area and knew from a very young age that fishing was a passion for him. Another passion that presented itself was cooking. While in college Mike worked for a catering company in the Bay area and he credits the owner, who was from Switzerland, as being a key to learning many of his culinary skills and techniques. Traveling though Europe also inspired his tastes and creativity for cooking.
In 2010 a chance meeting with his neighbor, Jeri Sue landed him a job with the Searcher Sport Fishing boat where they worked as a team in the galley. Then in 2014 Mike came to be a head chef for the Polaris Supreme. Him and Jeri Sue, however are still a team and enjoy their off time on their property down in Mexico.
Our galley assistant Chris Morhardt a.k.a. Gringo has loved the ocean since childhood. Spending half of his year in Baja Surfing and the other half working aboard the Polaris Supreme lets him live out that dream.