- Owner/Operator: Bill Mills
Skipper Bill Mills owns and operates the Charter vessel Cha-son, so named for his sons Chance and Mason. Bill runs trips for bottom fishing, inshore Halibut and Salmon charters. The boat is a 32 foot Luhrs with a warm and comfortable cabin and head, powered by the very reliable 3208 Caterpillar diesel engine. Bill started out as a deckhand on the Samson many years ago and has been chartering his own boat with Dockside for over a decade now. Bill's specialty has to be his knack for finding and catching ling cod and has spread this knowledge around to many other skippers. Bill has proved over time to be one of the better Chinook fishermen in Depoe Bay and has the only boat in the harbor equipped with hydraulic down-riggers. Bill is a competent, safe operator and always has his customers best interest and safety first in mind. After fishing with Bill you will know for yourself why he has a large following of faithful clients. Like all boats at Dockside Chason is fully equipped with Coast Guard safety equipment. Bill is also a U S Navy Vet.