Captain Nicolai Kuzmin has fished the waters of the Gulf of Alaska and Cook Inlet since 1972. A devote Orthodox Russian Old Believer he is a private family man with a strong work ethic. His boat the Rusak is a 41 foot long-liner with a capacity of 22 tons with a tight knit crew of a good friend, cousin and son.
When Nicolai is not fishing he spends time in his second home in Uruguay where he farms and runs cattle. He decline a photo of himself.