About Meanwhile Charters & Captain Randy
Captain Randy Kane started Meanwhile Charters after retiring as an Emergency Manager and earlier as a police lieutenant. He has enjoyed fishing for decades, and now seeks to share his enthusiasm with others. Some of his earliest memories are fishing with his family. From small bullheads in Bigstone Lake, Minnesota, to trout in North Fork Reservoir in Oregon, Randy was brought up to enjoy fishing. Randy made his first ocean trips in a North River 22′ Seahawk fishing for salmon, halibut and tuna. The Seahawk was a great boat and was trailered to Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, B.C. to enjoy the scenery and fishing. Randy suffered from the 4 footitis and so bought a comfortable ocean boat, a 26′ Seaswirl Striper. The Striper served well and traveled to Vancouver Island, B.C to fish from Port Hardy. Randy used the Striper around Oregon and Washington as it trailered well. He also secured moorage at Ilwaco, Washington for two years. That afforded Randy the opportunity to learn the Columbia River bar and the large river estuary. Once again Randy was bitten by the boaters 4 footitis disease. The current boat is a 30′ Grady White Marlin walk around. The Grady White is now moored in Garibaldi, Oregon.
After years of experience and more trips than he can count, Randy is ready to charter your next deep sea fishing adventure. Randy is committed to providing an excellent experience on the ocean. Capt. Kane is a licensed guide in Oregon and by the Coast Guard as an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV 6 pack). His past boats are featured on this page. To see his current charter boat, visit the Equipment page.
“The greatest feeling is watching the face of someone that has never caught a tuna during that first fast run.” Randy Kane
About Captain Kevin
Kevin Teasdale is an Oregon native and lifelong resident. Born in Lincoln City, salt water is in his blood. He’s been fishing Oregon rivers, streams, and the ocean since a very young age and has enjoyed casting a line in Mexico, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, as well as others.
Kevin spends his weekends seeking the hot bite. From river salmon and steelhead to halibut, bottom fish, crab, and of course, tuna, he has made himself a student of Pacific Northwest fisheries. He is constantly researching and monitoring fishing patterns, areas, and conditions.
His first ever tuna fishing trip was with Randy at the 2009 Oregon Tuna Classic in Illwaco which took him to the “dark side” and he was hooked. Having participated in the tournament eight previous years, finally in 2019 he and his team took home the first place trophy for the highest combined weight of their largest five fish. Weighing in at 122.65 lbs, Captain Teasdale and his team of two other couples accomplished a lifetime bucket list goal. Now, he is ready to put you on the fish.
When he’s not fishing or working, he enjoys other activities in the great outdoors or spending time with his wife, dog, family and friends.