Our guide staff
We are proud of our guide staff, almost all have been
with us for at least four years, if not longer. They enjoy working at the
lodge, enjoy guiding, and will work hard to make sure you have the best experience
possible. All are licensed by the State of Alaska and the United States Coast
Guard. All are accomplished fishermen with both fly rod and regular gear.
consider teamwork to be very important, and our guides get together daily to
discuss conditions on the river and which flies/lures have been working best.
This communication allows us to maximize the experience of all our guests.
MANAGER - SCOTT
manager, but still finds plenty of time to get out on
the water and guide. 2011
will be his 23rd summer
on the Alagnak River. He has been managing the lodge
for the past 10 years. It's fair to say that no-one knows the river better than Scott,
and he is always quick to share his wealth of knowledge amongst the other
Beyond Alaska, Scott has been guiding for over 30 years. In
based out of
WA. He has guided all over the Pacific NW.
As well as an expert on gear fishing for kings,
Scott is an avid fly fisherman and
an accomplished spey
caster. Scott has fished many places worldwide, including Canada, India,
Pakistan, Africa, and the Philippines.
Scott holds a USCG 100 ton Masters License, and is a licensed welder and electrician.
Brian has been guiding at the lodge for
11 years, and
has worked his way up to the position of head guide.
Brian spends much of his winter guiding in Chile, and the rest of
the year lives in Bozeman, MT, where he has many opportunities
to pursue his love of fishing and the outdoors.
Brian is a graduate of Montana State University and is currently looking
to further his education with an masters degree.
has guided 10 seasons with us, and has 11 years experience of
guiding in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. Pete has 14 years total
guiding experience, including WI, MN and MI. He has fished all over
Alaska, as well as 5 Canadian provinces, 8 states, and the Dominican
In the winter, Pete lives in Minnesota, where he is a high
school industrial arts/shop teacher. He has a bachelors degree in
technology education and a masters degree in instruction. In his
spare time he hand makes musky baits and fresh water terminal tackle, and
is an avid ice fisherman.
Matthew "Ace" joined the crew in 2006, this will be his 6th summer guiding
for us on the Alagnak River.
Ace has spend his childhood fishing salmon and steelhead in the Pacific
Northwest, and is a very accomplished fisherman.
Mike B. has
been guiding for us since 2002, and has 8 years experience on the Alagnak River.
Mike has been guiding for over 20 years.
In the Fall/Winter, Mike
lives on the Olympic Peninsula and guides and sport fishes in fresh and
salt water for salmon and steelhead on the North Coast of Washington. Mike
is an avid fly fisherman and an accomplished spey caster.
Mike S. will be in his
5th year of guiding with us on the Alagnak in 2011, and is looking forward
to many more.
Michael is a recent graduate of the University of
Pittsburgh, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Economics, and holds a USCG
Masters Captains License.
Michael's resume includes 3 years first mating tuna charters off the coast
of VA, countless hours searching his local trout waters in PA and the
surrounding area, and nearly 15 yrs casting for steelhead on the
tributaries of the Great Lakes. Michael combines youthful energy with a
lot of experience.
Average experience of current
guide staff on the Alagnak River: over 7 years