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Is There a Nightmare in Your Bucket?

If you look in the buckets of everyone who has a bucket list you’ll quickly discover that many, if not most, have a trip to Alaska as one of the objectives. I can understand that. Alaska is the last frontier and fishing in this state amongst all the amazing resources found here is something that every outdoor enthusiast would hope they could one day experience.

But, if not planned properly, that once-in-a-lifetime dream will become a nightmare due to all the logistical considerations. The old adage to keep it simple rings true when planning your trip, but with a few phone calls and some online research with your favorite search engine you will make that dream a reality.

First, you must realize that many online businesses (lodging, guides, eating establishments, etc.) have a great virtual persona and when you arrive you discover it was all smoke and mirrors. The only way you can know for sure, is through direct contact with the business unless you are referred by a trusted source. The truly great businesses want to hear from you. They want you to call them so they can know for sure they will be delivering on all your expectations. If someone doesn’t answer their phone or call you call you back promptly, then write them off. Only book online if you are completely sure through direct contact, recommendations, or adequate research that the business is going to meet your expectations and be absolutely sure you can cancel without being penalized.

This is important information in getting you started on the path to an incredible fishing trip to Alaska . In my future blogs I’m going to discuss targeting specific species, researching your costs, finding the best guides for what you are targeting, setting up the best accommodations and why it is necessary to have a back-up plan.

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Jason's Guide Service
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4.8 out of 5 stars

Matt K
Matt K

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 months ago

Jason….the man, the myth, the legend. We did two days with Jason and one with Caleb. All spectacular. They put us on the fish, took care of all the details and told some great stories. We had some laughs, saw some beautiful country and took home 36lbs of fish! These guys are very knowledgeable of the area and will hone your fishing skills at whatever level you are at. Stop researching “the other guys” and just book em! You can thank me later….

Todd Ginsberg
Todd Ginsberg

5 out of 5 stars

posted 11 months ago

Jason sent us with capt. Shawn. Such a great trip. Loved Shawn. Great boat. Almost reached our limit. Would highly recommend to all.

Tiffany Koch
Tiffany Koch

5 out of 5 stars

posted 10 months ago

We had the best time with Jason and his team on our fishing trip! We did a half day with Caleb and a full day with Jason and left with over 40 pounds of salmon. Both Jason and Caleb were friendly, knowledgeable about the best spots on the river, and were great teachers on fishing technique that made it easy for all skill levels. Highly recommend Jason and his team for your next Alaskan fishing adventure!!

Erin Alzona
Erin Alzona

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

Jason was such a fantastic guide and teacher. First time fly fishing and he was the perfect teacher. Patient, kind, funny, but not afraid to let you know when you are in your own head and to just cast it and have fun. It was such a thrill to catch some fish and a highlight of my vacation. Would go to Jason again in a heartbeat!

Lindsay Waltner
Lindsay Waltner

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 months ago

Had the best time fishing with Jason. He knew exactly where to go to put us on the fish, and i feel like we laughed the entire time. If ever in the area I 100% recommend this guide service. Even if you don't catch, it is still a BEAUTIFUL river!

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