I am often asked, “Why do you and your guides hold the fish in all your pictures?” The short answer is that proper handling of fish means the difference between mortality and catching the same trophy fish year after year. We are also holding the fish so that you see the fish, not your hands, when we take the photos.
The term trophy means different things to different people. In our boats they are all trophies, or future trophies depending on the fish and the angler. The Kenai River is a glacial river that has cold water and has a very low mortality rate due the cold water most of the year.
Every guide at Jason’s Guide Service is a highly trained professional and is trained and educated in handling fish and knowing when a fish is healthy enough to take pictures of. Our goal is to get a photo of your trophy fish for that image that lasts a lifetime, as well as getting the fish back into the Kenai River quickly to live and hopefully bite another day. We are always happy to teach and educate our anglers in the proper handling of trophy rainbow trout, Dolly Varden char, silver salmon, and sockeye salmon.