Unexpected Alaskan Fishing Adventures
When I was in my 4th year of business in the summer of 2020, I had no idea that two years later I would be leading a group of teenagers on one of our Alaskan fishing adventures that would be unforgettable. Little did I know that this trip would become one of my favorite experiences as a guide. Let’s take a look at how it all happened.
Kaeo’s Summer Job
It all started when Kaeo (one of the neighborhood kids) joined our team as a shuttle driver in the summer of 2020. He was only 16 and it was his first real summer job, but he was an amazing employee and had an incredible work ethic. Fast forward to the summer of 2022 and Kaeo had graduated high school! As a graduation present, his parents booked him, and 10 other high school graduates, a trip with us on the Klutina River for one of our Alaskan fishing adventures.
The Big Day Arrives
When we arrived at the put in on the Klutina River, everyone was so excited! As we conducted our safety brief before hitting the river, I made sure to tell them that even though we would have fun and catch some big king salmon, getting a 12 person limit would be a tall order—but lets give it our best and remember to have fun no matter what happens. Little did I know what was about to happen next!
Alaskan Fishing Adventures are Unforgettable
We split up into three separate rafts with our Alaska fishing guides leading each one. Through the rapids and around every bend, there were smiles everywhere as everyone experienced their first Alaskan fishing adventure! By the end of the day, not only did they all catch their limits—they caught more than their limits and released many King Salmon! It was such a great experience being able to share something so special with these kids who were ready to start their lives after graduating high school! Kaeo and his friends stayed at Uncle Nicolai’s Inn in Copper Center.
Your Alaska Fishing Trip Starts Here
It is experiences like this that remind me why I love being a fishing guide in Alaska—and why it is such an amazing place to come explore and fish! From hardworking employees like Kaeo to unforgettable trips with high school graduates, Alaska never ceases to amaze me with its beauty and love for outdoor adventures. If you are looking for your own unforgettable fishing experience in Alaska, then make sure you book one of our Alaska fishing adventures today!