Nushagak River Adventures Lodge Guides
Alaska fishing guides who are not only world-class fishermen and will help you to catch some beautiful fish, but they’re a great group of people who are focused on providing their clients with the best possible Alaska fishing experience. Some of the best fishing guides in Bristol Bay, Alaska and certainly on the Nushagak River, all of our guides are U.S.C.G. credentialed and certified first responders. Ensuring that you enjoy your trip is their first priority. To request trip information fill out our online form and the lodge’s owner will be in touch by email or phone.
Brent Seamans has been a fishing guide in Alaska for over 20 summers. He spent 18 of those summers guiding on the Nushagak and other rivers of Bristol Bay and three guiding in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. During the school year, Brent teaches Middle School Science in Prairie du Chien, WI, where he has been a coach for their National Archery in the Schools Program and their Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League.
Kim Kottke has guided on a variety of rivers and lakes across the country during his 40 year guiding career. Most recently, he guided anglers on the Nushagak and Kvichak Rivers in Alaska and has had the wonderful opportunity to guide in Ontario, Canada and on the Mississippi River in his home state of Wisconsin. During his off season, Kim is the captain of a ferry boat which takes passengers and vehicles across the Mississippi River between Iowa and Wisconsin. Kim enjoys spending his free time fishing the Great lakes for salmon, fishing walleye and panfish on the Mississippi River, and chasing whitetail deer and turkey in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri. Kim has a true love of the outdoors and he enjoys sharing that experience with his clients.
Joe grew up near the Willamette valley in NW Oregon and has been fishing for nearly 60 years for trout, steelhead, and salmon. In 2015, Joe retired from the Salem Oregon fire department after nearly 30 years of service as a firefighter, paramedic, and fire captain.
He started his own full-time guide service and is in his 6th year of making great memories for his customers. Joe enjoys spending time with family while at home, camping, and fishing. Bow hunting for elk and bird hunting for both upland and waterfowl are other interests.
You can reach Joe online:
Rather B Fishing Guide Service LLC
John was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and has been an avid outdoorsman his entire life. Salmon and steelhead are favorite targets in his home state of Washington, but he also enjoys chasing just about anything that swims, including lingcod, trout and kokanee. His passion is getting people out on the water and catching fish. He recently started guiding again after a hiatus to follow a painting career with Boeing. John has almost a decade of combined guiding in the PNW and spends all his spare time on the water with friends and family. In the rare time he isn’t on the water, he enjoys deer and elk hunting.
You can find John online:
Facebook @ Seeking Limits
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Tim grew up in Wisconsin fishing Lake Michigan for salmon and trout. He has been guiding in Alaska for 7 years, most recently on the Kenai River. Tim resides in Ventura California, where for the last 30 years he enjoys surf fishing, camping, traveling and chasing trophy trout on Pyramid Lake. Providing a fun and memorable experience is a priority for Tim as a fishing guide.
Joaquin Capelle was born and raised in Patagonia, Argentina where he grew up fishing for rainbow and brown trout. His passion for the outdoors turned into a profession at an early age when he began guiding fly fishing and hunting trips in Patagonia. Later on Joaquin combined both his passions when he created a hunting and fishing consulting agency.
During his 30-year guiding career, Joaquin has chased many species across the Americas, such as the golden dorado in Argentina; snook, tarpon and permit in the flats of Florida; and salmon in Alaska. He has spent the last two summers guiding for kings and reds on the Nushagak River.
In the fall you can find Joaquin in the mountains of New Mexico and Utah guiding for elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope, or chasing trophy whitetails and Mule deer where he resides in Northwest Kansas with his archery tackle.
After the fishing and hunting season end in the United States, Joaquin travels to Patagonia to guide for trout on the fly and doubles as a hunting guide to go after free range red stag.
Some of Joaquin’s other passions are trekking/camping with family and friends, skiing or flying his motored powered parachute.
Oregon native Dale Ballard has been guiding northern Oregon waters since 1994 and has family traces back to some of the original settlers and founder of Sandy, OR. He retired from firefighting in 2011 which allowed him to begin guiding full time. Dale began fishing the local streams east of Portland as soon as he could hold a rod, mostly targeting trout. In high school, salmon and steelhead became the species Dale focused on, often fishing before or after school.
During those years, a desire to fish Alaska waters kept nagging at Dale and it never went away. Five days after retiring, Dale was guiding on the Kenai and now the Nushagak River. When Dale isn’t guiding on Alaska waters, he runs Fin Reaper Guide Service, LLC fishing year round for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and walleye. Dale fishes the Columbia River from the salt up to the middle region. Several Oregon tributaries are included, as well as coastal waters of northern OR. Dale holds a USCG OUPV (sixpack) license that allows his range of up to 100 miles off shore.
Fin Reaper Guide Service, LLC