Lead guide Brent Seamans has been a fishing guide in Alaska for the last 20 summers. He spent 17 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 also is a coach for their National Archery in the Schools Program and their Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League.
Some of Brent’s other outdoor passions include fishing walleye and panfish on the Mississippi River, chasing whitetails on his family farm in Wisconsin, bird hunting with his beloved labrador retrievers, and exploring the backwaters of the Mississippi River.
Ted Gibson is a Wisconsin native who has been guiding for 16 years. He has guided on the Naknek and Nushagak Rivers in Alaska’s famous Bristol Bay. Ted has also previously guided in Naples, FL and is working to obtain his commercial pilot’s license.
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.
Bill DeAvilla is a longtime Alaska fishing guide both on the Kenai and the Nushagak. He has been working with Nushagak River Adventures Lodge for many seasons.
Marc is a full time guide in Washington State and is retired from the US Army with 20 years of active duty, 16 spent in Special Forces. He has been a fishing guide for 10 years and guides for everything from perch and rainbow trout on the lowland lakes of Washington to salmon and steelhead on the Columbia and Cowlitz rivers. Marc is a family man—when he doesn’t have clients on the boat he enjoys having his wife or one of his kids on board. He loves taking people of all ages out on the water.
When Marc is not fishing he likes to deer hunt—Black tail deer are his favorite. He is an avid crossbow hunter.
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Erin has over nine years of experience fishing numerous rivers, lakes and streams all over South Central Alaska. She retired from the Air Force in 2017 after 14 years of service. She grew up in Nebraska and started hunting and fishing with her Dad at the age of 3. Erin has guided on the Kenai River for all Salmon species as well as swinging for Rainbows. She lives in Soldotna, AK on the Kenai River year around with her 2 yellow labs.
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Michael started taking people fishing at the age of 12 on his local trout streams and has been an avid fisherman and hunter his whole life. He has fished for salmon and trout on the Great Lakes and their tributaries for many years and enjoys sharing that experience.
When Michael is not catching salmon and trout on the Great Lakes, he fishes for walleye and panfish on the Mississippi River or chases trophy whitetails in Iowa. He also has passion for ice fishing and trying every gadget out there to catch fish! He truly loves being outdoors, especially helping others have a good time on the water.
Matt is a born and raised Alaskan. He has been fishing and hunting since he can remember. Matt has fished extensively on the rivers of the Matanuska Susitna Valley, the Kenai Peninsula, the Lower Yukon River, its clear water tributaries, and the Seward Peninsula. He currently lives in Homer, Alaska and spends his spare time exploring and fishing Kachemak Bay for halibut, salmon, and rockfish and on Kenai Peninsula rivers for steelhead and salmon. Matt is a teacher by education and a builder by trade. He is currently working on creating a construction design company.
Matt is a father of two and couldn’t be happier to share his life passion for the outdoors with his children and wife. He prefers to harvest his own food, whether it comes from water or land. He is always thinking about the next fishing or hunting trip.
Will is a Minnesota native, who has spent time guiding in his home state, plus Alaska and Florida. The son of a fishing guide, Will began taking his first trips for his father at age 16. Will now resides in Montana, and when he is not fishing for trout, he loves to chase elk and mule deer in the high country.