Nushagak River Adventures Lodge
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Our Guides at Fish The Nush

Our experienced guides are not only world-class fishermen who 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. Making sure you that enjoy your trip is their first priority.

Lead Guide Albert Kutzkey is a third generation guide with over 37 years of fishing experience.  His grandfather was the 1st registered guide in California with guide number 001.  His father was not very far behind him, with over 50 years in the guiding business.  The Kutzkey family started their guiding business on the upper Klamath River in CA.  Al Kutzkey (my grand father) opened a fishing lodge in the early 1950`s with my father. They and their other guides mastered the trade and caught many a Steelhead and Salmon on the west coast rivers.  Our guide, Albert started guiding at age 16 with his father and spends most of the year fishing for Salmon and Steelhead on CA and OR rivers. He started fishing in Alaska in 1982 on the Kenai River and has been fishing AK rivers every summer since. 

Albert’s Website

Ron has been fishing salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon on the Columbia and Willamette rivers for 20+ years. Based out of NW Oregon, he is an avid fisherman who has a long list of followers. Ron is a professional year-round angler and experienced guide.

Ron’s Facebook page.

Bill DeAvilla was born in Northern California and grew up fishing salmon and steelhead on the Klamath, Smith, Chetco, Rogue and Trinity Rivers. He was introduced to fishing at an early age and it was his responsibility to make sure the eggs were cured and ready when it was time for his family to fish. His first guided fishing trip was at age 12. This passion for fishing led to a winter job as a guide and later to the Kenai River in Alaska where Bill now resides year round. Like his father and grandfather he is passing on his love of the sport to his grandson. The faces of a first time fisherman hooking and landing their first salmon still excites him! The thrill of introducing newcomers to the sport is what keeps him fishing year after year. He’s been working on the Nushagak River for the past six years and has over 35 years of guiding experience.

Kris has been guiding in Alaska since 1985 for fish & big game. He is a registered big game guide spending about half the year in Alaska and the other half guiding bird hunters at his dove/quail hunting lodge in South Texas. Kris shares 35 years of guiding expertise with our guests at Nushagak River Adventures.

Kris’ Website

Ted Gibson is a Wisconsin native who has been guiding for 15 years.  He has guided on the Naknek and Nushagak Rivers in Alaska’s famous Bristol Bay and operates his own guide service in Naples, FL.  Come fish with us.

Brent has been a fishing guide in Alaska for the last 19 summers. He spent 16 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 with his wife and two daughters.

Obsessed with fishing since my youth, I’ve been fortunate to guide on rivers in Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. I love assisting anglers, new or accomplished, in pursuit of the hardest-fighting fish in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska—salmon and steelhead. As a guide, the day is about your goal, whether it be chasing a trophy, learning new methods and techniques, or taking a break from life’s stresses. Fishing is my passion, it’s what keeps me up at night. Find me online:, Instagram: @mistywatersnw, Email: