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Our Guides at Fish The Nush

Our experienced guides not only are world-class fishermen who will help you to catch the big ones, but they’re a great group who are focused on providing their clients with the best possible Alaskan fishing experience. All of our guides are U.S.C.G. credentialed and certified first responders.

Steve is a full time licensed fishing guide with operations in both California and Oregon. Steve started guiding on the American and Sacramento Rivers 20 years ago in 1998. In 2003 he moved his family to the banks of the Trinity River where they live today. Steve has expanded his business to include some of the best salmon and steelhead waters in the lower 48 including the Trinity, Klamath, Rogue, Chetco, Elk, Sixes and Coos Rivers. He also holds USFS permits for the lower Rogue, Upper Chetco and Trinity River. Steve is a ProStaff guide who is on a monthly fishing radio show and deliberately shares his knowledge at tradeshows.

Steve’s Website

Eric has spent the last 25 years fishing Oregon and Washington waters, along with offshore crabbing and bottom fishing when weather allows. Waters fished are the Columbia River, Willamette river, Clackamas, Sandy, Nestucca, Necanicum, NF Nehalem, Trask, Wilson and Kelchis. He grew up in the outdoors with his parents camping and fishing a lot!  Eric’s father taught him to hunt and fish gaining a true passion for the outdoors. He enjoys seeing young children catch their first Salmon or Steelhead.

Eric’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 an even-hand and level-headed 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.

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’ Website

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 has 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

Ted Gibson is a Wisconsin native who has be guiding for 20 years.  He has guided on the Naknek and Nushagak Rivers and operates his own guide service in Naples, FL.  Website: