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Alaska Fishing with Mark Glassmaker

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Soldotna, AK, USA
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About Alaska Fishing with Mark Glassmaker
Welcome to the Kenai Peninsula; the gateway to the most prolific salmon, halibut and trout angling on earth. It is here in the emerald green waters of the Kenai River that the largest king salmon in the world return year after year. The Kenai and surrounding waters also offer some of the finest sockeye, silver, steelhead and rainbow trout fishing in all of Alaska. Since the Kenai Peninsula is road accessible from Anchorage, you too can experience this wilderness playground at your pace and your budget. From week-long fishing and lodging packages to half day fishing charters, we have an adventure for everyone. Start your Alaska Fishing trip today, call Mark Glassmaker with Alaska Fishing. The Kenai River is a Sportfishing Heaven… and our fish camp on the Kenai serves as the perfect “base camp” to explore any number of unique and varied fishing opportunities, all just a boat ride or float-plane adventure away. From mid May to mid October, the Kenai River offers a wide variety of adventures. Once you have experienced this wild and very unique river, you too will understand what lures so many back year after year. For the past 27 years, we have spent thousands of hours on the Kenai River and surrounding waters and your trip will be personally arranged by someone that truly knows the area. There are a number of strategic factors to consider when planning any fishing trip, and a trip to Alaska definitely requires some advanced knowledge of the fisheries, the location and available services. We can take much of the headache and guesswork out of your planning and assure that your next fishing trip to the Kenai Peninsula, whether it be your first or fifteenth, is an enjoyable and successful experience. Since we began taking people fishing in Alaska, we have always set high standards for their care. Our fishing guides are committed to providing courteous, patient and knowledgeable attention to your fishing adventure and you can expect 100% effort, 100% of the time. We live in one of the most memorable and exciting fishing destinations in the world, let our fishing guides show you the magic of the Greatland.
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Lori P wrote a review Sep 12
Kansas City98 contributions5 helpful votes
Our fishing guide Evan was fantastic. He was a great teacher with limitless patience. I can not say enough good things about our trip to fish Crescent Lake. Mark and Cindy were responsive and helpful. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Robert W wrote a review Sep 10
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Our neighbor suggested a Father/ Son Alaska fishing trip witht Mark Glassmaker's operation: nice cabins on the Kenai, access to many types of fishing, good guides and competitive rates. Vacation schedules forced the four of us into the last week of August, first week of September, after the King and Sockeye runs were done but the Silver Salmon were in the rivers! The fly-out trip was excellent, despite weather changing our destination at the last minute to the Kustatan River. Our guide Josh filled our limit of silvers and taught us to fish while constantly rebaiting with fresh bait and moving to find good action. We had so much fun we booked the same trip with Mark the next day. Nut rain had changed the river and fishing was tough, but we got into the fish with our guide Jens. Our 3rd and 4th days were spent on the Kenai river fishing for Silvers with our guide Clayton, whose dry sense of humor made it a lot of fun. While giving us a hard time, ("You are the worst clients I ever had!") he was constantly changing to fresh bait, suggesting changes in retrieve speeds and putting fish in the boat. He stayed on the water long after other boats had given up. We also released LARGE rainbow trout, Dolly Varden and Sockeye. We flew home with 100# of frozen fillets. Mark & Cindy were excellent throughout the experience, as we changed itineraries and asked questions. They were flexible and made suggestions for the best experience. The cabins were new, clean and comfortable with a great kitchen and BBQ to cook the day's catch. Their guides were helpful, patient, and dedicated .Their willingness to teach was evident. A first-timer would do well with them. Great trip of a lifetime!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Vicki M wrote a review Aug 2021
Gonzales, Texas8 contributions7 helpful votes
We had an amazing fly out salmon fishing g trip. We met at Alaska West air. The float plane trip was awesome. Our guide, Josh, took us to a great location where we were able to exit the boat and fish off a sandbar. Josh was very knowledgeable and friendly. He made sure all 9 of us caught our daily limit of silvers. It was easy to make reservations with Mark and Cindy Glassmaker. They were great about communication. I highly recommend them. I hope we get to go back someday.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Tamas B wrote a review Aug 2021
Louisville, Colorado5 contributions4 helpful votes
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In early 2021, I contacted a number of fishing guides in the Kenai area as I was planning on traveling with my 4 year old daughter, and only Mark responded. It was my daughter's first time on a boat, and mornings are pretty chilly in Alaska, so I was a bit nervous. Both Mark and our guide Jens were super accommodating, and enabled both her and I to have a fantastic time. Jens was not only helping me learn to fish for sockeye salmon, but also shot numerous photos and videos of my daughter and I fishing together. It was a extremely memorable experience which I am super thankful for. After learning that our hotel reservation was canceled in Anchorage, Mark offered us to stay in one of their cabins on the banks of the Kenai river, which we gladly accepted. We stayed two nights at the Coho cabin and it was simply amazing. Our hosts Martha and David were super helpful, they let us borrow fishing equipment, so we could continue to fish the record-breaking sockeye salmon run. We managed to land 10+ fish off the dock of the property, which we stored in our cooler as no fish is allowed in the cabins. The cabin was super comfortable, and the covered dining area is fantastic, both extremely close to the water. Using the grill available for common use, We managed to cook salmon just a few feet away where we caught it. Overall we had an amazing time thanks to Mark and Cindy, and I would highly recommend both the guided fishing and the accommodation. Thanks again for having us there!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Daisy G wrote a review Aug 2021
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The flying portion of this trip was awesome, but that was Alaska West Airlines..... The guide (Jens) and his girlfriend were very friendly so initially it didn't seem to be an issue that the both of them fished the entire trip with us... but in hindsight, it may have turned out better if the guide's 100% focus was on his client's success. My husband and I (both in our mid-40's) were also paired up on the trip with another separate couple (both 85 years old and the husband was 90% def), therefore them requiring even more focus. The guide should not have fished until all of the customers on the boat had their fill. The largest fish (by far) was the ONLY one I reeled & fought to bring in, but after inside the boat, it was discovered that it was wrapped in my line with the hook attached to the older gentleman's line, so the guide said it was "his fish" rather than being more of a neutral party in order to allow the customer's to have an opinion. We also hit a sand-bar (which was seen clearly by me) which threw my husband off his seat into the boat and me. Nobody was hurt, but it seemed preventable and definately made me nervous about safety.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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