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Copper River Guides

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Copper Center, AK 99573-9800
+1 907-960-0069
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Putting us on fish

We spent a half day fishing by raft with Brandon Thompson of Copper River Guides. He was punctual... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
jenniferkemp619
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Caledonia, Canada
Brandon is a great guide and fisherman!

We originally were supposed to fish two days on the Gulkana for those famous Copper River Reds, but... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
RhondaMathis
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Phoenix, Arizona
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We offer guided fishing and rafting trips throughout the Copper River Basin. Depending on water flow and species of fish, there is a variety of rivers to choose from. We target King (Chinook) Salmon, Red (Sockeye) Salmon, Grayling, Dali Varden and Rainbow Trout throughout the summer. Class II through class IV, The Klutina, Gulkana and Tonsina rivers are some of the most wild and scenic rivers.
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Copper Center, AK 99573-9800
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

We spent a half day fishing by raft with Brandon Thompson of Copper River Guides. He was punctual, courteous, friendly, informative and fun!!! We were the only raft out that day that caught fish! If we had not caught fish this still would have been...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018

We originally were supposed to fish two days on the Gulkana for those famous Copper River Reds, but the fishery was shut down by the state so we decided to fish one day for Kings instead. Although we didn't catch fish (the water was high...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Brandon was great from the very beginning. He answered all my questions (very patiently) before I even booked. I have a toddler and my husband and I both wanted him to come with us and Brandon was very accommodating and wonderful about it. He gave...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Brandon did an excellent job. He provided great instruction and technique on how and where to fish for kings. It is obvious he is passionate about fishing and the resource. Brandon worked hard all day to keep us fishing. I would highly recommend copper river...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

Had never been king salmon fishing but wanted to learn from someone who knew the craft. Could not have been more pleased to meet and fish with Brandon. His knowledge, instruction and equipment were first rate. He enjoys sharing his craft with novices and takes...More

Thank Pat D
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

My wife and I had a bucket list of things we wanted to do when we visited Alaska and catching salmon in a river on a fly rod was on it. We booked a trip with Brandon and got everything we dreamed of and more....More

Thank Kevin R
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Even as a lifelong Alaskan, I had one of the best days of fishing with Brandon! He taught me a lot about technique, history of the area, salmon, and how to read a river. Express interest in learning something, and he will do his best...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Trip of a lifetime, Brandon is the best. Caught fish, big fish, had a blast. A definite must do. Don't hesitate on this one if you want to catch fish.

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

We had a great time on the full day fishing trip! Brandon was a very knowledgeable, helpful, and patient guide. He picked us up right at our B&B in Glennallen and drove us out to the fishing location. They provided us with neoprene waders and...More

Thank Emily G
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

We were in Copper Centre as part of a Princess Tour. There isn't a lot to do in Copper Centre out of fishing time but this was fantastic. We sourced the river rafting tour ourselves online and Brandon was great to deal with all the...More

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