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“did not stay at lodge but used guide service”

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Jimmie Jack's Alaska Lodge
Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Kenai
Certificate of Excellence
florida
1 review
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“did not stay at lodge but used guide service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2010

even though we did not stay at the lodge, we used his fishing guide service. fishing for king salmon is indeed a waiting game, be aware that no one informed us of Alaskan fishing rules. if you catch a king salmon, you cannot fish the rest of the day. this was not informative when booking. also the price of the charter does not even include ice to keep the salmon preserved...no ice anywhere...
also you have to pay a $5.00 fee to park every day, at $1000.00 per boat, this seems like nickel and dime to us... guide was knowledgeable and friendly. would not advise this guide service.

Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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JimmiJack, Owner at Jimmie Jack's Alaska Lodge, responded to this review, October 18, 2010
We do our best to educate our guests on the limits, and in this case the king salmon limit is 1 per day per person. We have a great FAQ page on our website.

We have the privilege of launching our charters in a private resort, and they charge a $5 fee to keep track of who is in the resort. We do not charge this $5 fee.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Largo FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2010

My wife and I fished with Jimmie Jack in 2006 & 2007 and will go back at our first opportunity. In 2006 we caught pink salmon until our arms hurt . We both caught some nice silvers, rainbows, and dollies. But 2007 was the year for trout. On the best day of trout fishing, I had 7 rainbows over 5 lbs and 1 that was over 10 lbs. We lost count of the total number of trout we caught that day. We also caught some nice silvers and dollies. Jimmie Jack is an outstanding guide. He is very professional, helpful, and patient, but most of all he is an outstanding person. He makes you feel like you are not just a client, but rather a friend. We stayed at the lodge both years. The accomodations were great.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Douglas, Wyoming
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2010

We booked two day trips with Jimmie Jack in 2007. There was my husband, myself and two sons. We fished for sockeye the first day and caught 13. The second day we got 2 silvers and a sockeye. We had such a great time that my husband and I returned in July of 2009 for our 25th wedding anniversary. This time we stayed at the lodge. The accomodations were excellent and the staff very friendly. We fished for kings 2 days and 1 day of halibut fishing. I caught a king and we limited out on halibut. We will return again someday and we will fish with Jimmie Jack.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Pleasanton, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2010

Went 1st year with my dad for a week and had such a grand time we went back with my boys and my nephew. Jimmie was such a great guide and a gentleman. He took us for Kings in July and Silvers in Aug and set us up with fly fishing and deep sea halibut on the days that were off season for the Kenai salmon. We especially enjoyed the lodge with plenty of bedrooms for all of us and plenty of open common spaces for relaxing and enjoying our down time. Best of all, we spent most evenings (remember the sun doesn't go down) outside around the fire pit, looking out over the ocean, watching the waves and the tide. If there is any way you can make the trip, this is heaven on earth.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Anchorage
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2010

Great guide... dialed in and committed. He fishes hard and is just as excited as you to get one on the line. Hooking kings takes work and time. When you do... it is the fight of a life time. The one in the picture ended up being 43 pounds and bright as polished chrome.
The lodge is on the beach where setnet fishermen (commercial operations) are. Interesting to walk around and see. View of the inlet and distant volcanoes is one of kind. Fire ring with chairs and grill worked for us.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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anchorage Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2010

I live in Anchorage and have the great opportunity to visit some terrific fishing spots across Alaska. And one of my favorites is Jimmie Jack Fishing Lodge in Kenai, Alaska. Not only is it the best fishing (especially the big Kenai King Salmon) but wonderful accomidations with terrific food and sevice. The expereinced guides with Jimmie Jack Fishing will make sure you get your fish and have fun doing it aboard a very comfortable river boat. Janice and I also enjoy the peacefull, cozy atmosphere at the lodge after a great day of fishing. We are already planning our next trips this summer.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank JohnnyC1
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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2010

I took my 16yr old son for his birthday to fish for silver's, but what we caught was more then we expected. The fishing guide we had Adam was top notch. He knew where to go and catch large silvers. My son being 16 was able to out fish dad, what a experience to see his face. Each and everytime his fish was always larger than mine, that is a priceless moment.Sharing that special time with my son, will live with me forever. The lodge was top notch, food was great, but the view from the lodge was also priceless. We as a family have been to Alaska 4 time, but never experienced fishing and having made new friends a great thing. Jimmy Jacks guide are the BEST.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Jimmie Jack's Alaska Lodge
Address: 36065 Reef Drive, Kenai, AK 99611
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Location: United States > Alaska > Kenai
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Kenai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jimmie Jack’s Alaska Fishing Lodge - Over 10,000 Happy Guests Served Since 1995 - Day Charters to 7-Night Lodge Packages - BOOK ONLINE NOW! King Salmon – Silver Salmon – Sockeye Salmon - Halibut – Rainbow Trout. Excellent Customer Service Since 1995 - 45 Years of Guide Experience Combined - Safest and Most Modern Boats on the Water - Great Food and Accommodations – Top of the Line Equipment – Unparalleled Scenery -Private and Small Group Trips – Beginner to Advanced Anglers – Family Trips – Alaska Travel Industry Association – Kenai River Professional Guide Association (Board of Directors) – Kenai River Sportfishing Association - Kenai River Guide Academy - Fully Insured – U.S. Coast Guard Licensed –State of Alaska Permitted - Featured on North to Alaska with Larry Csonka – Daily KRSM Fishing Report – KTUU News Fishing Report – Coastal Angler Magazine Fishing Forecast. ... more   less 
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