This was my first fishing trip outside of just casting into empty lakes. I was completely amazed with Alaska's majestic scenery and natural habitat.
Bob's Cabin & Guide services were great overall. Again, I don't have any other experiences to compare it against. Bob and his wife were very kind and friendly. However, at times I saw some frustration come out of Bob while we were fishing. One side of me is empathetic since I too have worked with tourists and know how difficult it can be to remain upbeat for extended periods of time over a season of time. However, that is what the customer is paying for. He was a little impatient when a fish was on our lines. Perhaps he was extra cautious in ensuring we would get our fish. Apparently, according to Bob, Silver Salmon were difficult this year in comparison to previous years. He noted that the day before us, his group didn't catch any. I only ended up catching one Silver over two days. Disappointing I didn't catch more, however, how can I be too disappointed when I caught the biggest fish I've ever caught in my life?
The charter they booked for us for the halibut fishing on the ocean (out of Anchor Point) was good and professional. The captain had a 9-11 year old boy that he had to remind home a few times to get out the way. That was a little annoying. I caught only a 10 pounder along with a few sand shark. Boy, I think I'll take up a weight lifting program before I do another halibut trip. My arms were so tired I forced myself to cast in the last two times. Maybe it was a good thing that I didn't catch a huge one because that would have been the end of my trip not having the strength to do any more.
The cabin we stayed at was very clean. The outside smelled as if Bob put on a fresh coat of waterproofing on the exterior. We had water pressure issues and the showering was interesting with the low pressure, but it added to adventure. Bob was upset to find out the issue, but we were fine. He allowed us to go to another unoccupied cabin to shower and use the amenities there.
The cabin was secluded as we had hoped. The walls were thin and I could hear the person next door to me toss and turn as well as his snoring habits. One room appeared to a bedroom for children as the cieling was low and the beds were short.
My review is just stating the facts and may appear derogatory in writing, however, I was enjoying every minute of it!! I was very blessed for even had the experience/opportunity!! And that's despite the almost incessant rain and cool weather (one needs to be prepared for the rain to keep from being miserable). Would I recommend Bob's Cabin to others? Yes, I would. If I had the chance to go again I would choose a different service just for the fact of trying something different to compare.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kenai River waterfront fishing lodge and cabins. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bob's Cabin & Guide Service Alaska/Soldotna