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Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures

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Po 1171, Soldotna, AK 99669
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Fishing on the Kenai

We fished with Mindy on the Kenai in late July, 2017. The weather was very rainy and cold. But it... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
tdanderson2
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Loveland, Colorado
Fish On!

I have fished with Mindy on several occasions. I am amazed at her knowledge of the Kenai and... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
ANewby1
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Soldotna, Alaska
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We provide high quality fresh and saltwater guided fishing. We are a family owned and operated business. We live on the Kenai River and guide the river year round. We provide specialized wildlife viewing and birding adventures. We rent a 6 bedroom/4 bath Kenai River house to large groups for a very reasonable price and we have several cabins on separate river lots that we rent to visitors. We discount military, teachers, and Alaskan residents. We love what we do and we feel privileged to get to share this amazing place with our guest!
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Po 1171, Soldotna, AK 99669
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We fished with Mindy on the Kenai in late July, 2017. The weather was very rainy and cold. But it was worth it because our party of 4 all caught king salmon. We all felt that Mindy worked really hard to make this a worthwhile...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I have fished with Mindy on several occasions. I am amazed at her knowledge of the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. If the fish are in, Mindy will find them!

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rpaynealaska, Owner at Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thanks Aaron! We really appreciate your review, your business and your friendship!

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

My husband and I took 1 Halibut and 3 Silver trips with Widespread early Sept. 2017. It was our first visit to Alaska and we were overwhelmed by the beauty and the lifestyle. We caught something everyday, but only missed our limit once. We really...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

I would like to thank Reubin and Mindy for another awesome trip. This is my 3rd review of Alaskan Widespread Fishing. Not going to get long winded but they are the best of the best! PERIOD!! Give them a call if you want the best...More

Thank shawn s
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

I've had the opportunity to fish with Reubin and Mindy and the other guides on their staff for close to ten years now. I can tell you that they do indeed make angling dreams come true, as I have so many tremendous fond memories from...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Reuben and his wife are nice folks, but they're incredibly unprofessional as guides. My wife and I were told to be on the dock and ready to fish at 5:30 a.m., so we were. Reuben kept us waiting for 40 minutes waiting for a six-member...More

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rpaynealaska, Owner at Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hi Jerry, I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your very short time fishing with me. I remember the day as a very rainy day and I assumed that you left early (5 hours early) because you and your wife were wet. I really do wish...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

I have fished with Reubin and his guides over the last 15 years. Catching fish has never been a problem but for some reason catching a Barn Door Halibut or a large King Salmon on the Kenai has been a problem. Reubin and his guide...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Family of 4 Texans with two teen daughters wanted to fish for Kings on July 4, 2017. Sent a few outfitters messages to inquire about availability and Reuben was the most responsive. We talked candidly a few times since he'd said the Kings were not...More

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rpaynealaska, Owner at Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you Jaquline for the kind words! I really enjoyed fishing with you and your family. I remember how loud and proud your daughters sqealed as they fought their kings, it really made me smile!!! Thanks, Reubin

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I started my trip from Houston and met up with a friend from West Virginia in Anchorage. The drive over from Anchorage to Kenai took about three hours and the scenery was spectacular. You can book a 30 minute flight but I would recommend the...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

My son and I had 2 terrific days of fishing with Mindy, a most knowledgeable and professional guide. The limit for King Salmon is one per day, and, on a shortened day, the 4 fishermen in our boat caught 3 - the smallest being over...More

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Stan C
Rueben, I am interested in a fishing adventure for my grandson and myself. He will be 12 years old entering middle school. We feel that this is the age we have our last hook on him . Years to follow, he will not be excited about being with grandma and grandpa. We want this to be an exciting experience fishing for Halibut or if you think the chances would be better with Salmon OK, but he is really set on Halibut. I am not sure of all the logistics , but we will arrive in Anchorage July 2nd with the intention of going to your area for the fishing experience. Please, are we going to the right place for the Halibut ? For us this is a one time giant financial venture. I want him to experienced catching several halibut, is this realistic ? Provide me with ideas the lodging for three ,two nights, Halibut fee, freezing the catch to send home,and anything you can share. This is a one time shot with our oldest grandchild, with three more to follow. Ed, as well as your reviews have you almost walking on water, really looking forward to meeting you and Mindy. As per our phone conversation, I will call you or you will call me ( I forgot already ) around 5-5;30 Monday. Stan Canaris 610-929-1533
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Response from rpaynealaska | Property representative |
Hi there Stan, This is Mindy. I'm just checking in to see if you and Reubin talked on the phone again and to see if he answered all of your questions? My cell phone number is 907-252-8534 if I can help you in any way... More
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