Phil's Smiling Salmon Guide Service – Alaska

If you can think of nothing better than drifting down a river that’s home to beautiful scenery, unspoiled nature, and some world-famous freshwater fish, then join Phil’s Smiling Salmon Guide Service in Kasilof, AK. Captain
Phil Desautels can’t wait to introduce you to Kasilof River, a drift boat-only fishery that’s second-to-none when it comes to offering a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!

Capt. Phil has been working as a river fishing guide for over 35 years now, and specializes in helping guests go after some very famous freshwater fish – Steelhead, Coho Salmon, and Chinook Salmon. Whether you’re an experienced angler who wants to make the transition from local fishing to hooking these big names, or are a total newbie, he’ll teach you all about these species – as well as the best ways to catch them.

The Kasilof River is for drift boats only, and you’ll be cruising on board your captain’s 18’ Willie Boats vessel, newly restored in 2019. She’s the perfect option for anglers who want a quiet and relaxing trip down the river! She can accommodate up to 4 guests, so you’ll have a truly hands-on, personal experience. Capt. Phil prioritizes the safety of his anglers, so you’ll find life jackets for all ages on board.

It’s all about the freshwater trifecta of Steelhead, Coho, and Chinook Salmon here, and your captain will show you the best techniques to hook these species. You’ll be trying out anything from drift fishing, to trolling, to bottom fishing. Don’t worry if you’re a new angler – your captain will show you the ropes, and you’ll be soon tangling lines with these feisty fish. After you’ve reeled ‘em in, your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you at no extra cost.

You’ll be provided with top-notch rods and reels, lures, and tackle. All you need to bring are snacks and drinks, appropriate clothing, and a fishing license. Get ready to experience the total escapism that comes with a visit to Phil’s Smiling Salmon Guide Service!



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  • Viaje Privado
    Half Day Trip
    ¡solicitado! Reservado hace: 3 días
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 9:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 15 - Sep 15
    $350
    Join your captain on this morning adventure, and get ready to target some world-famous fish against a backdrop of incredible scenery. You'll have the chance to hook Steelhead, Chinook (King) Salmon, and Coho (Silver) Salmon along the Kasilof River. Your captain will have you trying out a range of techniques, and will make sure you're equipped with lures, rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is some sensible clothing and a license. Your departure time is flexible.
  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day Trip
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 15 - Sep 15
    $500
    This 8-hour trip will see you drifting along the waters of the Kasilof River, where you'll have the chance to hook into huge Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, and Coho Salmon. Capt. Phil will have you trying out a variety of techniques to reel in your catch, and will make sure you're well-prepared for these feisty fish with top-notch rods and reels, lures, and tackle. All you need to bring with you are your favorite snacks and drinks, appropriate clothing, and a valid fishing license.
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Sobre el Captain

Phil Desautels
Kasilof, Alaska, Estados Unidos
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17 Opiniones de los clientes
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Miembro desde Noviembre 2018
Capt. Phil has been a river guide for over 35 years. Back in the day, when he was going to college, his friends had drift boats and were making money – he thought this was cool so he bought one himself, and found that doing so allowed him to pursue his passion, make some money, and introduce people of all ages and skill levels to the joy of angling. His favorite part of the job is being outside, exploring nature, and enjoying the smiles on the faces of his guests when they land their dream catch. Capt. Phil also takes part in a tournament each year. It's a big Steelhead derby, and all the money raised goes to a local hatchery.

Sobre este listado

Especies de Interés

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Especificaciones del barco

Willie Boats (Drift boat) construido en 1994, y restaurado en 2019. Impulsado por 2 2HP Gull Oars motores, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 5 nudos.

Longitud
18 ft
Capacidad
4 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca en Río

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
Troleo
Drift Fishing

Servicios

Nevera para la pesca
Nevera para la pesca

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Lamiglas, Quantum, Shimano
Señuelos
Limpieza y Fileteado

Política de Cancelación

Cancelación gratis hasta 3 días antes del viaje

Los clientes pueden cancelar o modificar su reserva hasta 3 días antes de la fecha del viaje sin cargo. Si el viaje se cancela o modifica después, o en caso de no presentarse, se cobrará el 100% del depósito.

Políticas

Opción de traslado después de reservar
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Se permiten niños
No minimum age
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación

Pago

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 10% para garantizar la reserva.

El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:

Efectivo
Cheques

Kasilof Calendario de Pesca

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Opiniones de los clientes

Calificación general
Excellent
4.7 / 5
de 5 estrellas de 11 reseñas
Barco
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experiencia
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Fotos de clientes (12)
Fishing with Phil
Fishing with Phil
Dream Fulfilled
+9
Calificación del pescador
8
1
1
0
0
Opinión de los pescadores
Buena experiencia
80%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
82%
Apto para niños
80%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
56%
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James H.
Danville, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Fishing with Phil

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  Half Day Trip on Junio 29, 2022
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Larry F.
Winters, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

May fishing trip

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip on Mayo 28, 2022
Great day of fishing highly recommend
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Chad H.
Eagle River, AK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Dream Fulfilled

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip on Julio 24, 2019
My party of 3 was lucky enough to get some seats on Phil’s boat for some King Salmon fishing on the Kasilof River near the...
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Caroline S.
Inwood, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Great day on the Kasilof River

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip on Julio 8, 2019
We didn’t know what to expect when we booked this trip. Captain Phil kept in contact to let us know what was going on with...
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Richard D.
Rockaway Beach, OR
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Very good
4.0 / 5
En general

July fishing trip

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip on Julio 1, 2021
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FAQs about Phil's Smiling Salmon Guide Service – Alaska

Phil's Smiling Salmon Guide Service – Alaska offers the following trips to customers:
  • $175 per person - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Phil's Smiling Salmon Guide Service – Alaska, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Nevera para la pesca

Trips booked with Phil's Smiling Salmon Guide Service – Alaska include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo (Lamiglas, Quantum, Shimano)
  • Señuelos
  • Limpieza y Fileteado

Phil's Smiling Salmon Guide Service – Alaska offers the following type of fishing:
  • Pesca en Río

Phil's Smiling Salmon Guide Service – Alaska offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
  • Troleo
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Phil's Smiling Salmon Guide Service – Alaska include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)