Had A Blast

Went fishing for King Salmon on June 2, 2017

We had a blast. Ray knows his stuff. Even after getting out early to an awesome spot, dealing with rude fishermen we ended up at the exact spot Ray wanted to go. And within an hour had all 3 fish. Thanks you guys. This was my 3rd trip with Ray and I’ll definitely be back!



I am back home enjoying telling my big fish story!

Fished with Fisherman's Choice Charters on May 19, 2017

I went out the first week of King Salmon season with Fisherman’s Choice and what a blast. We started at 6 am and I landed a beautiful 20 pound King Salmon at 6:27am!  The Guide was exceptionally skilled, knew the Deshka River and was an exceptionally informed Guide.  I am going back for sure and I highly recommend Fisherman’s Choice.
J.D. Smith
Seattle, Washington
May 21, 2017


Thanks for a Great two days!!

June 14 & 15, 2016

I wanted to thank you guys for all you did to help me catch that King in June. That was my first king Salmon and it was totally do to the expertise, professionalism, skill and patience of Jerry. Thank you for the kindness and the opportunity to go back out with Jerry the next morning after my first day I failed to produce a fish. That kindness was greatly appreciated. It was the Alaska experience I had hoped for. Jerry, Thanks again for two great days of fishing and I look forward to lots more in the future. Ray, Terri thank you both again for two days that will live in my memory forever.

Great Time

Fished with Ray July 24, 2016

Great time fishing with you guys. Definately will be back next July!!

Great job!

Just as a follow up, wanted to let you know Ray did a great job and we had a great time catching a lot of salmon!  Thanks for your services!

Our trip today was so fun!!

Our trip today was so fun. Our guide was great. Just wanted to let you know. We will definitely use your guide service again.  Thanks!

You guys most definitely made a cold and rainy day AWESOME!!

Ray and Terri , I just wanted to say thank you. You guys most definitely made a cold and rainy day AWESOME!!
Your customer service and attention was most appreciated. We could not have asked for a better time. A little sunshine would have nice but you can’t control that. It is easy to see why you have so many repeat customers .

Great Day on the River

We had such a great time fishing with Ray, last year, on the Deshka river for king salmon. If you want to catch fish, you want to go with Fisherman’s Choice. Can’t wait to go again this summer.

A 90-minute scenic drive from Anchorage, Ray will put you on the fish!

Ray took us on a Deshka River Chinook Salmon trip in late May and it was great! Although we had to get to the river pick-up point at 5:00 AM it was for good reason. You can’t fish until 6:00AM and many of the guides focus on a 300′ x 100′ honey hole to give their clients the best chance. Ray got us to the spot after about a 30 minute run and anchored the flat bottom boat on the bow and stern to give us the perfect casting zone. At 6:00 AM we began casting and retrieving a spinning bait after 5 casts my wife hooked up a screamer ripping the line of her reel. We had to pull the anchors and chase the fish for almost 100 yards. Everything was happening so fast but it was clear our guide Ray was well prepared and been through this drill many times before. She ended up with a 45 lb beauty and Ray quietly drove the boat back down the river to the place we were and I looked at my watch and it was only 6:15 AM. A little later that day I caught mine about an hour later, a 18 lb Chinook. Ray did everything possible to make sure we had a good time and he knew when to coach, when to compliment a cast, and when to just let the clients enjoy the quiet beauty of the Deshka river. We caught our limit and we had more action than any other boat on the river that morning. We saw eagles and big Kings jumping which made it wilderness type adventure only 90 minutes from Anchorage. On the way back up the river Ray pointed out some of the key land marks and talked about his wildlife observations over the past week which really made the trip enjoyable. The only recommendation I would make is for clients to wear good ankle support boots/shoes because there is no dock at the launch point. Being rustic Alaska it’s a steep embankment which you have to navigate carefully, especially us old folk. Ray was an outstanding personable guide who I look forward to booking with again in the future.

A great fishing company!

I have been fishing with Ray and Terri for years! The guides they employ are tolerant, well-educated in fishing in Alaska and focused on the client. They will help if you need it and offer guidance if you just need a bit of assistance getting back into fishing. I; myself fish for silvers annually with Fisherman’s Choice and have NEVER had any issue. If any client feels that they have any issue, Terri and Ray are all over it! Guides are also tolerant and focused on making sure that everyone catches fish, even their shorter guests (kids)!

Fishing in Alaska, as with most places (unless you are fishing in a barrel) is NEVER guaranteed, but Ray and Terri along with their guides are interested in giving their guests the best shot, equipment and advice for catching. Not all fish may be taken, since there are several species in Alaskan waters. Most are great to eat, but some, just are not “on the table” material.

I have nothing negative to say about about my years of experience with Fisherman’s Choice, so don’t hesitate to contact them for your reservation while in Alaska!