I have been living in this wonderful land for the past 5 years and have truly loved and enjoyed every bit of it, even the -50 cold here in the interior. This winter I offered to fly my uncle up and take him fishing. My father had a large part in my passion for fishing, but my uncle definately has played a major role in my addiction
He is in his early 60's and has been battling cancer for the last 18-24 months. He is on the up and up, recovering well and gaining his strength. There is no way with his limited income that he would ever be able to experience this great land, and the wonderful fishing it has to offer.
To take him on an Alaskan fishing adventure, one with rock fish/lings/salmon/halibut/rainbows/dolly's etc... He is in Alaska July 4th - 25th, with the majority of the fishing taking place on or around July 11th.
I am booking out of Seward for our halibut trip, but I would like to get him either into some Kenai River fishing We use to catch rainbows in the 12-14" range in South Dakota, and his eyes would light up with them... maybe he can double that with 24"? A trophy in our books is not expected, a fish in hand is a trophy for him.
Does anyone have a reputable guide that they have personal experience with that I can contact? I would like to find someone who is willing to be patient with those who may not be able to move like a butterfly, or fight a salmon like the young punk I am.
Thank you very much for any and all suggestions... as much as it means for me to offer this to him, I know that it means ten thousand times as much to him.