In The Press

Check out what our friends at some of our favorite publications have to say about Alaska Trout Fitters:

E. Donnal Thomas, Jr.Outdoor Life
A league of their own
Meet five of the best guides in North America. And they're all women
Curt Trout (1951-2005)Fish Alaska
Editor's Creel

Captain Jake Jordan

I have fly fished all over the world for more than 40 years in both salt and fresh water. My favorite spot for large beautiful Rainbow Trout is Troutfitters in Coopers Landing Alaska. Troutfitters, besides having some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, have the most, large, bright, and aggressive trout for which I have ever fished. The owners and guides at Troutfitters understand their fishery better than any group of guides that I have ever come in contact with. I spend close to 3 months in Alaska each year traveling around and fly fishing. For more than a decade Troutfitters has been my Trout headquarters during August and September, Curt, Billy, Dusty, and the rest of the Troutfitters gang make every angler feel like they are part of the family. Chances are that if you show up at Troutfitters, we will fish together. Thank You Troutfitters!

Brian E. Yamamoto, DDS
I have fished with Billy Coulliette for the past 4 years and have found him to be "consistently excellent". Billy has an uncanny ability of finding big rainbows and is an excellent oarsman once you have your trophy hooked up. He is an extremely hard worker, knowledgeable in every aspect of fly fishing, and never tires in working to make your trip enjoyable and memorable. His intimate knowledge of the Kenai River will assure that you have the best chance of catching your rainbow of a lifetime

Jim, Val, and Brooke Reynolds

Just a word of thanks for the wonderful float trip this summer. It was by far the highlight of our summer especially for our daughter Brooke. Your special trip was a great bonding experience for three generations and that is priceless.

George Cook

As the Alaska rep for companies like Sage, Simms, Ross and Rio I get the opportunity to blend fishing and business statewide. I've certainly have my favorite fishing spots, with that in mind in the months of June or September a trip down the Kenai with Billy and the Troutfitters crew is one not to miss. Their knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail from boat launch to take out is second to none.

Kristi LeaMaster, Snohomish, WA

When I dream about fishing my mind always drifts to one incredible river and Troutfitters in Coopers Landing, Alaska. It's not simply because the Kenai River hosts the most spectacular scenery and wildlife on its banks. It is the thought of a sunny day spent in a drift boat with the most friendly and experienced guides on the river. It is the excitement of hooking up that once-in-a-lifetime jumbo rainbow trout. It is the camaraderie of hoots and hollers when your trophy fish takes to the sky shaking its head and then speeds through the current causing your fly reel to scream. It is the moment of congratulations from your guide on a battle well fought and the pictures you take home on your camera and in your mind. No matter what time of year it is, my thoughts find me wishing for fall. You see the Kenai River, the guides and Troutfitters have me hook, line and sinker and I can't wait to go back.

Tyson Radley O'Connell

As a fishing guide who spends his summers in Bristol Bay, and his winters fishing in New Zealand and South America... I get the opportunity to sample a wide array of fishing locations and conditions. These areas offer unique attributes and experiences, however, each fall, when I leave Southwest Alaska, I find myself back on the Kenai River fishing with Billy and Dusty at Alaska Troutfitters. The trout fishing on the Kenai is world class, but that is only one reason I return year after year. The entire crew at Troutfitters is knowledgeable and dedicated. They not only do they put their clients on fish, but they enhance the entire experience with unbridled enthusiasm and camaraderie. I've experienced some of my fondest fishing memories with Billy and Dusty and know the future will be full of many more unforgettable trips.

Pat Murphy, Seward, AK

I like nothing better than to fish for big Rainbows and Dolly Varden on the Kenai River and every truly large fish I have ever caught on the Kenai has been in a boat guided by a Troutfitters guide. I not only recommend them for their guiding skills, but also for their congenial and helpful attitude toward their clients.From the reservations desk to the guides themselves, Troutfitters is it!!