Guide at a Glance
Goodnews Bay, Alaska, United States
At age 14, I took my first clients for hire to fish for Brown Trout in Northern Michigan, and started guiding in Iliamna, Alaska in 1987. In 1989 I found Ron Hyde’s, “Alaska River Safaris,” on the Goodnews River through a good fishing buddy and spent my summers there, while working winters in Antarctica where I supported some 168 different science projects. After 7 years of guiding on the Goodnews River, I purchased Ron’s Lodge in December of 1996, and renamed it the “Goodnews River Lodge.” In 1998, I moved to the Florida Keys and applied my fishing skills to the Florida flats.
Today, I split my time between Alaska and the Keys, doing what I love best – being a guide in both places, while being a lodge owner who understands the importance of protecting our wilderness for future generations.