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Mike Gorton

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Goodnews Bay, Alaska, United States

  • Activities

    Fishing

  • Guiding Experience

    30 years

  • Languages

    English

  • Favorite Trip

    Goodnews River Lodge

Guide Bio

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.

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