Alaskan Widespread Fishing - Power Boat

“Come as a client and leave as a friend” is more than a motto for Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures, it is a business and personal practice. Most of the people that come and fish with Mindy and Reubin love fishing. If you love to fish, you already have a common bond!

Maybe it is a sickness that makes the crew wake up at 4 in the morning, sit in the rain or snow, spend their money, and stare hour after hour at the tip of a fishing rod…..all for that strike! 

Join Mindy and Reubin and explore the world-famous Kenai River and Alakan famous fisheries, targeting King, Coho, Pink, and Sockeye Salmon, as well as Arctic Char, Steelhead, and Rainbow Trout in season. Your guide will show you the top local techniques to hook your catch, including trolling, back bouncing, casting, drifting, wading, and fly fishing.

While peak season is from May to October, Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures can take you on a trip to remember at any time of year.

You will be fishing aboard a 20’ Willie Predator power boat, built back in 2007 and overhauled in 2015. It comes powered by a single Yamaha engine and can accommodate up to 4 anglers. The boat is rigged with a GPS, a fishfinder to aid your search for the fish, and a livewell loaded with bait to make sure nothing can resist your hooks.

The trips with Alaskan Widespread are all-inclusive; all you have to bring is a valid fishing license, your food, and drinks.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    This full-day trip will take you fishing for Arctic Char, Steelhead, Salmon, and Rainbow Trout. You will be trolling, fly fishing, wading, drifting, casting, or back bouncing.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $350
    Enjoy six hours of fishing the Kenai River, where you can find 4 species of Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, and Arctic Char. You can use fly or spinning gear with bait or lures, and techniques include trolling, casting, back bouncing, and wading.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    On this afternoon trip, you will be using fly or spinning gear to troll, cast, back-bounce, and wade for Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, and Arctic Char.
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About the Captain

Reubin Payne
Soldotna, Alaska, United States
1 Fishing Report
70 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since March 2018
I began fishing at a very young age. I grew up on a lake near the Chattahoochee River in central GA. I spent all my free hours fishing! I don't know why I was so attracted to fishing, but from the first time I had a fishing rod in my hands, I was hooked! I hitch-hiked up the Alcan Highway to Alaska with some friends my junior year in college. I went home, graduated and went to a fishing show with a resume in my hand seeking a job in the fishing industry. I met a lodge owner that hired me as a "beach hand" for his upscale lodge on the Cook Inlet in South Central Alaska. We worked hard every morning and fished hard every afternoon. I guided for the lodge the following 9 years, then started my own guide business in 2001. I met Mindy on the Kasilof River in 2004 and we got married and joined our fishing companies in 2008. I feel incredibly blessed to be part of such an amazing fishery in such an amazing place.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Salmon (Pink) Salmon (Pink)

Salmon (Sockeye) Salmon (Sockeye)

Boat Specs

Willie Predator (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 50HP Yamaha engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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All day trip planned with Garrett

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 20, 2021
We were scheduled for an all-day trip, but limited out with sockeye salmon in a bit over an hour. Reubin, I thought your group...
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Fishing with Garret

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 9, 2021
We had the best time. I’m sure when my wife, kids and myself think back about our trip the first thing we will think of will...
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1/2 day with Captain Garrett

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 15, 2021
We enjoyed an unusually beautiful day on the banks and sandbars of Kenai river!! Our guide Garrett was simply incredible. He...
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Awesome day of fishing.

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on August 30, 2021
Mindy did a great job for us. We were on the fish early, she is very personable and knowledgeable. We had a great time with...
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Half Day Trip with Capt Ruebin

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on September 9, 2021
Ruebin worked really hard to put us on the fish, even extending our trip on his time.  He was very welcoming and fun to fish...
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FAQs about Alaskan Widespread Fishing - Power Boat

Alaskan Widespread Fishing - Power Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $175 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $175 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Alaskan Widespread Fishing - Power Boat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Alaskan Widespread Fishing - Power Boat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Alaskan Widespread Fishing - Power Boat offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Alaskan Widespread Fishing - Power Boat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Alaskan Widespread Fishing - Power Boat include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)