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Jason’s Guide Service

Jason’s Guide Service provides professionally guided fishing trips that’ll have you reeling in trophy-sized Rainbow Trout and a variety of Salmon in no time. Your guide, Jason Lesmeister, has over 20 years experience providing guided adventures along the Kenai River in Alaska, and prides himself on providing fully-customized trips that are perfectly suited to fit his customers’ needs.

Jason lives where he guides, and spends over 200 days a year on the water, both professionally and for fun. His goal is to provide eco-friendly fishing trips that will provide a lifetime of memories, and protect these rivers and lakes so that they can be enjoyed by future anglers. Jason practices catch and release on all native Rainbow Trout, while Dolly Varden and varieties of Salmon can be caught for both sport and table fare.

You’ll head out onto Kenai River in a 20’ Willie drift boat. Drift boating is perfect for anglers who want a hands-on experience, as it allows you to fish from the boat as well as “beaching up” and wading these productive waters for your catch. It also allows for a peaceful, environmentally-friendly adventure. Jason can accommodate up to 4 guests on each trip, and his drift boat is equipped with all of the necessary navigational and safety gear for a productive day on the water.

Jason prides himself on not only being a year-round guide, but also living and fishing in his guiding area. This means that he is able to keep his finger on the pulse when it comes to the species that travel through this river! He knows the best times to visit for your dream catch. Want to reel in huge Rainbow Trout? Visit during Autumn. If you’re after Sockeye Salmon, join Jason in July. You’ll also have the chance to hook Chinook and Coho Salmon, and plenty more.

You’ll be provided with top-quality G-Loomis, Shimano, and Lamson rods and reels, as well as tackle. All you need to bring is a fishing license. Join Jason’s Guide Service and get ready to reel in your dream catch!



About the Charter Operator

Jason's Guide Service
Cooper Landing, Alaska, United States
1 Fishing Report
21 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2016
I grew up in Minnesota, at the age of 20 I came to Alaska to be a guide. 24 years later I'm a Registered Guide/Outfitter and am still a Passionate Angler. I try and fish no less than 200 days a year.

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Targeted Species

Dolly Varden Dolly Varden
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Salmon (Sockeye) Salmon (Sockeye)

Boat Specs

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

Ice Box
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cooper Landing to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Drew S.
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Full day trip with Captain Caleb

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Group Rate (3 MAX) on July 8, 2021
So let me start by saying that I decided to take a 7 year old and a 9 year old salmon fishing in Alaska, not my smartest decision,...
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Rick M.
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1/2 Day with Captain Caleb

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Individual Rate on July 20, 2021
A great trip, didn’t catch a ton of trout, but a few.  Floating down the river was great and the scenery was awesome. ...
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Alice S.
Seward, Alaska
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Captain Jason is the best!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Individual Rate on June 25, 2021
Jason was amazing! He is very good at what he does, he makes the trip a ton of fun and very memorable. He is a great guide...
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Rob G.
Juneau, AK
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One of the best fishing trips up here in Alaska. Capt Jason’s instruction was spot on. Took me a while after been 20 yrs...
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Sierra Vista, AZ
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Group Rate (3 MAX) on June 26, 2021
Knows the river extremely well.  Limited out before 10AM. Helped the handicapped old guy best I’ve seen.
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FAQs about Jason’s Guide Service

Jason’s Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip – Individual Rate (4 hours)
  • $300 per person - Full Day Trip – Individual Rate (8 hours)
  • $675 per group - Half Day Trip – Group Rate (3 MAX) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Group Rate (3 MAX) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Jason’s Guide Service, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Jason’s Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Gloomis, Lamson, Shimano,)

Jason’s Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Jason’s Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Jason’s Guide Service include:
  • Dolly Varden
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)