Captain
Jim Rusk

Member since March 2017 Kenai, United States
Background
I was born in Soldotna Alaska in 1966, to parents who have homesteaded in Alaska since 1953. As a young boy, I spent my summers fishing on the banks of the Kenai River and became an avid fisherman at a very young age. When I was a teen, I often worked in the summers as a bait boy on some of the first charter boats in this area. By the time I graduated from high school and was old enough to get my guide license, I knew that was what I wanted to do. In 1987 I started Jim Rusk Fishing. As a fisherman, I enjoy all types of fishing and will always use whatever technique I feel is best to give my customers the best chance at success.
Techniques
Back trolling, back bouncing, casting and bobber fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Jim Rusk

Kenai, United States
Background
I was born in Soldotna Alaska in 1966, to parents who have homesteaded in Alaska since 1953. As a young boy, I spent my summers fishing on the banks of the Kenai River and became an avid fisherman at a very young age. When I was a teen, I often worked in the summers as a bait boy on some of the first charter boats in this area. By the time I graduated from high school and was old enough to get my guide license, I knew that was what I wanted to do. In 1987 I started Jim Rusk Fishing. As a fisherman, I enjoy all types of fishing and will always use whatever technique I feel is best to give my customers the best chance at success.
Techniques
Back trolling, back bouncing, casting and bobber fishing.

My Charter Listing

Jim Rusk Fishing

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (9)
Kenai
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trips from $225

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.6
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Early Season Salmon Trip on Kasilof
This absolutely was the best day I had fishing! Captain Jim was an amazing guide and instructor. We had so much fun and caught our limited in less than 3 hours. Captain Jim fillet the fish and recommended where we could get it processed for shipping home.
This absolutely was the best day I had fishing! Captain Jim was an amazing guide and instructor. We had so much fun and caught our limited in less than 3 hours. Captain Jim fillet the fish and recommended where we could get it processed for shipping home.
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
78%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Garry C.
Homer, Alaska
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Early Season Salmon Trip on Kasilof

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Spring Salmon on June 2, 2021
Jim is a little rough on the edges, but I appreciated it because it was obvious his focus was on finding fish. It appeared...
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Steve T.
Waxahachie, TX
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Spring Salmon on June 11, 2021
Jim Rusk is a fantastic fishing guide.  Professional. Has al the gear.  Great boat.  Knows the best spots on the kenai...
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Abigail P.
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – Early July Salmon on July 6, 2021
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Grady M.
Chandler, AZ
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Day trip with Jim

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Spring Salmon on June 26, 2019
We are here at a time when the Salmon isn’t the best of the season. Jim offered any kind of Salmon fishing we wanted and...
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Brian W.
Park City, Utah
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Went fishing in 1990 with Jim for the first time, had a wonderful experience, he has very good professional experience on the...
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