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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Leon H.
Eagle River, Alaska
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Stephen H.
Bayside, NY
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Half day silver salmon with Jim Rusk

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Late Summer Salmon on August 15, 2018
Great experience and learned 2 new salmon techniques
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Yoshi S.
Fort Payne, AL
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That was a part of fishing.

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Spring Salmon on June 30, 2019
First, we did not catch any fish. That is the reason of two stars for experience point. I know that King salmon is not...
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Stephen K.
West Jordan, UT
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Full day fishing was a bust!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Spring Salmon on June 22, 2018
We were pawned off to another fishing agency by this one. We did not catch any fish and he was on his phone the whole time....
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