Joe Klutsch, owner and operator of Katmai Guide Service located in King Salmon, Alaska has been a Master Guide in Alaska since 1992. From their lodge on the Naknek River, Katmai Guide Service offers fishing trips for all 5 species of Pacific Salmon, Rainbow, Char, Grayling, Lake Trout & Northern Pike as well as wildlife viewing, appreciation and orientation trips in and around the famous Brooks Camp of Katmai National Park from June through August of each year.
Katmai Guide Service also offers fully guided hunts on federally permitted lands for Brown Bear, Mountain Goat & Sitka Black Tail Deer on Kodiak Island. Brown Bear and Moose hunts are available in Becharof National Wildlife Refuge (located at the southern border of Katmai National Park) and Aniakchak National Monument & Meshik River Valley of the Alaskan Peninsula.
Joe became a Registered Guide in 1980 and earned his Master Guide License in 1992. He has served as president of Alaska Professional Hunters Association for eight years and is the recipient of the Safari Club International Professional Hunter of the Year award (1996), the Dallas Safari Club Professional Hunter of the Year award (1998), and the Wild Sheep Foundation Frank Golata Outstanding Outfitter Award in 1999.
If you are looking for the first class fishing or hunting trip that the limited access of federally permitted land offers or to simply experience the wildlife and wonders of remote Alaska, Joe Klutsch and Katmai Guide Service is the operation you want to book with. Exposing family and youth to outdoor activities in Alaska will provide an experience which insures life long respect for nature, personal bonding and special knowledge that cannot come from the television alone. Sharing an experience with us will do far more than just provide entertainment; it will establish a life long memory that will shape a person's perception of nature and of being.