Joe Klutsch

What distinguishes me, my wife Carol and my son Joey is that we are year round residents of the Bristol Bay region for over 40 years. We do not base our operations in Seattle, Portland, Michigan, or wherever else. We really live here, understand and care about the resource and want to see it preserved for future generations.

I founded my business, Katmai Guide Service, in 1976, back when there were almost no other lodges in the area. I have been guiding fishermen and hunters ever since.  I truly enjoy the opportunity for every future season as does my son.  It is my goal to give you the best experience possible and teach you and your family about our amazing area and way of life.

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Joey Klutsch

I grew up on the Naknek River and have spent my entire life fishing, hunting, trapping and guiding in Bristol Bay area and all across Alaska. I grew up in the guiding profession working alongside my dad, Joe Klutsch where I continue to work to this day.  I live in King Slamon year round with my wife Crystale and our two Malamutes, where I guide fishing trips in the summer months and hunting trips in the spring and fall.