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Thank you for deciding to fish with us. You’ve chosen the best river for catching King Salmon.

We have provided two forms for each guest to fill out.

The Confirmation Reservation Agreement (Click HERE for the Form) has a place for you to include your credit card for the deposit. If you chose to use your card please fill out the information as it appears on your credit card and use your billing address.

The insurance form (Click HERE for the Form) is required by the insurance carrier. The translation is basically that we are responsible for any negligence or accident cause by us but you have responsibilities also. You can’t just jump out of the boat into the river if your 50 pound salmon breaks off at the boat. All of the guides are Coast Guard licensed and have attended Certified First Aid Training classes at least every two years. We do require you wear a life vest anytime you are in the boats. If you have one of the inflatable PFD’s similar to the Stearns or SOS and want to bring it for your personal comfort please do. If you have any questions please call.

I will send you an invoice and statement after I have processed your deposit. Your fishing license and stamp is additional. You can purchase them on line at: http://www.admin.adfg.state.ak.us/license/

Your deposit can be by check or credit card but we request final payment be by check. Most folks want to use a card because they get the benefit of accumulating additional airline miles but credit card charges are very high for a small company like ours. We try to amortize that overhead by splitting it. The deposit is 50%.

Please mail to the winter address listed on the forms.

Gear List

I have included a suggested gear list (Click HERE for LIST) but please remember you will be flying in small aircraft and do not need everything on that list. It is intended as a guide to help you pack. If possible the use of soft sided luggage such as a Duffle Bag is helpful. The most important items are any personal medicines, rain gear, and your camera. Most years we do not have a lot of rain but Alaska weather can change at any moment and getting wet can make you uncomfortable pretty fast.

The weather during your visit will most likely be in the 40’s at night and 60’s during the day but can sometimes be either colder or warmer. You will have around 19 hours of sunlight a day so come rested as you will probably wear yourself out fishing most of those hours.

We have wireless broadband satellite internet if you would like to bring your laptop either to keep in touch with the office, news, sports, or to send photos home to friends and colleagues.

Please bring an Ice Chest. Most folks use it to bring their favorite beverage into camp and take their fish home. We have fish boxes but if for any reason it gets separated from your luggage an Ice Chest will preserve your fish frozen for a longer period of time. They are pretty good in Alaska about caring for your catch but if you have connecting flights anywhere the safety of an Ice chest can be a benefit.

We provide all fishing equipment but if you would like to bring your favorite rod & reel please feel free to do so. We do not provide fly fishing rods so if you want to utilize those techniques please bring your favorite. We can send you a list of suggested fishing supplies from tackle to fly patterns if you would like to bring some of your own gear.

Getting Here

The earlier you can make your plane reservation is usually beneficial for both scheduling and price.

You will need to be in Dillingham by 2:30 PM on the arrival day to catch either the 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM float plane to camp. Your return to Anchorage should be scheduled after 5:30 or 6:00 PM as the float plane schedule returning arrives at Dillingham around 4:00 and 5:00 PM on the day of departure. Please allow for a short variance in this schedule but it is usually pretty punctual.

Should for any reason you decide to spend the night in Dillingham we have provided a list with the various Bed & Breakfast & hotels (Click HERE for the LIST). Dillingham is a small regional hub to the Villages of Southwestern Alaska and does not have a lot of the amenities you may be use to. It is a very interesting place as it serves as both a supply station to the Villages and a hub to the commercial salmon fishing industry and is modern day reflection of that lifestyle.

The area population is mostly Yup’ik Eskimo and other than in Dillingham proper is still predominately a subsistence lifestyle that has been practiced for untold generations. Traditionally, families spend the summer at fish camps catching and drying salmon, then join with others at Village sites for the winter. Most families still rely on the harvest of the traditional subsistence resources of the area especially Salmon. As you fly into camp you will fly over one of these summer camps. The river patrolmen that you will meet during your visit spent their entire youth fishing in these summer camps.

For the Anchorage to Dillingham leg please see Penn Air and Alaska Air for schedules.

Penn Air is a commuter line to the Villages flying Turbo prop SAAB’s.
Alaska Air fly Jets so if you are more comfortable on a jet that is a consideration. You can also use your Airline Miles through Alaska Air.

They usually add more flights as summer approaches but it is probably not prudent to wait.

Alaska Airlines also books for Penn Air so you may want to check prices at both sites.

We look forward to meeting you.

If there is anything I can do to help schedule your trip please let me know. If you have any questions please call me anytime.
Thanks again for choosing Jakes,

Camille and Ralph Greene

Mailing Address: 4567 County Road 123, Bedford WY 83112
Email: jakesalaska@gmail.com

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