Owner – Wayne McGee
Wayne has been fishing across Alaska for the past 14 years. It has been his lifelong dream to run a world class fishing operation on a prolific Alaskan river system. And that is exactly what you get on the Alagnak River with Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge. Wayne has fished across the globe from Tiger Fish to Nile Perch in the Congo and Nile Rivers of Africa, to Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout in Norway and Scotland! He owned a charter boat company based in Senegal, West Africa chasing Blue Marlin, Tuna and Sailfish. But it is in Alaska, in particular Bristol Bay, and now on the Wild Alagnak River, where you’ll find him sharing his passion for the beauty and bounty of this very special river with you.
Guide - Capt. Don Kingsley - (17 Years Guiding Alaska)
Born and Raised in upstate New York Don has been guiding fishermen in both Alaska and NY for over 20 years! In the fishing community Don is looked to by many to have achieved legendary status. Our guides look to Don as the lodge’s Senior Guide and all around “go to” man. He will tell you with his humble tone that he does not know anything, but don’t let him fool you; Don has guided on the lower Alagnak River boondogin’ and backtrolling the tidewaters for fresh kings as well as being an expert fly fishing guide on the upper Alagnak Braids. His boat always comes back to camp with huge numbers and there is no secret why. In the off season Don continues to guide on the Salmon River for Steelhead and Salmon running his own guide service called Tight Lines Guide Service out of Pulaski, NY.
Guide - Capt. Justin Bleicher - (14 Years Guiding Alaska)
Raised in the Outer Banks in Eastern Carolina Justin holds an undergraduate degree in Geology from Eastern Carolina University. Justin is a duck hunting connoisseur and a world class waterfowl guide. With almost 20 years as a professional guide Justin has a background in commercial fishing and has more boat time than can be counted. Probably the kindest individual you will ever meet, Justin is a very important part of our team. Justin is dubbed Head Captain and shuttle man moving both clients and gear up and down the river rain or shine. A fine boat captain and guide Justin will make your gut hurt with his hilarity and charm you with his southern hospitality. Your arm will hurt from the amount of fish you will catch with him.
Guide - Capt. Patrick McIntyre - (15 Years Guiding Alaska)
Raised in Northern California, Pat has spent lots of time fly fishing for steelhead and trout. Pat’s attention to detail and enthusiasm for fishing make him a great fly fisherman and wilderness rafting guide. Who is Pat? Pat is a professional outdoor action photographer following speed skiers down mountains at high speed, a past bungee cord business owner insuring safe jumps and an extreme skiing competitor. With the drive to be the best and his competitive nature, Pat is one of our most well rounded fly fishing guides. In the off season Pat can be found filming the winter Olympics with NBC or extreme skiing in Canada as he is a world class extreme action camera man with many skills.
Owner / Guide - Capt. Jacob Q McGee - (9 Years Guiding Alaska)
Born in South Carolina, Jacob grew up in Africa and England and has fished all over the world. At the age of 18 he came up to Alaska to start his career as a professional fly fishing guide. He has guided all across Bristol Bay and knows all our main fly out destinations as well as the Naknek River where he cut his teeth learning his trade. And learn it he has. His clients always come back with smiles on their faces as he has a nose for where the fish are. Whether you want to swing streamers to the trophy rainbows that Bristol Bay is famous for, or target any of the other sporting species of fish this amazing fishery has to offer, Jacob will get the job done.