The Pearson Family
What happens when two young dreamers make their way ‘North to the Future’ and meet in a small town Alaska tackle shop? A love story, a company, a family, and big plans for the future are born! We have been so blessed and are appreciative and grateful of the fact that we’ve had the helping hand of many wonderful Alaskan old-timers along the way. Many have since left this earth, but we thank them for all they have taught us, done for us, and been to us. We couldn’t be here where we are today without those wonderful people.
Below you will find some photos of the last fifteen years of us living the dream. We know you have many choices when it comes to hiring your Kenai River guide, so we’d like you to see where your hard earned dollars go! Besides, when you support our business, you support our family directly, and we thank you for that.
Proper Catch & Release
We follow the principles of Leave No Trace outdoor ethics while on our guided trips. All trips are well planned and organized, we travel only on designated roads, trails, and established paths, and do not trample vegetation. We are careful about where we wade and do not stir up sediment or trample spawning beds. We pack out everything we pack in, as well as some things left behind by others. We properly dispose of all human waste. We leave things the way that we found them and do not collect rocks, driftwood, artifacts, plants/flowers, or alter the environment in any way. We are respectful to wildlife. Finally, and probably most importantly, we are courteous and respectful to other user groups. We believe in naturalness, solitude, and primitive recreation, and do our best not to impact anyone else’s enjoyment of the Mighty Kenai River in a negative way.
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It’s nice to meet you!
Professional Fishing Guide
Director of Operations, Sailing Charter Captain
Head Boat Scrubber
Kenai River Float-n-Fish
Hours & AvailabilityWe’re Open: Most days about 7 or 8. Some days as early as 4 or 5, but occasionally as late as 12 or 1. We’re Closed: About 5:30 or 6. Occasionally about 4 or 5, but sometimes as late as 11 or 12. Some days or afternoons we aren’t here at all, and lately we’ve been here just about all the time, except when we’re someplace else, but we should be here then, too. Sunday is our day for family time, holy worship, and rest, so we generally take Sundays off. During fishing season (June 11-October 31) we are in and out, launching boats, running shuttles, gardening, and doing who knows what else is on our list to complete in all those hours of daylight. If we aren’t at the shop, please give us a call. We receive many calls during this time, so if we are on the other line leave a message and we’ll call you back ASAP. During winter season (November-February) we do tend to hibernate a bit. We are either at our winter office and will get back to you soon (but we are moving very slowly) or we are out gallivanting around the globe, likely off the grid, with a response as soon as feasible. Nevertheless, coffee consumption is at an all time high. During the spring (March-fishing start) we are rip roaring ready to go. Call us as early or as late as you like!
From Anchorage:Take Seward Hwy South for 87 miles. Exit at Sterling Hwy on right towards Homer/Kenai. Cross bridge at Kenai Lake after 11 miles on Sterling Hwy. Turn left at our sign 0.5 miles after bridge on left (south) side of hwy. We are across from Grizzly Ridge Gas station, driveway directly after the Lodge at Grizzly Ridge. Driving time approx 2 hours
From Homer/Soldotna:Take Sterling Hwy North for approx. 40 miles. At the Mile 53 bridge you will see the Cooper Landing town sign on your right. Continue on past Gwin’s Lodge and Kenai Cache at Mile 52. You will go around another set of “s” turns at Mile 49. At Mile 48.5 is our driveway. The road to our driveway is just after the Hutch B&B on your right. We do not have a sign coming from this direction. Just after our shop is the Lodge at Grizzly Ridge. If you get to the bridge, you passed it. Driving time approx 1 hour from Soldotna, 2.5-3 hours from Homer.
From Seward:Head North on Seward Hwy for 36 miles. Turn Left onto Sterling Hwy. Cross bridge at Kenai Lake after 11 miles on Sterling Hwy. Turn left at our sign 0.5 miles after bridge on left (south) side of hwy. We are across from Grizzly Ridge Gas station, driveway directly after The Lodge at Grizzly Ridge. Driving time approx 1 hour
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