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Meet Your Guides
Tyland VanLier

Ty be leaves that you are never to young or to old exsperince the wonderful things that Alaska has to offer. Tyland has been fishing the Kenai River over 20 years, he still learns or see something new every day out doing what he love to. Here are a few of Tyland's accomplishments and organizations to which he belongs or donates to:

• Has belong to KRPGA since 1993. Served on the board for three years (currently on the board).
• Co-chair of Take a Kid Fishing for 3 years and donated time fishing in prior years.
• Co-chair of Return of the Salmon Celibration 3 years.
• Former co-chair of Sterling Duck Unlimited during first two year started.
• Participant of Take Veteran Fishing Day since 2002
• Participant of the educational Teach a kid to fish day two years.
• Been with Berkley Fishing Teem since 1995 (see our fleet and tackle page)

To find out more about the events listed above or if you would like to help with one of the events please see our Charity and Special Events Page.

Joe Jessal

Joe Jessal was born in Jackson Hole and lived in Grants Pass, OR, before moving to Alaska with his family in 1986. Catching his first big Kenai King as a kid left Joe with an interest in showing everyone exactly how exciting it can be to “land the big one!” He considers the Kenai Peninsula to harbor some of the best fishing opportunities in the world.

Joe participates in local community fishing events, such as acting as the Chairperson for “Take a Kid Fishing Day,” or pitching in for the “Return of the Salmon Celebration.”

Between feverish bouts of fishing, hunting and taking advantage of all the outdoor activities on the Peninsula, Joe resides in Sterling, Alaska, with his wife, Emily and their out-of-control black lab, Little bear.

Bob Cushway

Wether it's being surrounded by a pod feeding Orca Whales while fishing in a 16 ft. skiff, or meeting a Grizzly Bear face to face while salmon fishing, you'll never have a boring day fishing with Bob. Bob was raised in the northwest amongst a family of avid fishermen.

He has carried his love for nature and fishing through his everyday life passing it down to all four of his own children. Fishing from the waters in Florida to Mexico, across the US and into Canada then finally making home in Alaska.

Going on his 8th year fishing in Alaska, Bob has many a story to share. Enjoying flyfishing in remote areas and always in search of that record trophy fish.

Bob is active in the following charity events:
• Feed the Elders participant.
• Take a Kid Fishing Day participant.
• Take a Veteran Fishing Day

So, if you're looking for a guide to go the extra mile and you want a memory of a lifetime and a trophy fish to mount. Come fish with Bob in the boat that you're going to hear "Fish On" with Alaska Lodging and Fishing.

Rich Dykema

Rich was born and raised in Alaska and grew up in Bristol Bay, the Rainbow Trout Fishing capitol of the world. In 1991, he moved to the Kenai Peninsula, where he has lived since.

His hobbies and interests include; Fishing, Hunting, Flying and Bird Taxidermy. He has been fishing the Kenai River since 1991. His complete knowledge of fishing locations, conditions, tackle and river safety will get you to the fish, to maximize your time on the water.

You will be treated to the best that the Kenai River has to offer.
• 2005 nominated Kenai River classic fishing guide.
• 2004-2005 Take a kid fishing day volunteer.

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