alaskan hunting guide

GIT – Guide in Training


Intern Description – Alaskan Fishing Guide   

Intern Description – Alaska Fishing Guides who apply for this position will develop extensive knowledge of reading water, operating jet outboard motors and instructing guests on how to spin or fly fish.

If you are new to Alaska, don’t worry, you should have no problems with fishing the streams here. We can offer additional training for experienced fishing guides. We will familiarize you with the locations you’ll be fishing and provide advanced training. Intern fishing guides will learn how to fly and lure fish, develop a broad range of knowledge of flies and tackle and be able to instruct novice and experienced fishermen in catching fish. 

From the skills we teach, you will be able to supervise fishing guests and assist those who have problems with casting techniques. We expect you to be entertaining as well as knowledgeable. You will need basic cooking skills, first aid training and be able to get along with a wide range of guest personalities. When not guiding or training, you are asked to help around the lodge with miscellaneous projects.


Partial List of Alaska Fishing Guide Intern Program Goals:

  • Current CPR and First Aid cards
  • Knowledge and experience with float rafts, know how to read water
  • Knowledge and experience with jet boats in shallow 4″ of water, narrow hairpin bends around river curves and sweepers
  • Knowledge of rowing and drifting same type of boat downstream
  • Knowledge and experience of fishing by the drift method 
  • Know how to trouble shoot and keep jet motor in order
  • Knowledge of all types of spinning and casting fishing gear
  • Knowledge of all types of fly rods, flies and related equipment
  • Knowledge in releasing fish unharmed
  • Knowledge and demonstrate to guests how and where to fish
  • Knowledge in telling guests the history of all Pacific Salmon, life cycle of each
  • Know how to read geological survey maps
  • Know how to tie basic knots used in both spin and fly fishing, such as the cinch, blood, nail, surgeon and the Worlds Fair Knots
  • Possession of the required items we list on the equipment list for guides.
  • Knowledge in teaching guests how to cast various types of fishing reels and rods
  • Ability to apply training unsupervised in a remote river camp; be able to keep a river camp neat and presentable.
  • Ability to get along and be friendly, to offer your help to other lodge’s guests and guides
  • Ability to cook a shore lunch, one that the guests will talk about (in a positive way!)

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