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Address: PO 1171, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone Number: +1 907-335-2551
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We provide high quality fresh and saltwater guided fishing. We are a family...

We provide high quality fresh and saltwater guided fishing. We are a family owned and operated business. We live on the Kenai River and guide the river year round. We provide specialized wildlife viewing and birding adventures.

We rent a 6 bedroom/4 bath Kenai River house to large groups for a very reasonable price and we have several cabins on separate river lots that we rent to visitors. We discount military, teachers, and Alaskan residents. We love what we do and we feel privileged to get to share this amazing place with our guest!

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Great Advice, Great Fishing

These are great people to deal with. We got quick responses and great advice for a fly out fishing trip. It ended up being the highlight of our two week trip to Alaska with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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Arrowsic, Maine
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Arrowsic, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

These are great people to deal with. We got quick responses and great advice for a fly out fishing trip. It ended up being the highlight of our two week trip to Alaska with great fishing for Silvers and bear viewing on the side.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our group/family has fished with Mindy & Reubin since 2008, that says it all - you can stop reading if you'd like, ha. Last week our group of 8 stayed in their Lodge on the Kenai in Soldotna and fished with them 6 days on the Kenai. Their lodge/home is perfect for a group with separate living areas on 2... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed in Soldotna Alaska at a lodge by the side of the Kenai River. Our guides on many days during the trips were the owners of the lodge, Ruebin and Mindy Payne, They really know their stuff an are top professional guides. They listen to their customers, make conversation, are friendly, helpful and massively knowledgeable of the area and... More 

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Jonesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This my second year fishing with Reubin and Mindy. First I want to thank them for just taking us in like family. We fished 7 days with them this year. Their customer service is second to none. If you are looking for fishing on the Kenai peninsula area they cant be beat. We fished sockeye salmon 4 and half days... More 

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Mission Hill, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We did the Kasilof Wildlife Viewing evening tour. There were 4 adults in our party, just the right amount for the drift boat. It was raining, but we still enjoyed being on the river completely alone in the quiet. We did not see any wild life, except for a few birds, but still enjoyed the experience. There are a couple... More 

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rpaynealaska, Owner at Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Dozubia, thank you for taking the wildlife veiwing trip down the Kasilof River with us. Traditionally we do not take clients in our vehicals or ask them to give our staff rides back to their vehicals. We have a local shuttle service that takes our trucks down river for a nominal fee. I talked with your guide and he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is the second year that we used the services of Reubin. Last year, we drift fished the Kasilof River with little success. So this year, we fished the Kenai river. Our group of eight was divided into two groups. The first group went with Reubin and caught a King salmon. The second group went with Brandon, a subcontractor, and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I have been lucky enough to be a part of a group that hat used Mindy/ Reuben for several trips since 2009. They are patient, funny, organized and we have always had a great time with them and their guides. They have consistently put us into fish each year. We also stayed at their lodge on the Kenai this past... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We arrived in Kenai and I hadn't made any fishing reservations. We were staying at the Diamond M RV park and the lady at the office around 2pm called around and found that Alaskan Widespread Fishing had 2 cancellations on a boat on the Kenai for the next day, 27th. I accepted one and was told I could pay by... More 

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rpaynealaska, Owner at Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures, responded to this review

Drwwicks21, I am the owner of Alaskan Widespread Fishing and I have guided here for over 25 years. We are an Alaskan family business, we live here year round, have guided thousands of people, and take pride in treating people fairly and honestly. I hesitate to respond to this review as I fear that my response will encourage you to... More 

Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had such a great experience with first Mindy, then Reubin the next day out, fishing for Kings on the Kenai. They are professionals who become friends by the end of the day. We caught, released, and kept several Kings. This was my first trip to Alaska, and I don't think I could've had a better experience than we did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We lodged and fished with Alaska Widespread and it was Amazing. Awesome new cabin in the woods just steps from Kasilof river. Fished with Alan, Nathan and Mindy caught Huge Halibut and Salmon. Weather was just as wonderful as the scenery, the guides and the lodging. If you are planning a trip to Alaska check with Ruebin and Mindy Payne... More 

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