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Mark and Cindy Glassmaker
Hi Mark and Cindy,
Summer is just about over and I wanted to take a minute to thank you for the great time my family and I had when we visited Alaska in June and went fishing with you and your guides. We still have a lot of fish (a good amount of sockeye salmon and halibut), and are trying new recipes all the time. Edgewater Two was beautiful, and you and your guides showed us a great time. I’ve enclosed a few pictures of us on our trout fishing day with Mark. Enjoy the off-season!
John Danis & Family
Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you what a fantastic time we had in Alaska. All 4 of our charters were excellent. Brett handled himself in the most professional manner, ensuring that our trip would be fun, safe and successful while being a good steward of the fisheries and the environment at the same time. What a great guy to go fishing with! Jeff Moore was also excellent, and actually got us very close to a mama bear and her 3 cubs for some great pictures. Jeff also put me on to the largest Rainbow (he said it might be 8-10 lbs.) of the trip on the last pass of the last charter. My son had a fish on at the same time. Although his was a “Humpy”, what a terrific way to end the fishing that day. We would go fishing with either of them anytime.
We caught Sockeyes, Silvers, Pinks, Rainbows, Dolly Varden, Whitefish and an occasional, inadvertent Chinook which were released immediately. Lots and lots of fish! We also caught fish bank fishing on a number of streams and creeks on our off days. It turned out to be the best fishing trip of my life, and I have fished CA, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado and even British Columbia. And, of course, my 37 year old son also had the experience of his short lifetime……..so far anyway.
I am now in the process of convincing my older son to join me next August. If I accomplish that, we will attempt to book your guide services again as well as stay at Teri and Jeff’s place. It was perfect for us. So you will be hearing from me again…..one way or the other.
Although you probably get thousands of pictures, I have attached a few. Maybe you could pass them along to Brett? And please pass along our thanks and gratitude to him as well. We missed him on our Sunday charter but hope he had an enjoyable day off.
Wonderful, wonderful place you live in…..at least in the summer months. Beautiful scenery, water, fishing, fish, weather and people. Everyone we met during our 10 day stay was cordial, helpful and friendly. Learned many new and interesting fishing techniques as well.
Thanks again for the time of our lives and a lifetime of memories. It will not be forgotten anytime soon. Only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer.
Larry Myhre and son Russ
Hope all well with you, I am now back in sunny Algiers counting the days until my punishment trip to Disneyland begins lol!!! I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say many, many thanks to yourself, Brent, Derek & Josh for making the ten days I spent fishing with you such a fantastic time..
I have fished a lot of places all over the world, but the time spent with you gentlemen was by far the best. Very professional, safe, patience with all those fishing and above all everyone had a great sense of humour even on those days when lady luck was not with us on the river.
I still haven’t stopped smiling after catching that King Salmon with Brent’s guidance on my last day fishing, that just made the whole trip complete!!!
I think i bored everyone who would listen back home with my fishing tales and photos, the non-fishing types anyway. I think that I will have to start planning next years trip back to see you, with company this time lol!!
Please feel free to put this email onto your website, if anyone needs a recommendation to go fishing with you I would be more than happy to point them in your direction, they will not find better thats for sure.
Oh yes many thanks for the great accommodation, could not of asked for a better place to stay, BBQ on the balcony next to river, cold beer, heaven!!!
Thats it Mark, please pass on my best regards to Derek, Brent & Josh, will hopefully see you all next year even if it means Disneyland again, its worth it!!!
Once again, many, many thanks..
PS. Photo on route..
Thanks again for the last couple days of fishing. My dad, brother, son and I enjoyed the Trout and Salmon fishing experience on the Kenai River – thanks for making our trip a memorable one! We are looking forward to the fly-out trip tomorrow and some more good fishing memories.
I’ve attached a few pictures from our two trips. I’ll probably need to send you a couple of emails so images will download faster. I think we have some good video that I’ll send you once a return home.
Thanks again – I hope to return to Alaska again with my other son and when I do I’ll be sure to contact you.
Please thank Mark for us. We had an amazing time. It was so beautiful and peaceful floating down that river. Catching a couple of monster kings wasn’t half bad either. We had some for dinner and they are so yummy.
Ask Mark about the little guy that caught a king on the bank of the river. Having a human services background for over 20 years, it really tugged at my heart strings. Definitely something I will remember for a very long time. But the big question of the day, (since I am all about kids) did one of your kids name the “bonker”?
Anyway, here are the pictures. Maybe we should edit out everything but the fish! I shared these with our friends and family back east and everyone was very jealous!
Thanks again to you and to Mark. It was a day to remember for sure.
Jody and Brian
Thanks for a great fishing experience. I was part of Jim Vance’s group (came to your house Friday night). All of your guides were knowledgeable and good to work with. The trips went smoothly and each of the guides were on time and fished hard all day. With that said it was easy to see why you are the one that runs things up there. I have already recommended you to a friend who is putting a trip together in the near future. Next year I am bringing my wife up for a week and then putting together a guy trip for 2011. I will be in touch to book early.
All the best to your family.
Silver Spring, MD
Mark, here are a couple shots of our Rainbow Trout we caught with you. I want to thank you again for the effort you put in on that day. I have fished around the world with many guides and you were as professional and attentive as anybody I have ever fished with.
It was my favorite day of fishing I have ever had in my life anywhere.
Keep up the good work! I will let others know about the job you do!
Dear Cindy and Mark,
Thank you for that wonderful holiday. I enjoyed it so much .I would like to fish with you again someday .It would be nice to keep in touch .
Got your e-mail and just this a.m. told Melody to send you pictures of her king. I will ask her to send others and I will do the same. The one of her holding the fish in her arms just looks like a newsprint photo.
We really enjoyed fishing with you, Brent and Derick. They are good guides and very personable. All of you seem to work hard at trying to find fish and enjoy ourselves. We will talk about next summer but I think it will be year after next. Tell the guys and Dan hello and of course Cindy.
Hi Mark and Cindy,
I just wanted to let you know that me and my son (Byron) really had a blast on the trips you lined up for us. Please give our thanks to the guides (Derek and Mike O’Neil (SP?).) They really worked hard, had great dispositions and made the trips very memorable. Can’t ask for more than that……except the fish…and they got us those as well! I have attached a couple of pictures. My son’s king was awesome.
I hope we can fish with you guys again (maybe next year.)
Mt. Pleasant, NC
Mark and Brent,
Keith, Kathy and I thank you for a memorable trip again.
Mark & Cindy,
Hello, I just wanted to drop you both a note and say thank you for the wonderful experience my Uncle and I had in Alaska last week. We flew home with a huge smile on our faces because we were extremely pleased with every facet of our trip. The Moose Horn 2 was a fabulous place to stay and we were more than pleased with all the accommodations. All our excursions were incredible and built memories to last a lifetime! Catching two Kings on the Kenai was the highlight of our trip and an unforgettable experience. I can’t wait till my kids are a bit older so I can take them back up there to share in my experience. All the guides were fabulous and I think they individually deserve some praise.
Our first day of fishing was with Derek on the Kenai looking to catch a King Salmon. Derek was on time and ready to go when we got down to the rivers edge. As promised, he had a warm thermos of coffee and explained the safety rules very well. Derek was very patient with answering all our questions considering he is probably asked the same questions everyday. He explained every part of the process to catch a King and was outstanding in putting us in the right position each time. He worked extremely hard to get us on the fish and it paid off halfway through the trip. As I was fighting my 35lbs King he positioned the boat perfectly and made the process seem so simple. I was extremely happy with the outcome of the day partly due to the hard work Derek put into us.
The second day was our fly out and we were guided by a gentlemen named Nick. Putting aside the fantastic experience in the float plane, Nick was incredible at getting us on the water very quickly. We were fishing in the prime sockeye spot within 15 minutes of landing. Nick was very patient at teaching us a new fishing technique that allowed for us to bring the sockeye in very fast. We limited out just over 30 minutes! From there Nick gave us an opportunity to fish for silvers and bring us to an area where a large portion of the sockeye were spawning already. I know the meat is not good eating when they are that deep red but I’ve always wanted to catch a sockeye that had the snarled nose and the greenish head. Needless to say Mission Complete (Nick took a fantastic picture of the whole experience)! Nick had an extreme knowledge of the area and kept us wanting more as he guided us through the territory. Oh by the way we saw a ton of bears on the trip that I was able to get incredible photos of!
Day three brought us back onto the Kenai for a second run at the Kings. I was anxious to get my uncle a King because after all, we were there for his 60th birthday. We had the pleasure of Brent being our guide for this day. Brent is from northern California so my uncle and I felt an immediate liking to him due to the familiar locations where we call home (bay area). With this being our second day on the river we had some level of expectations for the day. We did not realize we were going to fish a completely different portion of the river and was quite pleased doing so. My uncle and I were coupled up with a father and son from Louisiana that were looking for their first king. Brent did a fantastic job maneuvering through the faster water and showed an extreme amount of patience with our younger member on board. Brent was very good at changing our bait frequently and always seemed extremely confident that we were going to catch fish that day. He wasn’t lying, the father from Louisiana caught a 22lbs King and my uncle caught a 45lbs King that day. I video taped all of the Kings caught that day (as well as mine the previous day) and what is impressive when you watch the video back of my uncles catch is how Brent managed the boat through the river during the fight. He was extremely on top of where our boat was positioned, the fish on the line and my uncle pulling it in. My hats off to the job Brent did and for helping my uncle achieve one of his dreams! Below are the links on YouTube where you can see all three catches. Also, I have attached some pics of the Kings we caught as well.
Dave Keyser Catching a King – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIi78aazlzg
Mike Keyser Catching a King – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paxLwQZ8NmQ
Gerry Catching a King – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrLldy6VfMI
Our final day of fishing was the Halibut trip out of Deep Creek with the Key-O-Guide service. Levi and Hunter were great hosts and impressive to watch work together. Most brothers I know can’t stand next to each other for minutes without fighting. Those two were extremely professional and worked at an extremely fast pace. After launching the boat into the ocean we blazed out to the first spot and caught one halibut. The pace of bite was not fast enough for Levi and Hunter so we moved another couple miles to hit a second spot. The weather was picking up so we knew it was critical to get on the fish quick. Levi quickly anchored us into our second spot and Hunter had the lines down less than five minutes of anchoring the boat. I could not believe my eyes when all four poles went off at the same time and we started cranking up halibut minute after minute. Fish On! Once we got our limit we headed back to shore and experienced the coolest boat on trailer technique I have ever seen. It was awesome coming into the shore at high speed and ramming the boat into the trailer. Very cool! Levi and Hunter were kick ass and extremely considerate of a young 14 year old boy that was sea sick on board. I would trust them with my kids next time we go up for some halibut.
Finally, I just want say thanks again to the both of you (Mark and Cindy). I realize an operation like yours takes time away from your family at times and requires some attention to detail. You took extremely great care of us and we always felt that we knew what was going on and what to expect the following day. Thank you so much for letting us use some tackle to try the flossing technique (we called it the sockeye snag) down by your shore on the river. It was an incredible experience and I will recommend the Glassmaker name to everyone I know interested fishing in Alaska. I plan to bring my younger clan of the family in the coming years to Alaska and will not hesitate to use your services again. Thanks and hopefully see you soon…
San Ramon CA
Just a quick note to thank you for a great trip. My wife and I enjoyed the cabin and truly enjoyed the fishing. We caught three really nice kings and some beautiful rainbow trout on the Kenai, as well as several halibut out of Ninilchik. Our guides (Alan, Brent, and Derek) all worked hard to put us on fish under some tough conditions. My wife caught a 35lb king right away on the first day with Alan. The day of trout fishing with Brent was memorable as well. Finally, Derek did a great job guiding on the lower river. For two days, my wife and I were the only clients fishing with him so we only had two lines in the water. We landed fish each day and on the day that I caught my king it was the only fish we saw boated on the lower river. We’re already talking about another trip! Good luck the rest of the season!
Hi Mark and Cindy,
We just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time fishing with Brent and staying in Terry and Jeff’s cabin. I’m sure you heard that Art caught a King Salmon; we were curious if Lulu and Xavier caught anything their last day?
Thanks for everything!
Art and Alexis Yabuta
Los Angeles, CA
Dear Mark and Cindy,
Thanks again for yet another great “Fishing Alaska with Mark Glassmaker” experience. I really appreciate the hospitality and you opening up your home and lives to me. You have a beautiful family and have created an amazing life for yourselves.
I look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.
You and your team do a super job.
I have a lot of respect for you … I was on your fishing boat on July 23 when we did a fly in to the Big Lake across the inlet and your boat was at the front of the line where the bears eat salmon and then later we went for silvers. I am the person that said this place looks like a quick fish … I caught my limit quickly and then I did a lot of catch and release …
I also caught a big king with the guide in the picture … he did a great job.
We want to thank you for providing such a great fishing trip! Jill, my 14 year old, was so excited to pull in that huge King! She is still grinning! Here are a few fun photos. Thanks again!
Mark & Cindy,
Thank you guys so much for the wonderful time we had in Alaska. You guys have a fantastic home and a beautiful family. I can’t think of too many people that have it better than Lorri and I; but you guys would definitely be at the top of the list.
I attached a few photos from the trip. Anderson is already looking forward to the next visit. Tell the girls we said hello!
Thank you for everything during our visit last week. We had a great time and caught a ton of fish, saw amazing wildlife and just spent quality time together that will most definitely pay off in future business dealings. Again thank you very much.
Director of Sales and Marketing,
Mark, Good day to you!
On behalf of Teri, Jeff, Scotty and myself, I just wanted to say thank you again for making our trip a great one…..we really did have a good time!
Thanks again for everything and hope this season continues to be a super one for you and your business. Our best to Shawn and Brent too…….Best wishes always to the Glassmaker Family!
The Gardners and Jeff Allen.
Thousand Oaks, CA
I wanted to say again for a great trip. We enjoyed meeting you and your family. Enjoy every minute with your girls as they grow much too fast.
Bud Chase & Family,
Rotunda West, FL
Thank you so much for the fishing and sight seeing adventures you provided us. In the business world we always tried to exceed our customers expectations. Well you did that and more for me. I rate your service as perfect!!! If you need a reference please refer anyone to me. I will be bragging on you for a long time to come.
Our fish have arrived and we are really enjoying them.
Mark and Cindy,
Thought you’d like to see the pictures of Devin and his two big Kings. The guys had a great time and Brent did a great job!!
|Charlie & Patti,
You and Cindy have a beautiful family. Those girls are precious….guess I am a little biased as I have two girls of my own. I always wanted a boy, but now that I have two grandson’s, I feel fully blessed. Can’t wait to take them fishing. As the season draws to a close, I am sure that you are looking forward to a nice respite and some quality family time. It was great to have you guys over for dinner and get to know you a little better. It made us feel very good when you enjoyed the meal so much. I hope we will get to do it again in perhaps 2010…
Again, thank you for a wonderful fishing vacation. Oh and thanks for the hats and the bottle wine.
I would like to thank you and Cindy for a great trip and setting us up with some great guides. My father and I had a wonderful experience and will definitely be back because I still need to get a King. I forgot, but Badger told me several times to thank you for sending us to him. He was great too. I have attached some photos from our trip, including the picture with you, Larry, the 62lb King and the Kwikfish, you can send them to Larry or Matt if you have their e-mail. Thanks again.
Good luck with the new baby and the fishing.
I had a great time fishing and returned with 30 pounds of salmon that is sequestered in freezer. Thanks for a great guiding job.
I had a great time with you and Brent. Eric & Sarah’s photos attached, maybe useful for your web site. Last day was the best ’cause I was warmer.
How’s about doing it again June 16 or 17, 2009? Then trout season’d be open, too.
I had a great time fishing with you this past June, and I am just thrilled to have my picture on the front of your yearly brochure. Thanks so much. Hope you have a great year.
I appreciated the picture in your weekly fishing report, but feel I must question the lucky part. I think it was a skilled guide and fisherman that brought that KIng in. We had a great time and really appreciated all you did for us. Thanks again. Also just wanted to let you know that in Michigan the state record for Chinook Salmon is 46 lbs. Make me realize just how big that fish was. Have a great summer.
I just wanted to drop you a note expressing appreciation for the exemplary job you and your guides did to ensure a most memorable and enjoyable fishing vacation for our group.
The lodgings were outstanding, the guides friendly and knowledgeable, and, best of all, the fishing was excellent! We could not have asked for a better Alaska experience.
The group is already planning next years trip and I suspect we’ll have a few more people joining us.
Just wanted to say thank you for the great fishing on Friday and Saturday. I really appreciate all the hard work and effort you put into guiding myself Dave and Tracy on the Kasilof, and Brent was great on Saturday on the Kenai. We also had a great time halibut fishing on Sunday, with each of us walking away with about 30 lbs of filleted halibut apiece. In my opinion I definitely think we did better than most of the other boats on the Kasilof on Friday, and I think this was largely due to your efforts.
The guys are already planning a return trip next year.
I apologize for the delay in getting this feedback to you. My father and I had a fantastic time on our fishing trip. We caught loads of rainbow trout and had an experience that was unforgettable.
Our guide, Tom Lessard, was absolutely phenomenal. We could not have asked for a better guide or a better experience. He knew right where to go and right where to avoid. His respect for the fish and the river were obvious, and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone heading that direction. Our opportunity to see the river under his direction was amazing.
Thanks so much for the experience. We will never forget it. If we head back to Alaska again, we will certainly plan another trip with you.
Again, thanks so much! –
Thank you so much for the wonderful week. Even though the reds didn’t show up I had a blast fishing for kings and thoroughly enjoyed myself catching silvers on Big River Lake. You have a great business and your services and accommodations are spectacular!
Dear Mark and Cindy,
Words cannot express my appreciation for the fantastic time we had with guides, equipment, lodging/facilities, etc. last week – culminating with the wonderful halibut supper and fixings. Just a super time!! I was most impressed with your fishing expertise, Mark, you typify the highest level of your craft, no doubt! I felt such relief that the broken rod was no big deal. Luckily, you put me right on another King after I lost the first fish. We got home in relative fine fashion and the fish arrived here Wed., as scheduled.
Please don’t hesitate to use me as reference to other potential customers!
Again, thank you so very much!!
We had a great time on our trip to Alaska, with the Friday fly-out to Wolverine Creek being a peak experience. I cut together a few shots from Wolverine Creek with bears and fish using the high def footage I shot there – just for family and friends that wanted to see something quick. If you want to take a look you can view it here:
Tell Brent and Shaun we said hello. They are great guides!
My son is already talking about our “next” Alaska vacation.
Canal Winchester, Ohio
Mark and Cindy,
Thanks for helping us out with our trip… My Dad and I had a great time and really enjoyed our stay in your cabin as well as the two king charters with you. My Dad and I will remember going “Hog Wild” on the Kasilof with you as well as the nice fish we caught on the Kenai. We really appreciated all the hard work you and Jeff put in to make our outings successful and very memorable. Looking forward to fishing with you in the future…
Mark, here are the pic’s I promised, sorry for the delay. I had such a good time, it really was my trip of a life time. I appreciate everything your family did for myself, bro and dad. I hope the best for you and your family, tell your dad and friends that they made our day fishing with them. They were really great. Tell them we would like to come back and do it again.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to again thank you for a great fishing experience! It took me 40 years to get there the first time and only 3 more for the second trip (although it was quite unexpected).
The King fishing on the Kenai on Tuesday was absolutely perfect, being able to catch and release that big hen, and then catching one about 45 pounds later in the day made it one of my best days of fishing ever! Could you tell me how I might estimate the weight of the big hen that I released? We tried to get it to the release a hog number of 50″ but we could only get 48 1/2 to 49 in the water, the other thing that I did not do was to get the girth of the fish. I did not ask Jeff (I think that was the guides name) for a soft tape or a way to measure it. I think Will said Jeff would email the pictures to you first so maybe you might get an idea from the picture. She was by far the biggest salmon I have caught to date. I am hoping the pictures will be good enough to have a mount made but maybe a closer estimation on weight.
Thanks for your help and thanks again for an awesome trip to Alaska….
Mark & Cindy,
Just wanted to drop you line and say THANK YOU for everything.
The trip was even better than I had hoped for, It’s not every day that four people in a boat will all get their King, but you made it happen. (Not to mention that Jeff did it too, we just turned the first little 32# loose) You are a pleasure to watch while you’re working making people happy. Please don’t ever change, it’s far to hard to find a great group of guides that you have in you mist.
The cabin was also wonderful as were meeting Cindy and the kids; you are a very lucky man to have them by your side.
Please tell Brent, Shawn and Jeff hi for me, and thanks again for everything.
PS: We left a case of Bud Light in the frig for all to enjoy after a hard day of fun.
Thought you might like to see a couple of photos from my recent fishing trip to Alaska. Salmon #1 a 7 lb. Sockeye (absolute truth) was caught about one hour after we arrived at Mark Glassmaker Fishing Lodge in Soldotna. This place is absolutely first class all the way from accommodations to knowledge and ability of friendly guides. Check out their web page: www.mgfalska.com. Special thanks to Sean who showed me how to rig for Sockeye, Brent who really got us into some big Kings and last but certainly not least, Mark who released over 50 Rainbow for us, largest about 6 lbs. Larry has the picture, I hope because I was more than a little busy bring it in. Don Dickson caught the biggest fish, a 100 lb. (very ugly) Halibut. So, all you people from Colebrook are invited to his place for a Big Fish Fry.
Well, that’s about all for now….more war stories to follow.
Just want to let you know that we had a great week of fishing July 14-21, 2005 thanks to you and your staff of professional fishing guides.
I will always remember catching that 7 lb. Sockeye Salmon (see attached photo) right in front of your lodge on the very first cast the day we arrived. That was some exciting, especially on a 8 wt. fly rod. However, you were right….a 10 wt. rod would have been a better choice.
Thanks again for everything……you guys are truly the best!
Thanks again for a great week. The whole experience was better than I could have ever hoped for. I just got word that in the last few days the first good push of fish have started up our rivers. At the moment I have little interest in fishing for them (at least until our Steelhead start showing up). Alaska has spoiled me big time…I will never be the same.
Fire off those pics to me that you took of us over on Price William if you get a chance.
Masucci, David G
I was just sitting here daydreamaing and drinking coffee and decided to visit your website for the umpteenth time. Lo’ and behold – a new design. Well, after spending 1 1/2 hours purusing, I just had to let you know that it is great. I’ve visited 1000′s of sites during my professional career and while looking for new hunting/fishing adventures and your new site ranks right up there with the best – impressive, professional and most of all extremely informative. I am having trouble keeping from wishing my life away until August 2004.
Thank you for the wonderful Alaska experience. Every detail from the accommodations to the fishing & guide service was outstanding. Absolutely “5 star” all the way. Please feel free to use our names as references for future bookings.
New Bremen, Ohio
Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for a truly memorable Alaska fishing experience. Our Dad had a real blast and all of us were extremely impressed with your professionalism and ability to “get the job done”. The whole package was just fantastic! Hope you have a great season next year and for many years to come and who knows, we may yet again visit Alaska to fish the mighty Kenai.!! Again, many thanks and good luck with the new arrival next year!!
George Cloughley -
I just wanted to Thank You for a trip of a life time for my son and I. I have never seen a more true smile on his face as the one in the picture holding his 70 # king. You were very professional and all the trips you lined up were also very professional. The cabins were much nicer than I expected. The trip as a whole exceeded all of our expectations. The trip is going to be written up in our plants monthly newsletter. I will e-mail you a copy. I will make it back some day. If you every need a reference feel free to use any of us. Did you get Lucas’s king in the Alaska fisherman? I would like to know what month it is in so I can buy a copy. Hope you guys are having a great year!
Mark, Lucas, Gary, Brian Kohlrieser -
We wanted to thank you again for the great education about the various methods available in order to make our fishing experience a success. It was probably painfully obvious that we have had very little fishing experience, but we surely learned a lot! We intend to return, maybe next year, and bring a few family members in tow. Thank you again,
Jim and Maralee Cromie -
Canyon Country, CA
Just a quick note to let you know what a great time we had. I think all made it home safe and sound and we were all dead tired but happy. We took a flightseeing trip up to Denali yesterday and it was spectacular. Any time you need great weather just invite us up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We used Alaska Air Taxi at Lake Hood and they did a great job. All your arrangements get an A+ from us and everyone was helpful and friendly and PATIENT. Maybe we can do it again next year. As soon as I find out more about the Homer Electric deal I will get in touch. I will follow with a couple of pictures you might be able to use.
Ken Trawick -
Thanks for putting together a great trip for us. You guys handled the lost reservation for the King trip in such a professional manner, that I’ll still recommend you to anyone I know heading up to the Kenia, and I’ll still be calling you for my next trip (hopefully next year). I also wanted to let you know that Brent did a great job of taking care of us for the day on the Kasilof and the fly-out. He was a great guide and a fun guy to fish with, and he put us on the fish. I’m pretty sure the day we were on the Kasilof, we hooked more fish than any of the other boats out that day. I’d definitely be happy to fish with him in the future. How booked up are your cabins for the last half of July next year? Why don’t you let me know what openings you have during that time.
David Parlato -
That is Way Cool to see the fish on the fish of the year web site! Incredible! I would have never believed I would catch something that huge on my first trip up! Thanks again for a great trip!”
“Mark, A quick note after looking a your web page, to say thanks for the trips this past week! It was one of the most enjoyable fishing experiences I’ve had. The women really liked fishing with Avery. He worked the river long and hard. We enjoyed the experience with the Key-o Halibut charter, too! My wife Karen and daughter Heather still have sore arms. We enjoyed the day on the Kenai with you and Cindy and hope to be back and catch a couple next time. From my perspective, I really liked to hear about the work your doing to keep the sports fishery alive in Alaska.
Good luck to you!”
Joe Van Meter
Dear Mark and Cindy,
“Thanks so much for your hospitality…. The fishing, the dinner, the delightful conversation. It was truly a joy to meet both of you. I find myself talking constantly about our trip and especially the fish that Jeff caught. When I tell the story, it’s down to about 35 lbs. When he tells the story, it’s up to about 85 lbs. Thanks so much for your kindness to us. The meal was great, your home is spectacular and I am sure yours is the best guide service on the rivers”.
Dear Mark & Cindy,
Just a note to thank you for a wonderful Alaska experience I will never forget! Mark, thanks for the experience you provided for us on the Kasilof and Kenai Rivers. God has provided you with a wonderful resource and even better he has provided you with the skills and patience to work that resource to show people from all over the world what Alaska has to offer. You are the best person I have ever had show me fishing skills.
“Mark, Andrew and I are back in Atlanta and continue to talk about our unbelievable Alaska experience with one of the highlights of course being our fishing trip on the Kasilof. Thanks for the wonderful day and thank Cindy again for the delicious lunch and treats! We have already viewed our videotape and it came out great. We are waiting for our still shots to see the pictures of Andrew and I with our King Salmon. They should be terrific! If there is anything Andrew or I can do to give positive testimony to the great experience we had please let us know.”
Alan and Andrew Mintz
“Thanks again for the memorable trip. The kids had a great time! It was a pleasure to seeing all that you’ve done in your beautiful home; I’m certain you realize what a truly fortunate young man you are; to live in a beautiful location; and to have a profession you enjoy!”
“I want to thank you again for working hard to make our first Alaska experience a memorable one. We had a great trip and truly appreciate the hospitality you and Cindy extended to us on Saturday evening. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as we are. I have already had one that you sent us enlarged. It looks great! We are still in the after glow of this trip and already looking at 2001 and 2002 to return.”
White Bear Lake, MN
“Had a great time, will try and do something next year. Thanks for the dinner and hospitality.”
Sante Fe, NM
“There is no way to tell you how much we enjoyed our visit there. The wonderful memories will last for a long time. Thank you again for such a wonderful visit.”
John and Betty Pearson
“I am sending you my picture of which I have many copies. The day fishing with you was the highlight of our very exciting trip to Alaska. You were right about the weight, exactly 65.5 pounds. I had an enlargement made of the picture, it is in the family room where everyone can see.
I am getting to be a hit as a hostess because I serve a wonderful King Salmon dinner along with the story of our Alaska trip.
I also want to thank you for arranging for us to stay at the “cabin”! I never expected such a luxurious accommodation as that house. We really felt comfortable at home there. Greg and Hannah Corse were so nice. We are all looking forward to another trip.”
Mountain Lakes, NJ
“Thanks for such the great fishing outing you provided for us. It was indeed a very outstanding fishing experience for all of us which we will long treasure in our memories. We all did indeed recognize the many extras you did for us, especialy the ability to find where those silvers were. We apologize for being slow to learn and so quick to forget the exact art to conquering the silvers; but we recognized our good fortune for having a professional teacher. We were all satisfied customers and well pleased with everything.”
Peace and all good things,
Father Jake Bauer
Grand Island, NE
“Probably the most interesting and fun time I’ve had in Alaska. Thanks for sharing your time, food, energy and knowledge with my friends. This one will go down in the memory banks forever. Good luck the remainder of the season.”
“We all enjoyed our trip, and you Mark, and look forward to future trips. All in all, your arrangements were great, the people were very accommodating.”
“Thanks for a successful fishing trip and a great time!”
“Thanks for everything, we’ll be back!”
Jim & Kevin Nell
“Without question, fishing on the Kenai with you was a highlight of 1997 (if not our lives!). The pictures capture the joy and excitement of it all and we hope to come back before too long.”
Jim & Annie Sheriden
Mark, We just wanted to take a moment and Thank You again! We had a great fishing trip and thank you for all of your hard work. Attached are some pictures of our trip to share with you. Thank You Again!!!
The Thompson Family
Mark, I can’t remember if I followed up with you after our trip last summer. If not, I want to tell you how much we appreciated your professional guiding. It was the fishing trip of a lifetime for all of us. Even for my Dad, who has fished all of his life, catching salmon on a fly rod was a new experience.
Mark, thank you again for taking us fishing it was more than we ever expected. The lodging and hospitality was the best. We havn’t stopped talking about it since we got back and telling everybody we know how great you and Brent were. Thanks again Mark and I hope to see you next year.
Hi Mark, Thanks for the pictures. I usually think about the trip three or four times a day. Thank you for your part in making it so memorable. Can not wait to start planning the next trip. Have a great winter and spoil the Cindy and Faith big time.Would hope the next thing I hear is FISH ON but it will probably be something like TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE. Some days are better than others, especially those on the Kenai.
Dear Mark and Cindy: Thanks again so much for the two fun days of fishing and the Log Cabin accomodations. We had a great time fishing with Brent and Avery and really enjoyed the Log Cabin at Mountainview. We hope to come back up to Alaska in a few years so lets keep in touch. Have a great remaining 2002.
Steve, Louise, Katie and Chris Sweet
Just a quick note to let you know what a great time we had. I think all made it home safe and sound and we were all dead tired but happy. We took a flight seeing trip up to Denali yesterday and it was spectacular. Any time you need great weather just invite us up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We used Alaska Air Taxi at Lake Hood and they did a great job.
All your arrangements get an A+ from us and everyone was helpful and friendly and PATIENT. Maybe we can do it again next year
Mark, thank you again for taking us fishing it was more than we ever expected. The lodging and hospitality was the best. We haven’t stopped talking about it since we got back and telling everybody we know how great you and Brent were. Thanks again Mark and I hope to see you next year.
So I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you thanks for a great time and for the fabulous fishing. You have a knack for spotting the fish and we were all glad to have you showing us the ropes!
Also, should we send you copies of the picture we have with our fish over 48″ for the ‘Release a Hog’ program? Let me know.
I hope the rest of the fishing season goes well!
Thanks for putting together a great trip for us. You guys handled the lost reservation for the King trip in such a professional manner, that I’ll still recommend you to anyone I know heading up to the Kenia, and I’ll still be calling you for my next trip (hopefully next year).
I also wanted to let you know that Brent did a great job of taking care of us for the day on the Kasilof and the fly-out. He was a great guide and a fun guy to fish with, and he put us on the fish. I’m pretty sure the day we were on the Kasilof, we hooked more fish than any of the other boats out that day. I’d definitely be happy to fish with him in the future.
I can’t remember if I followed up with you after our trip last summer. If not, I want to tell you how much we appreciated your professional guiding.
It was the fishing trip of a lifetime for all of us. Even for my Dad, who has fished all of his life, catching salmon on a fly rod was a new experience.
Thanks again Mark for making my Dad’s last fishing trip his best.
Hi Mark and Cindy,
Here are a few pictures from our trip. Maybe you can use one or two of them for your website. We wanted to thank you again for the great education about the various methods available in order to make our fishing experience a success. It was probably painfully obvious that we have had very little fishing experience, but we surely learned a lot! We intend to return, maybe next year, and bring a few family members in tow.
Thank you again,
Jim and Maralee Cromie
North Hollywood, CA
Tell Avery I really enjoyed your Trout and King package! Seriously Avery does a really nice job, low key, polite with very good people skills. He’s a fine addition to your crew. Look forward to next year sans Humpies!
Eau Claire, Wis.
The Cabin turned out Great! Everyone in our party had a great time. Everyone caught fish and you helped my daughter catch the fish of a lifetime (62#) Thanks to the Glassmaker Family for another memorable 7 days. See you all again in the fall.
Phil Gantt and Friends
San Jose, Ca
Great Cabin and a fun day fishing for kings! We caught a small “jack” but an hour or two with a computer and it gonna look like a monster!
Eddie and Cheryl Croft (w/Mom Linda)
Had a Great time fishing for sockeye’s and kings. Thanks Mark for a successful mornings fishing on the Kenai River. The cabin is very comfortable and well appointed. Hope to be back again next year.
Colin, Mark, and Ken Stuart
Napier, New Zealand
Mark and Brent,
Had a great three days with you guys and we’ll be talking about it for years to come. The fishing was great as was the hospitality. Thanks once again for making this a wonderful experience and hope to be back soon.
Mark and Cindy,
Thank you very much for making our trip to Alaska special! The cabin was perfect, with gorgeous views and scenery, and the fishing was terrific. Mark, thanks for working so hard to let us catch fish and for taking us to the “Gator Hole”! See you in future Trips to the Northwest.
The cabin was cozy and very comfortable. You guts did a great hob. The girls will never forget this past week and I know Jacob enjoyed exploring in your yard. Ted had a blast fishing and I enjoyed the time spent relaxing. Thank you for your generosity and we’ll see you next year!
What a lovely place! We had a great time!!
Tom and Diane Gesell
Good Fishing, weather showery, and cloudy, amenable silvers- Betty landed a 20 #er- excellent company, good wine, nothing else need saying.
Thanks for the Great hospitality! We fished 6 days and caught tons of fish Sun 6-29: 3 limits sockeye Mon 6-30: 20-30 Rainbows and 10-15 dollies Tues 7-1: 5 kings Wed. 7-2: 40-50 Rainbows + 10-15 dollies Thur. 7-3: 1 king 45 lbs. Fri. 7-4: 4 kings 15-50 lbs.
Hope to be back some day soon.
Mark Cindy, Brent, Faith, Kenai, Nala, and baby to be:
Thank you for your great hospitality. We had a great time and can’t wait to show our pictures of the big fish to family and friends. Take care of yourselves until next season when we know Greg will be back to fish 24/7.
PS: 6 mile Creek rafting was great fun, awesome guides and a wonderful beginner experience.
PSS: Mark- Thanks for being patient with us girls on the boat!! Hope you all enjoy the walleye.
Go Montana! What a blast we had fishing Alaska-
55#lb king, reds, halibut, cold beer, and great laughs. Mark, what a great set-up. Thanks for the fun. We will definitely be back to fish again! The cabin was a great place to come back to after a hard day of fishing. Thanks for everything!
Thanks so much for putting together a fantastic fishing trip for our family – just what we needed. The cabin has been perfect. 4 kings on the Kasilof, we’ll be back.
Great Cabin, worked well for us. Brent Thanks for putting up with a couple of city slickers
Cutler and Doug Crockard
Mark and Cindy,
Thank you for helping to make my Dad’s dream come true, Alaska is a beautiful state!
The boat ride across Skilak Lake was beautiful, caught 6-nice silvers and several rainbows.
Kayane James and Donald Aldrich
Nothing like a warm cabin after a day spent in the elements. Dry Cigars from Havana, Cold high life, throat burning whisky,…life was good in late September. Thanks Mark/Cindy.
Greg Thomas, Troy Letherman, Dan Summerfield