Anglers Guide Service

Angler's Guide Service

Forks, WA

Hi my name is Robert Kratzer, owner of Anglers Guide Service and Alaska Kingfishers. I am 40 years old, born and raised in the outdoors of Washington. For the last 22 years I have operated Anglers Guide Service based out of Forks, Washington where you will get to fish famous Salmon And Steelhead waters like the Sol-Duc, Bogachiel, Calawah, Hoh, Queets and Clearwater Rivers. We have grown this business into one of the largest guide services in Washington with five guides all working to together to bring the best in Salmon and Steelhead fishing. Forks, Washington is known for its great runs of winter steelhead that can reach in excess of 30 pounds. Forks also hosts a great run of fall Chinook and fall silvers. Enjoy fishing these pristine rivers from our custom Hyde drift boats. In the spring time we are chasing Spring Chinook in Southwest Washington, in the Lewis, Cowlitz and Columbia rivers.

Bob Kratzer

In the summer time we head north to the land of the midnight sun, Alaska. As owner of Alaska Kingfishers on the Nushagak River we have operated a small tent camp on the banks of this world class fishery for the last 12 years. With average of 100,000+ King salmon entering this river in 5 weeks this is a must do at some point in your life. The rest of the summer my Wife and I manage Mission lodge that we been working for the last 20 years. This is a fly out lodge located in the Heart of Bristol Bay and some of the Best Salmon and Trout fishing in the world.

With being in the industry for many years I have had the opportunity to try out several different products. With doing that I am fortunate to be on a few pro staff programs which include Alumaweld, Hyde, Redington Rods, Okuma, Pautzke and Mad River Worms.

Our Pro guides expansive fishing knowledge, innovative techniques and cutting- edge equipment will put you on more fish. Be a better angler, have more fun and catch more fish with AGS!

After being a guide for 22 years I have come to realize that I enjoy teaching and watching my clients catch these magnificent fish more then catching them myself. We are forever developing new techniques and trying to stay on the cutting edge of the salmon and steelhead fishing scene. I am State and coast guard licensed, fully insured and first aid and CPR trained.

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