About Your Guide
Ben Allen

With over 12 years salmon guiding experience,  Ben Allen will show you where the big ones are! Some guides are just collecting a paycheck, but Ben Allen is living the dream!

   

I have professionally guided salmon trips in Alaska for 12 years and have served close to 4500 anglers.  This is how I earn my income, but I guide because I love fishing and sharing this wonderful sport with others.  My passion is sharing the experience of catching Big Fish with people. Ever since landing my first Alaskan King, when I was in second grade, I've gone crazy for chasing Salmon, Steelhead, and Monster Trout. I spent most of my childhood in Anchorage, Alaska, fishing all the rivers I now guide on.

My goal is to become a better fisherman and guide each year-  building on what has worked.  I am constantly tweaking and tinkering with gear to give my customers the greatest possibility of hooking the fish of a lifetime. You won't find another tackle box on the river like mine. Tying custom flies, painting plugs and mixing scents and chemicals to bait- to name a few. A lot of experiments take place in the garage! 

In addition to being a  salmon fishing guide in Alaska, I spent a lot of time targeting Salmon, Steelhead, and Trout in the Pacific Northwest, and other areas of Alaska beside the Matsu.  Rivers in the lower 48 I have spent a lot of time on-are the Missouri, Bighorn, Clark Fork, and Clearwater.   I have extensive experience operating jetboats, as well as rowing drift boats and rafts through challenging water.  I know what my equipment is capable of!   

I take great pride in customer service, maintaining a clean, safe, professional boat, and working my rear-end off to put you on as many fish as possible.

 Fishing is not just a job for me, but my passion and Life Style! Ask my wife, Amber! I proposed to Amber on the Clearwater River in Idaho, on a fishing trip. I asked Amber to marry me and then we tied on some dry flies and went fly fishing for westslope, cutthroat trout.

My wife planned the wedding and I planned the Honeymoon of a life time; 17 days of non-stop salmon fishing on all the Alaskan Rivers I grew up fishing! Lets just say I have a fishing addiction! 

Now, God has blessed Amber and I with this guide service and every day I get to help people experience the time of their lives, catching Alaska's Magnificent Salmon and Trout! Life could not be better!

Accreditation / Accomplishments

Mercury Pro Team Member 2017-Present

Matanuska Susitna Borough Fish & Wildlife Commission Member 2010-2014

Matanuska Susitna Valley Fish & Game Advisory Committee Member 2010

Kenai River Guide Academy- University of Alaska Anchorage 2009

Bachelor of Science in Forestry- University of Montana 2007

Salmon / Trout Guide- Togiak River Fishing Adventures 2004 & 2005

Sweetwater Travel Comany Guide School 2004

Alaska Nautical Training School 2004

U.S. Merchant Mariner Officer 2004-Present