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1st time at Doc's. Went with friends that are repeat clients. Simply put this is a class operation that has the customer 1st in everything they do. Their staff is exceptional and they take care of you. Fishing was great the 2nd week of August...More
Had a great time at Doc Warner’s. You must be experienced however. We had a slow first couple days figuring things out. They are not allowed to guide halibut fishermen but in exchange the limit is 2 not one. Salmon run was very slow this...More
What can I say? Everything was better than A-OK. Boats and tackle were in good shape. Even though the salmon run was poor, we did great on halibut and rock fish. The food is exceptional for lodge-fare. The people are outstanding. You can tell these...More
I have never really fished before and was skeptical about my trip. We got to Juneau the day prior so we could relax and of course shop for the beer and sodas we were bringing. At the airport, it was completely effortless. There was a...More
Best fishing trip ever with my Dad and family! The do an amazing job at Doc Warner's! They teach you how to fish and give you ideas where to go and check on you throughout the day and fill your bait and then at the...More
My husband Jeff and I just returned from Doc Warner's and could not be happier with our experience! Actually, I think a part of our hearts stayed there. This family owned and operated facility exceeded our expectations, the entire staff is extremely friendly and make...More
My father-in-law treated his son and son's-in-law to a week at Doc Warner's. The setting is gorgeous with comfortable accommodations. Their Le Cordon Bleu trained chef prepares fabulous meals.
Doc Warner's staff exemplifies customer service. Everyone is cheerful and friendly. They take care of nearly...More
The best "Self Drive" fishing lodge in Alaska if not the the world. Great service from the staff from meeting you in the morning and sending you safely on your way fishing, to meeting you on your return, unloading, filleting, packing and freezing your fish...More
Doc Warner's begins and ends with people. The ownership and staff make a point to get to know you as a guest not only so they can provide you with the experience you expect but also to genuinely get to know you as a person....More
I have been to Alaska several times fishing with my Wife. I will not go guided again. Doc's has made a lot of upgrades. New boats, fish finders with plotters, (no need for a GPS). We caught a lot of Silvers. The last day we...More
For self-guided fishing, no one does it better than Doc Warner's. Salmon taken in saltwater are considered to be much better than those coming from freshwater sources. Our freshwater fishing is confined to the first... More
For self-guided fishing, no one does it better than Doc Warner's. Salmon taken in saltwater are considered to be much better than those coming from freshwater sources. Our freshwater fishing is confined to the first hundred yards or so of streams. If one is looking for a river type adventure, there are providers that will do float trips and spend days on the river chasing spawning salmon. Our fisherman will generally freshwater fish as an after dinner type activity or take a day to fish some of the larger sources. Usually the fish they catch are released because salmon in freshwater quickly lose nutritional value. I guess one could say we are fish snobs when it comes to meat quality.
The Kenai area is over 600 miles from Doc's. It is located on a busy peninsula and served by a large airport. Consequently, there are many providers available to service the crowds. Your best option for the Kenai area is to get online and do some research.
Questions to consider include what the provider covers? Do they provide meals? Is fish processing included? What options are there for halibut fishing? What catch restrictions will there be on halibut? What are the limits (heavily fished areas will have lower limits)? If the drainage I'm fishing has a poor return, can I move to a better drainage? Is the facility remote?
Under Doc's Corner on the website, Doc has written an article that has many things to consider beyond what I listed here.
Good luck and happy Fishing!