Hayden James will be joining us this season as a second year Alaska Fishing Guide who has guided the Bristol Bay Area as well as the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.

Where are you from?
I live in Dillon, MT but originally from Billings, MT.

What do you do in the off season?
During the off season I study at the University of Montana Western where I study Environmental Sciences.

What is your favorite species to fish for?
My favorite species of fish to chase are Rainbows…especially Alaskan Leopard Rainbows!

What is your specialty in Alaska or Strengths as a guide?
My specialty in AK is my adaptability to multiple types of client personalities. As well as my ability to adapt to all circumstances while guiding.

Tell us something interesting about yourself not fished no related.
An interesting thing about me is that I had heart surgery at 7 days old in Boston because the local surgeon in Billings had broken his hand at a Bar Mitzvah the day before.

Alaska Fishing Guide with Alaska Rainbow Lodge

Alaska Fishing Guide Hayden James cleaning a salmon along the Kvichak River in Bristol Bay, Alaska.