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“Beware - Stood up in Talkeetna”
Review of Fishbone Charters

Fishbone Charters
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Owner description: Guided custom fishing charters based out of Talkeeetna Alaska since 1998, Fishbone Charters can help you achieve the fishing adventure of a lifetime whether it be chasing trophy Kings, or light tackle rainbows in small rivers and creeks. Let us put our years of experience and intimate knowledge of the area to work for you and come fishing with us today. All trips are owner guided.
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Todd is probably a good guide based on the Tripadvisor reviews. However, I am unable to comment on this, since he lost track of our reservation (despite numerous emails and a $600 deposit) made months ago. So, on the night before we were supposed to go fishing with him, he texted us that he had another group that morning and could not take us out until that evening.

This was contrary to our arrangement booked months prior, confirmed by numerous emails, and could have ruined our trip, had we not been able to find someone else at the last minute. For someone that has been in business as long as Todd, this is completely unacceptable, unprofessional, and shows a lack of customer service and organization.

In fairness, Todd did acknowledge his mistake and refunded our deposit. However, our 2 day trip to Talkeetna could have been ruined, and did cause us needless and undue stress. Based on my experience, I would be very careful in booking reservations in advance with Todd.

1  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

You won't go wrong booking Todd for a trip on the river. He put us on fish and gave us helpful pointers on how to catch them. I'd fish with him again!!!

Thank 598randyh
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Went on a half day Salmon fishing trip with Todd. Todd is an excellent guide and wants to put you on some fish to catch. The thing about Fishbone is that you are fishing and not using the techniques of other guides on the river. Todd is no nonsense and wants everyone to have a good time enjoying the Alaskan Salmon fishing experience. I caught double digit Salmon mainly Chums and Pinks but our group did catch a sockeye and silver. Silvers were running a little late this year. I would recommend Todd to my friends and family if they are wanting to go Salmon fishing out of Talkeetna, AK. As a bonus we also saw a mating pair of bald eagles and the different colors of the two rivers coming together at Talkeetna.

Thank D Keith D
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Todd is the guy to put you on the fish and unlike some other guides in Talkeetna, you actually CATCH the fish with Todd, you don't snag them. Much more fun and sporting.

Thank KDJERO
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Everyone in our group of four landed a king salmon and hooked several more that got off the line before we could get them to the net. Todd provided all the gear we needed and put us on the fish.

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