Ask the Pro's: Fishing Alaska With an 8 Year Old
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What is the youngest age that can be on the boat? My son will be eight in July, and in Washington/Oregon, he is limited to small tackle trips.
Also any tips or advice on what rivers or creeks would be good to take him if it is ok?
Congrats on you and your family's upcoming trip to Alaska! There is no blanket law or regulation in Alaska for age on rafts or drift boats for rivers. It is a law though that children under 12 must have a life jacket on at all times while in a boat. The rivers that we operate on are north of Anchorage in the town of Willow. My family and another guide of mine floated yesterday with our 22 month old daughters and they absolutely loved it! We have guided kids as young as 5 before on our trips. Please feel free to contact me with more questions.
Cheers - AdamAdam Cuthriell - Part owner of FishHound Expeditions. His wife Kathryn Cuthriell and business partner Dave "Reps" Repta make up the rest of the company as well as their dogs Hatch, Rado, and Pike. They fish, live, and guide in Alaska year-round. When not guiding on the rivers they guide ice fishing on Alaska's numerous lakes. Originally from Colorado, he began guiding at the age of 19 while receiving a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. Adam is also a current state of Alaska EMT.
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