Client Reviews

“Nik was very attentive to everything going on. He put us on fish and we had a great time”

Alex Britschock

Eric Britschock with a nice King

“Nik was extremely knowledgeable. He was patient with me and is a great guide. I went with him for my first time salmon fishing. I had double digit hookups and just an awesome day. Will definitely be going out with him again!”

Phil Dudek

Had a great time with Nik on the Salmon River. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and on top of everything throughout our trip. He gave us some great tips when casting, during hook ups and kept us on the fish.

Thomas Dudek

Tom with a nice hen!

Another great day on salmon river! Finally got that king I was after.

Phil Dudek

Phil came back after a few weeks and was able to put this big buck in the net.

Nik knows the spots and how to fish them. It was my first time fishing for salmon and had many hook-ups and fish brought to the net. Caught mostly Kings and also caught coho and a really nice brown trout. Nik takes care with instruction, rigging and is attentive to personal needs. Thank you Nik!

Don Belock

Don with a nice king
Don with his coho
Don with his gorgeous brown.

Nik was a great guide. He took three novices out for a couple of days on the DSR. He was very professional, prompt in his email replies, fun to spend a day with, and an overall great guide. We were nervous about our lack of experience and we all felt comfortable from our first cast to our last due to his guidance. I would highly recommend him and will definitely book him again in the future.

Keith Lambert

Keith (Left) with fishing partner John

What an amazing experience for my husband and son! They had such an awesome time! Nik made the day so fun and instructional! Highly recommend, especially for first timers! The boys are still beaming and will be talking about this for a long time! They will definitely be back!! Thank you SO much!! Brittany booked a trip for her son Gill and Husband Chris.

Brittany Kersey

Gill with his first steelhead ever

Fished the DSR with Nik, great guy, nice gear, and knows the area well. Will be using him again in the future

Erik Almond

In a word, Nick is a superb guide. Passionate, focused, and extremely tuned-in to the specific conditions of the day that make all the difference. Nick is that rare guide who helps a client find and read water but doesn’t over coach. I would go back and fish with Nick any day and hope to do so again soon”.

Daniel Kunin, Burlington, Vermont

“Nik recently took me and two friends out on the West Canada creek. My two friends were complete newbies and Nik patiently got them acclimated and taught them some basics on casting, drifting etc. my one buddy enjoyed it enough he’s now going to get some gear so we can go fishing more often together. I have been fly fishing sporadically for about 5 years but never really got any formal training. Nik instructed me on how to mend my line to get a better drift, and how to cast for better distance. Nik’s former teacher days shine through in his approach. He knows by instructing on technique it will increase the odds of catching fish. We netted two beautiful trout and had a great day out on the water. I’m excited to book my next trip out with Nik later in the fall and I can’t recommend him enough.”

Brian Egan; Maryland.

“Nik did a great job guiding us on the West Canada Creek—very patient, very knowledgeable about fishing, about the local water, and a good story-teller, too. Would highly recommend Nik, and very likely will engage him again myself, for salmon, when the time comes. Thanks Nik”

Tim Barker-Rome, NY

“I had an awesome day on the water with Nik. He was friendly, patient, and extremely knowledgeable about the river, from exactly which patterns to use to what effect the rain we encountered would have on the fish. He knew where to look even on a tough day and he kept me moving until we got into fish!”

Julian Rose-Brooklyn, NY

Julian with his first King on the Salmon River

This is the second year in a row we have booked a fishing trip with Nik. It is hands down my son and husbands’ favorite day of the year. Nik, not only keeps the trip fast paced, exciting, and fun; he makes it super educational for my 10-year-old. He does not just put a pole in their hands, he teaches them skills and techniques they use while fishing year-round. We cannot recommend this experience enough! They are already counting down the days until next year!!

Brittany Kersey books a trip every year for her son Gill and husband Chris.

Gill with his first King!

“Nik was our fishing guide for three days on the DSR this October. We used Nik’s services last year and had no reservations about being a repeat customer. On this trip, he took two first timers and quickly got them fishing with ease. He was patient with us and really made the experience a great one. As a guide, he put us in the right areas to be successful, talked us through reeling in fish, and went above/beyond what a typical guide would do. On the last day, my wife joined us for her first experience fishing and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. We highly recommend Nik as a guide and plan on using him again in the future!

-Keith Lambert

Kieth with his first Coho
Keith on day 2 with another coho
Keith sharing the moment with his wife Cody

“Have booked Nik on more than one occasion. He is an excellent guide and definitely worth his guide fee. Nik has local knowledge of the Salmon River fishery and constantly worked hard during the entire time to put us on fish. All necessary equipment was provided and found it to be top notch. On the water, Nik was able to share effective techniques and strategies for catching more fish. Nik has a pleasant demeanor. In addition to the fact that Nik got us on to fish, his great personality helped to make a super fun day on the water. Highly recommend”

Chris Culbertson

Chris with a nice king
Chris with another nice king on a father son trip
Chris and Connor after a little father son trip