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2019 ATFS Crew Makes It Happen!

John Carlin has been guiding on the Mulchatna River since 1987 and is celebrating over 30 years of guiding experience. The original owner, Dennis Harms, first began operating on the Mulchatna River in the early 1970's and eventually the business expanded into a full-service fish camp in the Alaskan Bush.

Since first guiding on the Mulchatna in 1987, John Carlin has returned to the exact location every season. Working toward his dream of becoming a true Alaskan outfitter, John worked from the ground up and has guided, managed, and eventually purchased Alaska Trophy Fishing Safaris. John, his wife Melissa, and their daughter, McKenna hope to share this special place with their guests for years to come.

John has extensive knowledge of this river including it's history, the fishery and the regional wildlife. His experience has produced a proven record of successful and productive fishing trips. Our goal is to provide the trip of a lifetime fishing in the great Alaskan Bush.

Staff: We are proud of our crew of experienced, helpful and friendly guides and staff. Besides guiding fishermen, they have dozens of other jobs including the cleaning and running of skiffs; netting, cleaning and skinning fish for taxidermy; and making a shore lunch each day of freshly-caught grilled salmon - a daily favorite of our anglers. The on-site staff at camp provide the delicious breakfasts, Happy Hour appetizers and dinners.