Glenn "Six String" McDowell is co-owner of Klutina Salmon Charters. He has been guiding on the Klutina river for 10 years. Glenn will take you to the best fishing holes on our jet boat to make sure you catch your MASSIVE fish!
Glenn gets his nickname from his love of playing the guitar. You might hear him picking at pot lucks and campfires. It is rumored he made a deal down at the crossroads as a youth.  During the off-season Glenn is an elementary Art teacher.


Klutina Salmon Charters is family owned and operated by two brothers: Glenn and Jay McDowell. Our fishing guides will offer you an exciting adventure down the Klutina River or Gulkana River. Even if you are only staying in our campground, they are always willing to give you advice about fishing and teach you how to land the BIG one. Come into our office to see Glenn. He can help you book a charter, reserve a camp site, or just keep you company on a rainy day. The staff at Klutina Salmon Charters always welcomes new and familiar faces. 






“Animal” Andrew Hageman is a veteran guide in the Copper river basin. Passionate about fish, and competent on the oars, he feels most at home on (or in) the water. He is never afraid to try new spots or techniques and takes every opportunity to learn and teach about fish. In the off-season he is a graduate student at Western Michigan University, and prowls Michigan lakes and streams, searching for anything that swims.




Matt "Reel Deal" Carter is a high school biology teacher with a passion for fishing. He spends his free time fishing for different species of salmon, steelhead, northern pike and smallmouth bass. His favorites are, of course, salmon and steelhead, there’s no other fight like it! 

Jay "Wolverine" McDowell  is co-owner of Klutina Salmon Charters. His first adventures in Alaska started in the 1990s and he has been in love with the state ever since. He has retired from guiding but is an avid fisherman and is eager to spread his love of Alaska to anyone he meets. During the off-season Jay is a high school teacher at an at-risk alternative school. 

​​Klutina Salmon Charters & Campground
Copper Center, Alaska  

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