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 is the ultimate destination for you, owned and operated by two knowledgeable and passionate brothers: Glenn and Jay McDowell. Our skilled fishing guides will take you on a thrilling journey down the Klutina River or Gulkana River, where you can cast your line and experience world-class fishing. But our commitment to providing an unforgettable experience doesn't stop there. Even if you're only staying in our comfortable campground, Glenn, Jay and the guides are always available to offer expert advice on fishing techniques and help you catch that BIG one. When you visit us, make sure to stop by our office and say hello to Glenn, who can help book your charter, reserve a campground site, or simply chat with you on a rainy day. At Klutina Salmon Charters & Campground, we pride ourselves on offering top-notch service and creating a welcoming atmosphere for both new and returning guests. 

Meet the Staff

​​Klutina Salmon Charters & Campground
Copper Center, Alaska  

“Animal” Andrew Hageman - Andrew is a veteran guide who excels in helping the least experienced catch the biggest fish. Before being a fishing guide, he satiated his taste for adventure by helping the Baggins family return a priceless heirloom to its rightful place. He has a love/hate relationship with volcanoes and will spend his days telling tales of climbing one particular volcano while looking fondly on Mts. Drum and Sanford.

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.

Zach "Cliff Hanger" Taylor - An excellent fisherman and rock climber, Zach is very fond of riddles. He once won a ring in a contest of riddles. He also loves fireworks but is strangely afraid of caves and spiders. He has started writing a book about his yearly adventures tentatively titled, "There and Back Again." 

Ignatz "Nacho" Campos is a fantastic fisherman. With his keen eyesight, sensitive hearing, and excellent casting skills, Ignatz is valuable to any fellowship that may be on the river. After guiding in Alaska, Ignatz hopes to return to the Fangorn Forest from which he earned his forest nickname: "Green Leaf."