About Us

image Sappah & Son Guide Svc was started in 1991 and began operations in the spring of 1992. They are a family run business as the name implies, however Terry is the only one running a boat now in 2019. Where are the Sons you ask? Well there are 3, the oldest works for GCI, the next has his own striping company in Anchorage and the last is only 26 living in MI. Our daughter Megan also has worked for on and off as well as many of our 14 grandchildren

Since 1991 Sappah & Son has grown by leaps and bounds due to hard work and repeat clientele coming back again and again to enjoy the fishing on this world class river. The Sappah's success rate is as good as any service on the river. They try their best to insure that you have a fun and productive fishing trip. We believe those guides that live here in Alaska provide a much better service and besides why not support Alaskan families! If you choose not to fish with us please select another Alaskan resident guide.


About Terry

Terry was born in Anchorage, Alaska 1961 the son of Marge & Charles Sappah. Charles passed away in 2004 and Marge continues to live here at 95
He spent his youth fishing with his father all over Alaska but the Kenai River was always the favorite!
Terry served 5 terms on the board of directors of the Kenai Professional Guide Assoc. and participates in Alaska's board of fisheries process. He also has been involved in the Veterans fishing days, Take -a- kid fishing days and Salmon celebration days and many more community events revolving around fishing.
In 2005 Terry was awarded a master guide certification by the Kenai River Professional Guide Assoc. In 2006 Terry was in and successfully completed first class of the new Kenai River Guide Academy.
Terry is also a life master bridge player and from time to time plays in tournaments all over the US