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We are excited to welcome Bristol Bay residents and BBNC shareholders or descendants between the ages of 14 and 24 to apply to the 14th annual Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy.

Young adults with interest in learning how to fly fish & exploring a career as a sportfishing guide in Bristol Bay will be given priority placement.

WHAT: The Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy is a week-long course that teaches fly fishing skills and explores career opportunities in the sport fishing industry. It is a great opportunity for young adults to build leadership skills and learn more about being caretakers of our salmon resources. Explore this site to learn more about the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy or comment below with any questions!

WHERE: Mission Lodge; Aleknagik, Alaska.

WHEN: June 4-10, 2022. Space fills up, so we encourage folks to get their applications in early.

HOW: To apply, please select from one of the following and submit before Monday, April 3rd, 2023:

Please contact Meghan at or (970) 631-6437 with any questions.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. David Parks Jr. #

    I applied a few years ago. Maybe 3 and the program was cancelled. I am 26 now and will that disqualify me from trying to apply?

    February 26, 2015
    • Hello,
      You may apply for 2015. Please just make a note of this in your application. Thank you for getting in touch with us.
      BBRGA Team

      March 2, 2015
  2. Makaiyak prince #

    Hi I am makaiyak prince from kotlik Alaska, and I would like to try this training program. And I’m 17 years old.

    February 22, 2022
    • Hi Makaiyak! Please fill out an application above and send it in either in print or via the Google form. You can contact if you need help submitting.

      February 23, 2022
  3. Karen Shemet #

    Are young people who are not from BB are encouraged to apply or no? If yes, what are their chances of getting in? Long shot?

    March 6, 2023

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