John Jinishian

John Jinishian

Consumed by fishing, Capt. John Jinishian guides in Alaska during the summer and in Montana on the shoulder seasons. He represents the third generation of fishermen in his family and also has guided on the East Coast. 

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Fish Favorites: Coho Salmon

In Alaska, the coho is a salmon worth chasing

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Out There

Two guides embark on a “Jungle Creek” expedition in the southwest Alaska bush before their summer work season begins. Their holy grail is an untouched rainbow fishery.

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Playing for Keeps

A group of hard-fishing captains heads to the Cape each June for the spring striper run

Cinder worm hatches mostly take place after dark, attracting night-owl anglers and stripers.

Magic Hatch

There’s nothing quite like fishing for striped bass as they dine on spawning cinder worms

Young guide finds a home on the rivers of Alaska.

Northern Gravity

It was close to midnight on the Fourth of July, and the sun was drawing its curtain for the day.