Jim Hodge is the definition of a true Alaskan outdoorsman. He was born and raised in northern New Hampshire and moved to Alaska in 1984. His enthusiasm with hunting, fishing, trapping, and hiking extends back through his childhood years in the Northeast. This foundation in the outdoor field sports has been integrated with his 30+ years of hunting and fishing throughout the Alaskan Frontier. Jim is a certified Alaskan master hunting guide. Additionally, he is a fishing guide and possesses a coast guard captain’s license. Jim is a master of his trade and combines his skills, knowledge, and passion to custom fit each adventure to suit an individual hunter or fisherman. He is particular about the safety, logistics, and needs of his clients to ensure an enjoyable and memorable adventure. As he is fond of saying, “You will leave Alaska stronger and better looking.”
Cathy Hodge plays a very active role within Hodge’s Outfitters. She is responsible for the office, marketing and day to day activities within the Hodge’s Afognak Island Lodge. Cathy was born in central Florida and has resided in Alaska since 1983. Cathy is passionate about cooking, gardening, fitness, hiking and the outdoors. She has hiked throughout the US, Alaska, and Canada. She has successfully woven all her skills together to provide you with a stay filled with gourmet dishes, the comforts of home and the diverse knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Alaskan outdoors.
Jim and Cathy Hodge both love and cherish the wilds of Alaska and feel privileged to share its beauty and potential for adventures with you.
We have a small group of experienced guides, assistant guides, and packers who work with us. Some of them we have known for a lifetime and most have worked in the field with us for over 10 years. All of our personnel maintain current guide certification, whether it be for fishing or hunting, and are certified and current in CPR and First Aid.