Peter Mathiesen

Captain Peter B. Mathiesen is a year-round resident of Talkeetna, Alaska. He has guided and fished in six countries on three continents. During his tenure in the 49th State, Peter has amassed more than two decades of fishing, floating, and jet boating in some of the most remote waters in the state of Alaska. He has spent more than ten seasons focusing exclusively on the Talkeetna area.

A “trout bum” during the late 70s and early 80s, Peter fished an average of 225 days a year while traveling from Maine to Washington in the Lower 48. One of the early steelhead fly fishing guides on the Pere Marquette River in Michigan, he perfected innovative salmon and steelhead fly-fishing techniques.

In 2002, he served on The Columbia World Fly Fishing Team and earned a top three finish in the prestigious Jackson Hole One Fly Tournament.

Read some of the stories Peter has written

With nearly thirty years of river jetboat driving, he carries an active U.S. Coast Guard 50-Ton Master Captain’s License. In early summer, he captains for Talkeetna’s renowned Mahay’s Jet Boat Adventures. Peter carries a First-aid and CPR certificate, and has been certified in Wilderness Emergency First Aid.

You may be familiar with Peter’s work as a freelance journalist and author — Google “Peter B. Mathiesen.” Since 1995, he has been a contributing editor on the mastheads of Field & Stream, Bassmaster, and Outdoor Life Magazine.

In addition, he has written for American Hunter and Rifleman, In Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, Popular Mechanics, Shot Business, Range 365, and The National Shooting Sports Foundation. He recently completed his first book, “Tales of the Alaska State Troopers,” for Skyhorse Publishing, New York.