Bottom to Top Charters

Our Philosophy

We are more than just giving you a full day of fishing. This is Alaska… the mecca of the fishing world and so much more. We are fortunate enough to live in this glorious land and we want to share our best experiences with you. Our commitment to you, our clients, it that we will give 110% of everything we have to ensure this is a trip of a lifetime.

Captain Bill

Captain Bill McCutcheon has been a captain for only 5 years in Yakutat but has proven himself to be one of the best in Yakutat. Before that he guided for steelhead and sturgeon on the Columbia river. He was a white water rafting guide for years in Washington also. He enjoys guiding for steelhead and salmon the Situk River when in Yakutat and not on the ocean.

Bill and his wife Tammie are the parents of 5 children. Their oldest Travis and his fiancé Taylor live in Billings, Mt now after enjoying a few years in Yakutat. Jammie is a senior in High school. She enjoys FFA and plans to join the service when she graduates. Savannah is a sophomore at Yakutat High School. She enjoys hearing clients talk of their trip while shopping at the local grocery store where she works. Hunter has fishing in his DNA and is always on the dock or the Situk River with a fishing pole in his hand. Laycie loves playing at the park with friends and waiting for dad’s boat to come in so she can help him unload fish and clean up.

Bill and his family love Yakutat. Surrounded by mountains and water one can’t ask for anything better. Their goal is to make the clients fishing experience the best it can be. Finding fish and BIG fish has become an obsession for Bill and he never seems to disappoint.

Come spend a day or two with Bill and fulfill your fishing dreams.


Yakutat, Alaska – World Class Halibut and Salmon Fishing


We like to say this is the best place on earth…  What do you think?

Captain Bill has put his clients on halibut to 450lbs

Salmons runs like no other place on earth

We love our clients

At “Bottom to Top Charters” it’s all about the experience.  Capt. Bill works his tail off to get you on the fish, but it’s also about the total Alaskan experience.  We aim to make every outing a trip of a lifetime.

Absolutely amazing fishing!  Capt. Bill WILL put you on fish… and BIG fish.  This is a true Alaskan Adventure for every anglers bucket list.   Terry J. Wiest, Outdoor Writer/Photographer

Spectacular.  Incredible fishing and breathtaking scenery.  I can’t wait to go back.   Ron Camp, Outdoor Artist