Our Story

Almost Heaven Guide Service, LLC is a wade fishing guide service specializing in Trout fishing the local rivers and streams around the Elkins, WV area. David Okernick is your fishing guide, with a background in Wildlife and Fisheries Management.

I grew up in the rural community of Davis, WV fishing on Blackwater River. As I grew older, I developed a love for the outdoors and fishing; and I began spending more time on the water. After graduating high school, I pursued a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. I then went back to college to earn an additional Bachelor Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management. Throughout college, I traveled to Elkins often to fish every chance I had.
I have a vast knowledge base of the history of the area, as well as numerous ideas for activities to do in our beautiful state of West Virginia!