The Kenai river is home to two runs each of King salmon, Red salmon, Silver salmon and a single run on even years of pink salmon. The Kenai River is known for the size of king salmon it produces. And size matters. The world record was taken on the Kenai river in 1985 by a man named Les Anderson. And his record holds strong today. His king weighed in at just over 97 pounds.
When fishing with us we provide all the tackle and bait you will need. Whether you choose to fish our full day trip at 8-9 hours or our half day trip at 5 hours, you will be very comfortable in our 20 foot custom river boats.
Here is a quick list of
items to bring on your vacation. Please note
that Alaska’s weather can vary greatly even within a single day. We recommend dressing in warm layers. You can always peel off clothes if you get
Bring a camera, lots of film, sunglasses, rain gear, rubber boots or warm shoes, warm layered clothing, warm socks, sun block, and a hat. There is always room in the boat for a bag of your gear.
The Fishing Calendar
Fishing for kings on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers begins around the middle of May and goes through July 31. There are two runs on each river. On the Kenai we use our 20 foot power boats and on the Kasilof we use our 20 foot drift boat. You are allowed to tag 5 kings on the Kenai Peninsula. You are allowed to tag one fish per day. However only 2 of the 5 may come from the Kenai.
Silver begins running on the Kenai toward the end of July and really get going in August. Same goes for the Kasilof. Across the Cook Inlet on our fly out trips, you can begin fishing for the acrobatic salmon around July 20. The limit on silvers is two a day in August on the Kasilof and Kenai rivers and on fly outs it is 3. Then beginning September the limit goes to three on the Kenai and Kasilof.
Halibut season begins mid May and goes strong through September. The limit is still 2 in our area of South Central Alaska. These are awesome fish to catch and are even better eat. Check out our Halibut page for some delicious recipes.
Otherwise known as red salmon, sockeye salmon are a hard fighting fish. These fish can come in the rivers by the millions. Which makes for great catching! Most people say these are the best to eat and smoke. These are tough fish to catch though, you can't be any geek of the street, you gotta be handy with the rod, if you know what i mean, you gotta earn your keep.
Rainbow fishing begins June 11 and goes all year through May 1. We primarily fish for rainbows in the fall after our salmon season ends.
Check out our Trout page for more information.