The Kenai River is world famous for big King Salmon. Average weight of Kings caught in the Kenai River is 30-60 lbs., with monsters in the 80+ range caught ever year. The Kenai currently holds the King Salmon world record of 97lbs. 4oz. Records were made to be broken, and nothing would make me happier than seeing you break this one.
The best way to describe this fishing trip on the Kenai River, Alaska is to compare it to big game hunting. It's not non-stop action, but it's definitely worth the wait.
Catch your King Salmon of a lifetime. Nowhere else in the world can you catch King Salmon this big. If you are up to the battle, we are up to the test. Our guides are always ready to bring home the new world record.
The season for the annual Alaska Kenai Fishing extravaganza begins in May. The month that the world record was taken by Les Anderson of Soldotna in 1985. The season ends July 31. July is the peak month for Kenai King Salmon Fishing. Please book early as these seats are booked well in advance of the season.
These King salmon or Chinook are an amazing species. We use big gear to hook these fish, and once on the line they will take you for a ride. Up and down the river they will pull you, and they can clear a fishing hole like Moses parting the Red Sea.
Kenai River Fishing Regulations
Here are a few rules to keep in mind when fishing on the Kenai River.
1. There is no guided fishing on Sunday or Monday during May, June and July. So these are great days for other activities like halibut fishing, Kasilof River fishing, or just sightseeing around the peninsula.
2. You are allowed one king salmon per day, two per season. And don’t forget your king stamp! You are allowed 3 sockeye salmon and two silver salmon, per day. These limits are subject to change by Fish and Game.
3. During May and June you can have 5 anglers on the boat. However in July, you are limited to 4.
4. During silver season (August 1 - November 30), there is no guided fishing on Mondays.
These are just a few of the regulations to keep in mind when planning your vacation!!!
“Did you know?"
Did you know that the Kenai River is a glacial fed river. It begins its journey at the mouth of Kenai Lake and flows just over 80 miles to the Cook Inlet. It’s made up of the upper river, middle river and lower river.
1) The upper river, which is 17 miles long, is where the majority of your fly fishing and trout fishing is done.
2) The lower river is where most of the fishing for king salmon is done. The lower river consists of the last 21 miles of the Kenai.
3) And the middle river is a good combination of the two. In those 19 miles you will find great trout fishing, great fly fishing, great banks for catching reds, and some stand out silver fishing holes.
This river has a turquoise color to it, which is contributed to the glacial silt that is deposited in the river.