Kenai River Fishing

silver splashFishing the Kenai River is a lifelong dream for many traveled anglers.  Attracted by healthy runs of king, sockeye, silver and pink salmon, the Kenai is by far the most popular fishing destination in all of Alaska.  Since we began taking people fishing on the Kenai over two decades ago, we have established a genuine respect for this wild and incredibly productive salmon river and we look forward to many more seasons exploring its bounty.

Almost all great salmon rivers also support abundant trout fisheries and the Kenai is certainly no exception.  If catching giant rainbows on light tackle is what you are looking for, the Kenai has incredible potential.  Along with a great population of both resident and sea-run dolly varden, Kenai rainbows are not only big and strong, they are quite numerous.

From mid-May to mid October, the Kenai River offers a number of epic fishing adventures.  To help you pick the time that best suites your fishing goals, please check out the chart and links below:

Additional information: what to fish for and when:

  • May = Early Run Kings
  • June = Early Run Kings, Trout, Russian River Sockeye
  • July = Late Run Kings, Late Run Sockeye, Trout
  • August = Late Run Sockeye, Early Run Silvers, Trout
  • September = Late Run Silvers, Trout
  • October = Late Run Silvers, Trout

Links to Species Specific fishing information:

Kenai River Fishing Rates 2017/2018:



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