Kenai River Silver Salmon Fishing

kenai silverKenai River silvers and the main attraction in both August and September on the Kenai River with two distinct returns.  The early run of Kenai Silvers begin to arrive in late July and the peak of the run annually occurs sometime between Aug 10-25.  These fish average 8-12 lbs. and the limit is two fish.   Fishing done via a variety of fishing methods including back bouncing and back trolling plugs and salmon eggs, throwing spinners and other lures and also flies.  The late run of Kenai silvers beings to show in early September with the bulk of the run arriving from Sept 5-20.  caleighThese fish are larger than their early run cousins, averaging 10-15 lbs.  Fishing the Kenai in September is a very special time as we normally have dropping water, less people on the river and fall colors painting the landscape.  This is also a great time to see wildlife along the river, especially bears, as they forage for a final meal before winter arrives.  Temperatures can definitely be colder in September but in many years we have beautiful Indian summer weather in the fall, making September silver fishing one of my favorite times to be on the Kenai.


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33350 Keystone Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: (1800) 622-1177

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