Kenai River Fishing Charters

Kenai River fishing charters for sockeye, coho and trout, plus Kasilof River fishing charters for kings and sockeye. Plan the trip that’s right for you.


Experienced and local Alaska fishing guide

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which fish are you after on your Kenai River Fishing Charters

Whatever your level of fishing experience, and whether you want a spin-casting or fly-fishing adventure, come join us for your guided fishing excursion of a lifetime. You’ll be provided a safe and thrilling Kenai River fishing charter featuring Alaska’s big fish and breathtaking beauty.

Kenai River Fishing Charters

Late-May until Mid- to Late-June

King Salmon

The Chinook salmon is the largest Pacific salmon out there. We fish for Kasilof River kings during the peak time from late May through mid to late June.

Kenai River Fishing Charters

July/early august through

Silver Salmon

Silvers are an acrobatic and lively fish when you get one on the end of your line. They typically weigh about 6-18 pounds. The best time to fish for silvers is late July/early August through September.

Kenai River Fishing Charters

June through october

Rainbow trout

There’s no better place to catch some big, beautiful rainbows than the Kenai River. They rush in to feast on the salmon eggs, and gorge while they get huge! The best time to fish for rainbows is June through October.

Kenai River Fishing Charters

Mid-may through july

Sockeye salmon

Red (Sockeye) salmon are as delicious to eat as they are fun to catch. The most abundant salmon species, they typically weigh anywhere from 6 to 12 pounds. The best time to fish for reds on a Kenai River or Kasilof Rivre fishing charter is June through mid-August.

Kenai River Fishing Charters

Mid-may through july


The steelhead trout is one of the most challenging and fascinating fish when it comes to Alaska fishing. They are a bit more challenging to catch but worth the effort. The best steelhead fishing is spring and fall.

The Best Times

to Book kenai and kasilof river Fishing Charters

The timing of your fishing trip will depend on what kind of fish you’re after


We start the fishing season off with kings on the Kasilof in May. I recently wrote a Kasilof King article for Fish Alaska’s website. The springtime and beginning of summer bring out aggressive and hungry trout and Dolly Varden (char). These are catch-and-release only. We can catch them with both fly and spinning gear. 


On into June king salmon fishing remains strong on the Kasilof. June is even more widely noted for great red (sockeye) salmon runs. We typically book Kenai River fishing charters for red salmon during the first run in June and the second run in July until mid-August. We are often able to limit out in shorter periods of time so sockeye charters are half day trips. We also fish the Kasilof for sockeye.


Sockeye slows down, and the bite turns to the Silver (coho) Salmon that are making their way upriver. By the end of August, we are in full swing fishing for these acrobatic salmon. Fall is also great for trophy Trout and Dollies! We love teaching and help fly anglers advance their aptitude while we’re trout fishing. We also guide for steelhead trout in the fall.


Quick-glance Kenai Area fishing calendar

May 15 - June 11

June 11 - July 1

July 1 - August 1

August 1 - Sept 1

Sept 1 - Oct 30

King Salmon, Fly-Out, And Halibut

Sockeye Salmon, Trout, Char, King Salmon

King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Trout, Char

Sockeye Salmon, Silver Salmon, Trout, Char

Silver Salmon, Trout, Char, Steelhead Trout

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Our Boats

Here are the boats we operate our Kenai River fishing charter from. Time of year and your specific trip will determine which boat we use, depending on whether we will drift fish or use our motorized craft.