The Kenai Peninsula offers anglers some of the best salmon fishing opportunities in the world.The sheer number of fish returning each summer to the Peninsula's ancient rivers and streams is mind-blowing. From the world-record King Salmon tidal fisheries on the lower Kenai and Kasilof rivers to the epic Sockeye Salmon runs on the upper Kenai and Russian rivers, Alaska Troutfitters can put you on some the best Salmon fishing of your life.
Imagine a fish with the power-surging runs of Steelhead Trout combined with the water busting aerial displays of Silver Salmon. Now multiply that by one million plus fish, and then we're getting on the same page. The Sockeye Salmon is a fly fisherman's dream come true. Every year the Kenai River gets flooded with these chrome rockets and provides anglers with some of the most fast and furious fly fishing known to man. The Kenai River receives two distinct Sockeye runs. The first run begins entering the system around the end of May and peaks out June 11th-June 25th. These are fish primarily bound for the Russian River, a major clear water tributary of the Upper Kenai River. First run Sockeye average 5-8 pounds and are mainly targeted on the drift- only section of the Upper Kenai. The second run begins July 15 and continues into the first week of August. This run consists of the largest numbers and size of fish. With second run fish regularly hitting the scales at 12 pounds, broken rods and backs are guaranteed. If you want to experience some of the craziest fly-fishing ever, hit the gym and then call us for reservations. Maximum of four anglers per boat.
Full day (8-hours) or Half-day (4-hours)
Every fall the Kenai river offers anglers the unique opportunity of fly-fishing for one of the most aggressive salmon that swim, the silver. We primarily target the many backwater sloughs of the upper and middle river sections for these fly destroying fatties. If you're a light tackle spin fisherman, you just found the love of your life. Silvers begin entering the Kenai system in mid-August with peak times being mid-September through October. Fish average 8-10 pounds with 12 plus pound fish being hooked up consistently. Early mornings and late evenings are best. We usually combine silvers with our trout trips for a truly legendary fishing combination. Please refer to our trout fishing page for prices.