Kenai River

Rainbow Trout & Dolly Varden Fishing

Rainbow Trout & Dolly Varden FishingOverview

All of our fishing trips include:

  • Up to 8 hours of guided fishing on the Kenai River.
  • Daily departures between 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. (our office will confirm meeting time and location with you prior to your trip).
  • Equipment, including all fishing gear, tackle and top-of-the-line chest waders.
  • A hearty lunch with freshly prepared sandwiches and baked goods, snacks and hot and cold beverages.

Alaska offers many kinds of great angling opportunities, especially on the Kenai River – and fly fishing for rainbow trout and Dolly Varden is no exception! Our guides and returning guests know there is no greater thrill than the opportunity to catch a monster fish on the fly in the months of August and September. At this time rainbows and Dollies are feeding voraciously on salmon eggs and flesh throughout the river. Although fly-fishing is productive throughout the summer, late season fly fishing for these species provides unparalleled opportunities.

The non-motorized upper section of the Kenai, between Kenai and Skilak Lakes, is home to giant rainbows and has been designated by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as a trophy rainbow fishery. Fly fishing this area offers the unique opportunity of catching rainbows, and it’s not uncommon to see sizes of 20 inches or greater. We feature permits that allow our guests to fish the restricted Kenai Wildlife Refuge, a stretch of the Kenai River home to the best late season rainbow trout fly fishing in Alaska.

We utilize a variety of techniques using both fly and traditional fishing gear, based on both our guest’s experience and interest, and what is happening on the river on the day of your trip. Our guides are on the river every day and know which patterns and fishing holes are producing well and which are not, as it changes from day to day; their knowledgeable expertise ensures your best day on the river!

Please note fish trip prices do not include 3% local sales tax, fishing licenses, Two Dollars A Day Program, or gratuities to guides.

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