Kenai River Salmon Fishing

Sportfishing for salmon on the Kenai River involves many things: boats, fish, tackle, gear, techniques and a great guide. Before you even get to the lodge, we want to know all about you, how you like to fish, what you want to learn, the species you hope to catch and what really makes a special sportfishing vacation for you. Then we will work with you and your traveling companions to meet and exceed those expectations. If you want to learn how to key in on aggressive Coho, hunt for a big king, or perfect your “sockeye swing” to fill up that freezer, then we will make sure you know the best tricks and techniques, and have a great time on the water. 

On the Kenai, we’ll be fishing from drift or power boats, depending on the location (drift boats on the upper Kenai, power boats on the middle and lower Kenai and in our custom near coastal boats out in Resurrection Bay). Going after sockeye salmon? You’ll need to get out of the boat to do it best, and that means drifting the lure right into the mouth and fair-catching your fish. It takes a few tries to master it, but once you do, the potential for snagging drastically diminishes and the likelihood of a fair catch on a nice fish goes way WAY up!

Fishing for silvers on the Kenai is a whole different experience, where the guide will use the boat and motor to maneuver you into sweet fishing holes, back trolling through the pools of migrating Coho. These silver bullets can be caught on the fly or with spinning rods, too, making them a great fish for any experience level.

Our custom near coastal boats for Resurrection Bay allow us to troll for silvers and kings, and with our added cabins they make for a comfortable day on the water!