Kenai Alaska River Fishing Trips

All Alaska Outdoors has a dedicated guide staff with years of experience fishing the Kenai River. Our custom 20-foot, four-stroke powered river boats will put you in the thick of the “Runs” whether you’re seeking Trophy Kings, Sockeye or Silver Salmon or Giant Rainbows. Our guides will provide you with “Top of the Line” equipment to land your catch. You just need to come and enjoy yourself. We offer 5 and 1⁄2 hour trips where you may target one species. For the diehard angler we offer 9 hour trips that you can spend targeting Monster Kings or combine Kings or Silvers with Sockeyes or Rainbows depending on the timing of your stay. We will make every effort to catch you that trophy you’re looking to land. Keep in mind that occasionally we may not be able to target your first choice of species due to water conditions, run strength or fishery closure. We can promise that our guides will do everything they can to ensure you have a successful trip.

$200 p/p 5½ Hr River Trip  |  $375 p/p 9 Hr. River Trip

  • Two men each holding one large fish

Kenai King Salmon

Kenai King Salmon runs come in three distinct phases. The May run is low in numbers but receives the least fishing pressure and by mid-May fishing can be very good. Fish tend to run 30 to 50 pounds but remember the world record King Salmon was caught on May 17th so the big guys are out there! The June run has good numbers of fish in the 15 to 40 pound range with the occasional 50 to 70 pound class fish. During May and June, only fish under 36 inches are allowed for retention, but the run strength is constantly evaluated by the fisheries managers, and liberalized when appropriate.  July is the time when the largest number and largest average size fish return. All Alaska Outdoors anglers have landed fish in the 80 pound class in past seasons in July. This is your best chance to catch a fish over 50 pounds. The biggest fish often return early with the best numbers usually arriving from the middle of the month to the end.

Kenai River Rainbows

Kenai River Rainbows are the ticket to fast fishing action from mid June through September.  All Alaska Outdoors anglers have landed fish in the 20 pound range with fish over 10 pounds fairly common.  The best rainbow fishing generally occurs from the opener on June 11th thru early July and in September. This is a strictly catch and release fishery. We can arrange for light tackle spin-fishing or fly-fishing depending on your preference.

Kenai Sockeyes

Kenai Sockeyes return in good numbers by early July and remain fishable for 3-6 fish limit catches depending on run strength (the escapement is usually over 1 million fish) through early August. These are acrobatic reel-smokers that are the most valued Alaskan salmon on the table.  This is our Ace-in-the-Hole Alaska Salmon Fishing for those times when river conditions, escapement or fishery closure limits targeting other species. This is the fastest way to fill that fish box with prime salmon fillets!

Kenai River Silvers

Kenai River Silvers provide great sport on light tackle during August and September. Silver Salmon are famous battlers and aggressive biters. The current daily limit is two fish in August and three fish in September. Limit catches are the norm and at times the fishing is good enough to allow for some catch and release Alaska Salmon Fishing before you keep your last fish.