A Compiled List of Frequently Asked Questions
You can process your own fish or use a processor. For sake of convenience it is often easier to use a processor.
Processors you can use:
Custom Seafood Processors, Inc.
35722 Kenai Spur Hwy · (907) 262-9691
Peninsula Processing & Smokehouse
720 Kalifornsky Beach Rd · (907) 262-9678
Ed’s Kasilof Seafoods
44761 Sterling Hwy · (907) 262-9572
Fishing Limit: Typically you are allowed 1 King Salmon per day, 2 maximum per year. But King Salmon fishing has been closed most years. Don’t go in expecting King Salmon fishing.
Red salmon: 3 per day on average. There can be restrictions. Minimum escapement requirements. They will up to 6 per day on rod and reel if it is a good return year.
Silver salmon: 2 per day on average. But that can be restricted. Sometimes only 1 per day is allowed.
Call 907-262-9097 for the Kenai River Daily Fish count hotline.
You must pay in full at the time of booking with The Last Frontiersman. Our boat fills quickly and cancellations must be made 30 days in advance to collect a full refund, unless due to circumstances beyond our control or the trip is filled by the canceling party.
On the Kenai River, I’m known as the safety guide- I even have a defibrillator on board. We were the first to have them. At the beginning of the day we will have a safety briefing. Safety is absolutely paramount to the success of our day. I don’t allow alcohol onboard the boat and for smokers, I’ll take you ashore when and if necessary and the river allows. During your safety briefing we will review all locations of the fire extinguishers, show you how to operate the boat and where the anchor is and how to use it. I also include full safety equipment onboard the ship.
Kenai, Alaska is the perfect launch point for experiencing so much of what Alaska has to offer. Check out this other incredibly opportunities you can explore on your next trip to Alaska.
The Kenai River has a large variety of fish including:
King Salmon (Chinook) — First Run: Mid May to July; Second Run: Mid July to July 31 (last day of season)
Red Salmon (Sockeye) — First Run: Late May to Early June; Second Run: Mid July to Early August
Silver Salmon (Coho) — Late July to November 1
Pink Salmon (Humpbacks) — Late July to Late August (Even Years Only)
Rainbow Trout — June 15 – October 31
Dolly Varden and Lake Trout — Entire Year
Yes, you should bring a pack lunch and snacks with you and plenty of water for eight hours of being out on a boat.
See the State of Alaska website for a complete list of information of tags and licenses you’ll need to fish in Alaska. You can purchase your license and tags online ahead of time. If you forget, have no fear, as most grocery stores and often many convenience stores and gas stations will also sell licenses.
This eight hour guided Kenai River fishing trip includes:
We supply everything. Lures, rods, all fishing gear. However, you are responsible for getting your Alaska fishing license. We also provide relatively dry areas to store your equipment. That being said, if you have expensive camera equipment or things you don’t want to get wet, you should bring dry bags as we do not supply these.
You also must bring your own brown bag lunch and snacks.
You need to be prepared for the inconsistent weather of Alaska (it might rain, it might be super sunny, you just never know). Make sure you have rain gear and rubber boots. Bring your warm clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses & bug dope. If you are bringing anything you don’t want to get wet, make sure to pack a dry bag.