Alaska’s most road accessible region, the Kenai Peninsula, Welcome to the Greatland and home of The Last Frontiersman. The scenic beauty and world class fishing found here in Alaska provide an opportunity for anglers like no place on earth. The pristine glacier blue waters of the Kenai River is the spawning grounds for the worlds largest salmon species. The Chinook “King” Salmon average 20-50lbs. And often over 70+lbs such as the World Record King Salmon which weighed in at 97.4lbs on May 17th 1985. Expect success fishing with The Last Frontiersman. Only the highest quality equipment will be used for your safety and enjoyment as well as knowledge of knowing that your guide was born in the Territory and raised here in Alaska with over 50 years fishing experience fishing the Kenai River. The Kenai River is home to four trophy class salmon species. Chinook ‘King’ – Sockeye ‘Red’ – Coho ‘Silver’ – Humpback ‘Pink’ Salmon. As well trophy class Rainbow and Dolly Varden ‘Arctic Char Trout.
About Kenai River
- Pronounced [Keen-Eye]. Originally known at Kahtnu to the Dena’ina people.
- 82 miles long. This westward running river is divided into three sections: Upper-, Mid-, and Lower- Kenai River.
- “Upper River.” From the rivers source of the Kenai Lake to Skilak Lake, this 17 mile section called the “Upper River” includes the famous fast-flowing rapids of the Kenai Canyon.
- “Mid River.” Extending from Skilak Lake to the Soldotna bridge, the “Mid River” runs 19 miles and includes excellent fishing grounds.
- “Lower River.” From the Soldotna bridge to it’s mouth running into Cook Inlet, this 21 miles stretch has calmer waters, though the last 12 miles are influenced by the tides.
- Must Stop Sport Fishing. This river is a hotspot for sport fishing. King salmon, silver salmon, red salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden all run this river with several record breaking fish coming out of the waters.
- Experience the Kenai River with our lifelong Alaskan guide on your next Kenai River Fishing Trip.
FAQs About the Region
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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