Fishermen and women of all ages and abilities come to Kenai for some of the best fishing in the world. Visitors will find a host of charters and companies, all locally owned and operated. A guided trip of the Kenai River is a fantastic way to see the beauty of the region up close. Throughout the year, you’ll find red sockeye salmon, Chinook king salmon, rainbow trout and Coho silver salmon. Bring or rent all the gear you need for the fishing trip of a lifetime.

Some of the top rated fishing charters include the Russell Fishing Company, ACE Fishing Adventures, Alaska Fish on Charters, and King of the River. Ask your front desk staff for their recommendations or with help securing a tour or coordinating with your charter.

Go Fish!

The Kenai River is the most-fished river in Alaska, with over 275,000 “angler-days” being reported yearly on average. The glacial stream from the Kenai Peninsula allows for crystal clear waters and some of the healthiest fish in the world. There’s also the Kenai Canyon, a favorite for whitewater rafters, and Skilak Lake for even more fishing options.

Check with the Southcentral Alaska regulations before journeying alone, or rely on the expertise of a chartered company and have all of the paperwork taken care of for you. Sonar equipment is used throughout the Kenai River, tracking King salmon returns and helping to ensure a fruitful future of fishing for all visitors and residents.