Upper Kenai

Our Signature Trip

The Upper Kenai River Canyon Trip is the most wild and remote section of the Kenai. We begin each day at Sportsman’s Boat Launch/Russian River Ferry and descend nine and a half miles to Skilak Lake. This section of river is Drift Only. The canyon section offers anglers the chance at hooking Rainbows, Dolly Varden and Arctic Char. We also fish both runs of Reds and Silvers. The trip provides scenery that will take your breath away. You will also enjoy class 3 whitewater while hopefully fighting a huge rainbow. The braided sections of river make bank fishing extraordinary. At the end of the day, kick back and enjoy the glacial views as you cruise across Skilak Lake

Salmon Chaser has one of the limited permits for the Upper Kenai River provided by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Upper Kenai Salmon Fishing

Upper Kenai Salmon Fishing

Upper Kenai Trout Fishing

Upper Kenai Trout Fishing


Full Day $299 per person 

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Kenai River

Red Salmon - June 11th to July 31st

Silver Salmon - August 1st to October 15th

Trout & Char - June 11th to October 15th

Kenai River Salmon Fishing

Kenai River Salmon Fishing

Kenai River Trout Fishing

Kenai River Trout Fishing

Half day (6-10am or 1-5pm)
$175 per person

Full Day
$275 per person

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Kasilof River

King Salmon - May 16th to July 31st

Silver Salmon - August 1st to September 30th

Kasilof River King Salmon

Kasilof River King Salmon

Kasilof River Salmon Fishing

Kasilof River Salmon Fishing

Full Day
$275 per person

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Trip Information

What to Bring

  • Fishing license (King Stamp if applicable)
  • Sack lunch, snacks, drinks
  • Camera
  • Rain Gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen & mosquito repellent

What we Provide

  • Friendly, professional guides
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Clean, comfortable 20- foot drift boats
  • Top of the line rods and reels
  • Wading boots
  • Fish cleaning
  • Life jackets
  • All tackle

Directions

From Anchorage take the New Seward Hwy south, drive 90 miles and take a right turn on Sterling Highway (Hwy 1) (Sign Says-Soldotna, Kenai, Homer). Drive 10 miles until you cross a big bridge that crosses the Kenai River. You are in Cooper Landing. Just after the bridge, take a right and go to the public boat launch - we'll see you there!

Fishing Licenses

All residents and nonresidents age 16 or older must purchase and possess a sport fishing license to participate in Alaska sport and personal use fisheries. In addition, a king salmon stamp is required to fish for king salmon.

Sport fish licenses and king salmon stamps may be purchased online, at most sporting goods stores, and at Fish and Game offices.

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Alaska Fishing Accommodation

Looking for a place to stay when you take your Kenai or Kasilof River fishing trip with us? We can recommend the following;

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