Alaska's Last Frontier Fishing Lodge sits just off the banks of the Kenai River at the end of a long road in Soldotna, Alaska. The Lodge is a beautiful log built lodge and offers accommodations for two groups of travelers of 2-4 members each. The lodge features a wrap-around deck and amazing views. There are two fully equipped kitchens. Expect a comfortable stay in a well-equipped lodge. The set up is apartment like, and you provide your own meals.
Fishing with the Alaska's Last Frontier Fishing Lodge
The Kenai River is world-famous as a destination for sports fishing. The Lodge offers a mixture of saltwater and freshwater fishing. The world record King Salmon was caught here on the Kenai River. The massive fish weighed 126 pounds. When they talk about fishing adventures they mean fishing adventures. The river is home to many species of fish including all five species of Salmon. The local saltwater habitat is a prime staging ground for salmon and the halibut love the shallow coastal shelf in this part of Alaska.
Sports Fishing on the Kenai
We already know that the big Kings use the Kenai as their highway to their traditional spawning grounds. Along with the kings are the Silver Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Rainbows, and Dolly Varden. When it comes to King fishing, expect Kings in the 40 pound range. They hit in mid may and peak through June and into mid-July. The Silver Salmon are the true fighters. They range in size between 10-20 pounds. The best time to fish for Silvers is the month of August. The Reds or Sockeye salmon offer plenty of play in their 8-15 pound range. The Reds peak in July and like the bears you could probably catch them with your hands. Where you find the salmon, you will find Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden Char. Rainbows have an average size on the Kenai of 22 inches 12-15 pounds. The Dolly Varden are trout like salmonids with an average size of 20 inches too. Dolly's peak in September and offer sports fishermen an awesome adventure.
You cannot beat the Kenai River area for wildlife viewing. Enjoy watching the huge moose wade in the water. There are bear viewing opportunities. Enjoy sea kayaking or river kayaking too. There are plenty of opportunities to hike and camp. This is also a good area to use as a base for hunting. A popular activity is to go flightseeing. The local area is beautiful. The volcanoes are not far off, by plane, and you can enjoy watching the caribou and big horn sheep. Amid all of this, are the bald eagles. The price of the nation is an amazing bird to watch hunt salmon.
There is plenty to do here, and the Alaska's Last Frontier Lodge will help you do all of those things.