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Cooper Landing Fishing Guide
  • Featured Trips
  • Available May 15st - Oct 31st. Primarily fishing the Kenai River or the Kasilof River, we generally begin guided fishing trips between 4 and 9 am. We target Kings, Sockeye and Coho salmon on the Kenai or Kasilof River according to the most current Alaska Fish and Game Emergency Orders, what salmon are in season and what the runs are doing. We target Sockeye Salmon (Reds) and Coho Salmon (Silver Salmon) for harvest. We target King Salmon on the Kasilof River from May 15th-July 31st. Only Hatchery Kings are targeted for harvest per company policy.

    On the Kenai River, trips usually depart from 5-8am and last for 4 hours. We target Sockeye Salmon or Coho Salmon based on current ADF&G regulations and seasons.
    Half day salmon trips are a great way to see beautiful sections of the Kenai River and have a chance at fighting several aggressive salmon on the fly!

  • Approximate Cost:
    Half Day: $100 to $199 Per Person
    Full Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
  • Type: Charters & Guides
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

The Cooper Landing Fishing Guide is Kenai River focused service that guides fishermen and fisherwomen through some of the world's best fishing waters. The Kenai River is a world-famous river, and Cooper Landing is lucky enough to exist near the start of this majestic river.

The Guides

Cooper Landing Fishing Guides is a pair of fishers who share their love of fishing with their clients. David Lisi is the head guide, and his guiding services are supported by his girlfriend Jackie who is also an experienced and seasoned Kenai River guide.

The Cooper Landing area is full of guides and guide services. What sets the Cooper Landing Fishing Guide service apart, is their approach. These are not just guides, but avid fishers who when not hosting a boat full of anglers are floating down the river targeting big Trophy Rainbow Trout or Silver Salmon. This is Dave's and Jackie's life and their investment in doing what they love pays off for their guests. It is this intimate knowledge of the river, the fish, and their experience that enhances the fishing for every single person who sits in their boats.

If you are looking for a personal fishing experience by people who are as much a part of the river and fishing as the river and fishing are a part of them, then this is the guide service to choose.

Fishing the Cooper Landing area

There is a lot of water here as you not only have the Kenai River but the Russian River too. Cooper Landing is considered the upper Kenai and it is the destination for King Salmon and Silver Salmon who make it this far to spawn. An experienced guide will take you to the King Salmon spawning grounds and show you how to target big, Trophy Rainbow Trout and Big Dolly Varden. These are fish that swim with the Salmon to take advantage of the tremendous amount of roe available. That little fact is key. As guides who understand the Kenai River and the fish who spawn here, they also understand the decomposition of roe which is key for targeting those big Trout.

Dave and Jackie live fly fishing here, so they also understand what flies work and when they work. All of that experience is brought along in the boat when you strike off for your amazing Alaskan Fishing Trip.

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5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on November 8, 2018
  • Great trip with David Lisi! David made this a trip to remember on our honeymoon. The river was nearly 5ft over full and we still managed to fish, get a few bites and land a fih. Beautiful scernery...
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Epic Fall experience on the Kenai River
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 23, 2018
  • A traditional fly fisherman, contemporary flexibility, and a strong sense of responsibility. My son and I spent four days with Dave. Of many words to describe our experience with him; ?epic? is...
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Very fun trip!
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Reviewed By on September 9, 2018
  • My wife and I took a trip on our honeymoon with Dave on 9/5/18 for a half day down the Kenai River starting at Cooper Landing. Dave was very nice and we had a wonderful time. He was patient while...
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