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Jason's Guide Service

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Jason's Guide Service - Rainbow Trout
  • 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

Jason's Guide Service provides professional and skilled fishing on the Kenai River from Cooper Landing to the Mouth and for Trophy Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Silver Salmon, and Sockeye Salmon. Jason specializes guided fly fishing and offers year-round fishing including ice fishing.

Cooper Landing and the Kenai River

There are quite a few places to stay in Cooper Landing. The small town has only about 300 people and spans the Sterling Highway. Getting here is a short 2.5-hour drive from Fairbanks and the roads are well-maintained.

The Kenai River is world-famous and home to the world record King Salmon, but it offers so much more than just King Salmon. Here you can target Trophy Rainbow Trout in the 30-inch range and Dolly Varden ( a very close cousin) in the 20-30 inch range. This is also home to one of the largest runs of Sockeye Salmon in the world and anglers vie for a guide during the Silver Salmon Season.

The benefit of Fishing the Kenai is the late runs of both Sockeye Salmon and Silver Salmon and the resident population of big Trophy Rainbows and Dolly Varden.

Why Jason's Guide Service

The Kenai is very complex and while there are plenty of places to wade into the oddly blue waters and throw flies, this is also the place where the term "Combat Fishing" was invented and if you do not fancy standing elbow to elbow with 200 other fishermen - all muttering when someone catches a fish - then a guide is what you need.

Jason offers a deep expertise of the Kenai River and the fish that inhabit it. This is valuable on a river that is as dynamic as the Kenai. To find the big Trophy Rainbows you need to know where the King Salmon Spawn. It is the loose roe that makes them fat and larger. The Rainbows tend to follow the Kings and the Dolly Vardens the Silvers, but if you know the river you can find the places where you can target both Trophy Rainbows and Trophy Dolly Vardens. When it comes to fishing for Silver Salmon, Jason's services are keen. There are places where only a guide can take you because they hold the right permits to fish in restricted areas.

Overall, expect a professional guide that will put you in the midst of Trophy Fish.

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A day on the Kenai River
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 28, 2018
  • My daughter and I were picked by Jason up at Eagle's Landing. We floated down the Kenai and pulled in at several banks to fish. Jason gave us tips on fishing with his great equipment. I ended...
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Fishing on the Kenai
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 17, 2018
  • If you want to catch fish on the Kenai, you had better contact Jason?s Guide Service. This guy was awesome, it was apparent his knowledge and experience made all the difference in the world on this...
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Fly fishing upper/mid Kenai
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 20, 2018
  • Had a great full day trip on the water! Salmon/trout combo. Jason is just an all around great guy, excellent guide and tons of knowledge trapped in that noggin! Thanks again, and congrats on your new...
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