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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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Kenai full day
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 17, 2018
  • Had a great day. Jason is the most knowledgeable, professional, and respectful guide on the Kenai. He loves to fish and will put you on fish even when the count is slow. We all limited out. With no...
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King Salmon Fishing
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 20, 2018
  • We had a great time learning how to fish! Jason was super patient, friendly and fun to visit with. We entered a tournament and that made the event extra fun! If you're interested in fishing and...
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5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on April 25, 2018
  • This was completely worth it! Ice fishing with Jason was amazing even though nothing was caught it was worth the experience. I highly recommend booking with him !
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