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Kenai River Fly Fishing

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Kenai River Fly Fishing
  • 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

Kenai River Fly Fishing floats out of Cooper Landing, Alaska which is about 2.5 hours from Anchorage spans the Sterling Highway. It is an easy drive with plenty of places to stop along the way. There are quality lodges in the area so plan on making it a real fishing vacation.

Fishing with Kenai River Fly Fishing

There are two world-class rivers here - the Kenai and the Russian. Both offer outstanding fishing for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden Char. The Kenai River Fly Fishing holds some of the best permits for the area so you can fish legally in the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Expect professional guides with quality drift boats and good gear. The rivers here are exciting. The Kenai River is a fabled river and fishermen flock to its banks to fish for Salmon. This is where they think the term "combat" fishing originated and they are probably right. As you drift buy, you will likely see a long line of fishermen who could not get a guide or a standing boat waist deep in the sky blue waters of the Kenai River.

The Fishing here is insane which is why people come from all over the world to fish these waters. The runs of salmon are in the millions, and the Rainbow Trout here span 33-Inches. The early part of the season is for King Salmon fishing, and the Rainbows swim with the Kings to dine on all that roe.

The season here opens from mid-June, and that is a perfect time to fish for Sockeye, Rainbow, and Kings. Early July is best for Rainbows and late August the best time to fish for Silvers.

Expect a quality fishing adventure, professional guides, and plenty of big Fly Fishing Action.

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A great day on the river with Mike @ Kenai River Fly Fishing
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 15, 2020
  • Had a great day, a ton of fun on the Kenai with Mike and learned alot along the way, including my first time fly fishing and getting back my rod/reel skills. Caught some of fish from the boat...
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5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on January 13, 2020
  • Something about Mike is awesome. He probably forgot more about fishing than you will ever know. But he never makes you feel like it. Genuine and down to earth. I have fished all over the world...
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Fishing with JP
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 4, 2018
  • I had the privilege to do a full day float trip down the KenaiRiver with JP from the Kenai River Fly Fishing company on the 1 st of September. JP was very professional and was very friendly. He took...
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