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Kenai River Trout Anglers

139 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
  • 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 Trout Anglers is based out of Copper Landing at the headwaters of the fabled Kenai River. This is the river where the world record King Salmon was landed. Where you have such big Kings, you have Trophy Rainbow Trout and Trophy Dolly Varden. Kenai River Trout Anglers specializes in fly fishing for Trophy Rainbows and Trophy Salmon on the Kenai River.

Fishing with Kenai River Trout Anglers

This is a family-friendly guide service that is very willing to guide fishermen of all experience and levels - even those who have never been fly fishing before. Owner and guide, JJ Brown has been guiding and teaching fly fishing for 20 plus years. The Kenai River is a dynamic River and an experienced guide not only will keep you safe, but know the fish and their habits. To fish the big Rainbows and Dolly Varden, you must know where the King Salmon Spawning beds are. Then you must also have the right permit to fish there. The Kenai River is a mixture of "authorized" zones and includes a wildlife refuge, national forest, and of course the Alaska Fish and Game. To fish the entire river you must have the right permits.

Fishing the Kenai River

The water here is an odd shade of blue due to mineralization. In the upper Kenai, which is the area around Copper Landing, you have access to Trophy Rainbow Trout, Trophy Dolly Varden - both from the 20-33 inch range, though Dolly's tend to max out in the 28-inch range. The two grow fat and large because of the massive amount of salmon roe. In addition to Trout and Dolly Varden, you can fish for Sockeye Salmon, Chum Salmon, and Silver Salmon. There are King Salmon here, but you will need a special license to fish them and not many guides will take you.

There is overlap in the Salmon Runs and fishing for Sockeye is something the everyone should try. The Silver Salmon are a very popular sports fish because of their tremendous fight. They tend to show up late in August and into September. Sockeye fishing is called Flossing, and it is something that is just intriguing.

Overall, expect a well guided and professional service with the ability to put you on the Trophy Fish and still teach you how to fly fish.

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Make A Wish trip
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 4, 2019
  • I would highly recommend Kenai River Trout Anglers to anyone. We had an awesome trip, caught lots of fish and the guides were great. They were very knowledgeable and got along great with the kids...
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Great Time Fishing!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 1, 2019
  • Had a lot of fun fishing in Alaska in the Kenai River. Wasn't sure what to expect, but it was easy as a pretty beginner fisherman to be set up for success by Kenai River Trout Anglers. We focused on...
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Fish!!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 28, 2019
  • We had a great time with JJ. Everyone caught fish, even when the rest of the groups out had a slow day. If you're on the fence about it give him a shot, you won't regret it.
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