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Mike's Hooked for Life - Fishing Charters

6 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
  • Approximate Cost:
    Half Day: $100 to $199 Per Person
    Full Day: $300 to $399 Per Person; $200 to $299 Per Person
  • Type: Charters & Guides
  • Fishing: Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

Mike's Hooked for Life offers freshwater and salt water fully guided fishing for the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers and for Cook Inlet. THey offer half and full day charters and a full day typically runs 8-10 hours. Mike's Hooked for Life is located near Soldotna and just off the Sterling Highway. It is an easy place to find, and you can fly into one of the local airports and rent a car or make the easy drive down from Anchorage. Plan on about 3 hours of driving. Check in with Mike about the possibility of a local airport pickup service. Some guides offer this and others don't. Some will even pick you up in Anchorage.

Fishing with Mike's Hooked for Life

This is a fully guided fishing service which means that they supply all of the equipment. You do need to bring your own fishing license and special stamps as needed.

The Kenai River: This is a dynamic river with a ton of Salmon and big Rainbow Trout. Expect access to all five species of Pacific Salmon. While many people focus on fishing for Kings, Silvers are just as fun, and they fight better. The rainbow trout here and in the Kasilof River are big and can span to 33-inches.

The Kasilof River is as amazing as the Kenai and offers pretty much the same fish. You can totally bag a world record here.

Cook Inlet: This is a long and narrow inlet with calm waters, and it is full of millions of Salmon and big Halibut. All the salmon that spawn in the Kasilof and Kenai must swim up Cook Outlet to get to the mouths of these rivers.

Expect quality guiding, good gear, and big fish.

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Great time making memories
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 19, 2018
  • Full day of halibut fishing with my father and two brothers. Mike is very professional and will put you on the fish, the bite was slow on a rough, wet and windy day but Mike went above and beyond to...
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Halibut and salmon fishing
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 6, 2017
  • We fished with Mike for 3 days: 1 for halibut and 2 for salmon. Mike is a dedicated professional and a genuinely nice guy. He gave us an incredible experience and we brought home 80 lbs of fish! He...
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Great fishing
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 15, 2017
  • Excellent. Fished with Mike for 3 days and what a great adventure, my biggest Halibut was about 135 pounds and we limited on Halibut and Silvers. We saw some hump backs and several Orcas...
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