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Riddle's Fishing Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $1,000 to $2,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $1,000 to $2,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $1,000 to $2,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

Riddle's Fishing Lodge sits on the bank of the Kenai River, about ten minutes from the town of Kenai. Guests are lodged in cabins that sleep 4-6 people and offer all of the conveniences of home. Each cabin has a full kitchen, private bath, TV, daily maid service, and linens. The cabins are non-smoking, but the grounds and porches are smoke friendly.

Fishing with Riddle's Fishing Lodge

The lodge fishes along the Kenai River and the Kasilof River and provides licensed guides with a lot of experience on both of these rivers. Guests can opt for drifting or shore fishing from either power boats or drift boats. Four of the five species of Pacific Salmon are available on these rivers. Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden are also in good supply.

Other fishing options include fly out trips with guide service where guests can fish in the remote areas with hidden lakes and rivers that rarely see a fisherman. There is a saltwater option that is a board 28-32 foot cabin boats in Cook Inlet. Salter water fish include Salmon and Halibut.

Plan Your Trip around the Fish Runs

For Halibut, the Cook Inlet run begins in mid-May and runs through mid-September. This is also a good time for Saltwater Salmon fishing.

Rainbow Trout are present in the two rivers all season long. Their run peaks in July with the arrival of the Sockeye Salmon.

King Salmon fishing begins Mid-May and runs through July. In early May, the kings gather in Cook Inlet as they prepare to enter the freshwater rivers. So early May to the first part of June is excellent Saltwater fishing for both Halibut and King Salmon. The salmon attract the Halibut.

The Sockeye Salmon or Reds show up around mid-June and run through the first week of August. The Sockeye Salmon are one of the largest runs in all of Alaska. The fish show up by the millions and in the shallow clear water streams the rivers look red from the color of the fish. You could bend down and pick them up with your hands. This is also the prime bear season as the bear come down to feast on the Red Salmon.

The Silver Salmon being to appear by mid-July and the stay through the end of September. Silvers are known as the fighting salmon because they put up such a fight when you hook them. They breach, roll, and run as they fight the hook. If you love adventurous fishing, try a Silver Salmon trip.

Overall, expect a good lodge with comfortable cabins and amazing fishing opportunities.

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Another wonderful year of Alaska Fishing!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 26, 2018
  • Another wonderful year of Alaska Fishing! We have been going to Alaska for 14 years in total, but the last 8 have been the best with Riddle's Fishing Lodge. Kim and Ross have once again worked...
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Best Fishing Ever!!
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Reviewed By on February 14, 2017
  • Kim and Ross are wonderful hosts!! The cabins are homey and comfortable. Guests are welcome every evening around the fire to share stories. The fish charters are first class and there is lots of...
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Favorite Vacations
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Reviewed By on August 17, 2016
  • Perfect getaway for the fishing vacation, The fishing has always been good on my trips and Kim and Ross have always been great host. The property sits on the Kenia River with a deck overlooking a...
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