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The River Crew
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $1,000 to $2,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $1,000 to $2,000 Per Person
    Half Day: $150 to $199 Per Person
    Full Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
  • Type: Charters & Guides Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

The River Crew offers guided Kenai River fishing and lodging provided through A Cabin by the Pond, which offers small, well-equipped cabins with easy access to the Kenai River. Welcome to the Kenai Peninsula and home to the world-famous Kenai River. Here you have access to King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Sockeye Salmon (by the millions), and Chum Salmon. Here you also can target Trophy Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden. By Trophy, we mean Rainbow Trout in the 30+ inch range.

Fishing with The River Crew

The River Crew offers 3, 5, and 8 hour fishing trips that are customized to fit the guest. Their 3-hour trip is a private boat charter with guide and puts you on the big fish quickly so that you can enjoy 2-3 hours of fishing.

Your guided fishing trip begins with an experienced guide, which is important for such a dynamic river as the Kenai. You are also outfitted with quality fishing gear and are paired with a beautifully crafted Willie Boat. All you need to bring is a fishing license and yourself. The guide will do the rest including putting on you the big Fish.

While there are many Kenai River fishing guides to choose from...when you book with The River Crew expect an experienced and professional fishing guide as well as high quality boats & equipment.

When to Book

Now is always the best time to book and that is because space goes quickly. For King Salmon Late May through end of July is the fishing seaon and if that's your ticket, book the season before your trip. For Silver Salmon, the season is August 1-through Mid-October and this is one of the biggest draws to the Kenai. Silver Salmon are world-class fighters and this river system grows them big. For big Trophy Rainbow Trout, August 1- late September is the prime time., though Rainbows are available all season long. You tend to have better luck targeting the big Rainbows a month or so after the King Salmon have finished their spawning. Sockeye appear around June 1 and they do so by the Millions. You fish for Sockeye using a "flossing" method which drops your hoo to the river bottom at which point you "floss" it along the bottom hoping to hook a Sockeye. These are plankton eaters, and they don't strike a fly, but they do swim with their mouths open - hance the flossing.

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If we could we would give 10 stars
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on October 11, 2021
  • What an amazing experience! We reserved a red salmon private fishing charter as there were 4 of us. We had Quentin as our guide. He was so personable, knowledgeable and lovely. He was very...
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Absolute blast! Caught our limits!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 25, 2021
  • Had an absolute blast!! The owner was a pleasure to work with. The equipment and boat was top of the line. Quinton, our guide, was a wealth of knowledge and we enjoyed the entire trip! Will do again!
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Great Day on the Kenai!!!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 18, 2021
  • Captain Kevin did a first class job putting us on the fish and teaching us how to catch them! Liked him so much we are going again today! Great operation!!!
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