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The River Crew

23 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
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: $100 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 Char. 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 y ou 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.

Overall, expect a professional guided fishing trip along one of the world's best Salmon and Trout rivers.

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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Silver Salmon Sept 2-10
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 13, 2019
  • I fished twice with Quinton and had a fantastic time! He (and Adam) are experienced local Alaskan's and very knowledgeable about the Kenai and the techniques. We caught a number of Silvers and all...
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Silver Salmon with Q
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 9, 2019
  • We came all the way from NY to fish for Salmon on the Kenai River. We booked the 3 hour afternoon private charter. Quentin(Q) our captain/guide was excellent. He?s local to the area and a master at...
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Awesome experience, very knowledgeable guide. You will be put on fish.
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 20, 2019
  • Adam was an awesome charter captain. He knew the area super well and put us right on the fish. Would highly recommend.
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