Kenai River King Salmon Fishing (Chinook Salmon):
The Alaska Kenai River fishing season for Chinook Salmon starts in May with the first run of King Salmon weighing in at an average of 35 pounds. We catch these fish in the salt waters of Cook Inlet as well as in our rivers. The second run of Kings weighing an average of over 50 pounds hits the river in July. This is also when the "hogs" are most likely to be found. Every year, many fish are caught which weigh in excess of 60 pounds. King Salmon season closes July 31 unless held over by emergency order of Fish and Game.
For those who want a more wilderness experience or who are fly fishermen, fly-in trips across Cook Inlet to clear water streams or to the Nushagak River are also available beginning mid June through mid July.
Kenai Silver Salmon Fishing (Coho):
The acrobatic silver salmon begin entering the Kenai River the end of July and are here well into the fall of the year. Pound for pound, these fish are considered by many to be the best fighters of all the salmon. Your limit will be 2 silver salmon each day from the Kenai River and 3 from all other waters.
Silver salmon fishing is also available on a flyout. Silvers enter the west side streams before entering the Kenai system so if you are here the middle of July or later, you should be able to get into some good silver salmon fishing.
Alaska Halibut Fishing Charters:
Alaska Fishing trips for halibut fishing include several choices. Homer, Deep Creek, Seward, and Whittier. all fish the waters of Cook Inlet. Seward guides, fish the waters of Resurrection Bay and beyond. The average sized halibut weighs in at around 45-60 pounds but there are many fish caught that weigh in excess of 100 pounds. Halibut are bottom feeders so the best halibut times are when we have the least tidal exchange between high and low tide. This occurs twice monthly for several days in a row.