Fishing the World Famous Kenai River

Fish the Mighty Kenai River this summer !!!

The Kenai River is located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the south-central region of Alaska. It flows from its head waters at Kenai Lake all the way down to Cook Inlet. The Kenai has three distinct sections: the Upper, Middle and Lower.  Each section has it’s own unique character and offers a different angling experience.

The fishing season begins on the Kenai in early May as the first King Salmon begin to enter the river. We will continue to fish for King Salmon all the way through the end of July. Next, starting August 1st we will target Silver Salmon and Rainbow Trout until the weather turns too cold to fish.  Typically sometime in October. The Kenai is a glacier fed river and is ever changing.  It starts very low in the spring then as the weather warms up and the glaciers begin to melt the river starts rising and continues to rise all summer until sometime in September when temperatures start to drop in the mountains.  At this time the water levels begin dropping again.

Because of the rivers glacial origins it has a very unique and amazing turquoise color especially in the upper and middle portions. Wildlife is abundant along the river as the river is home to many different species of animals and birds. One very nice thing about fishing the Kenai is it’s ease of access.  You will not have to take a bush plane flight to get to the Kenai.  Simply rent a car in Anchorage and drive on down. Anglers fishing The Kenai will find the town of Soldotna a very convenient place to stay. Soldotna is just a three hour drive south from Anchorage. Whether it’s King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Reds or Pinks your after the Kenai has them all and more. Jim Rusk Fishing has been Guiding in  the Kenai since 1987 and would love to have the chance to take you fishing on the the Mighty Kenai River.

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Brian Workman with one of many large King Salmon he has caught with me over the years.

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Huge Silver !!!!

The Kenai River has incredible runs of King Salmon, Silver Salmon and Rainbow trout. Come and fish this world class fishery in 2013 and you wont be disappointed. As a lifelong Alaskan and Kenai River resident I am familiar with the area and have been fishing these local rivers since I was five years old with my dad. I know the river like the back of my hand and will work hard to give you the best trip possible.

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Super Hog rainbow

The Kenai River has incredible runs of  King SalmonSilver Salmon and Rainbow trout.  Come and fish this world class fishery in 2013 and you wont be disappointed.  As a lifelong Alaskan and Kenai River resident I am familiar with the area and have been fishing these local rivers since I was five years old with my dad.  To say I know the water and the techniques is putting it mildly.

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