Seasons greetings to all, I want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year from us here at Jim Rusk fishing on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Well the mighty Kenai River is frozen solid in the grip of old man winter but before long spring will be here once again and the Salmon will once again be returning to waters of the Kenai. So if you are thinking about a fishing trip in Alaska this summer and are not sure what is running when I wanted to go over a recap of salmon run times so you can plan your Alaska fishing trip in 2022.
Okay so we start our fishing season every year in early may and our first target species is Lake Trout on one of the local Kenai National Wildlife Refuge lakes. Then in mid May usually on the 16th we will shift gears and start targeting King Salmon on the Kenai River and the Kasilof River and we will continue to chase King Salmon all the way thru the end of July on the Kenai and the Kasilof Rivers. The next Salmon run to show up will be the Sockeye Salmon. The early run Sockeye Salmon will start in mid June, and other than a short time of low numbers in early July we will catch Sockeye till sometime in early to mid August on both the Kenai River and the Kasilof Rivers. Then in early August the Silver Salmon will start showing up and continue to run until mid to late October on both the Kenai River and the Kasilof Rivers. Our Trophy Trout fishing trips both Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden will begin on the Kenai River and we will fish trout all the way till sometime in late October.
Okay well that is the run timing for the Kenai River and the Kasilof River, So give me a call and lets plan your Alaska fishing trip here on the Kenai River and the Kasilof River for the 2022 summer fishing season!