The Kenai River is located in Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai River is 82miles long and is the longest river on the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai River starts at Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing and flows to Cook Inlet in the town of Kenai Alaska. There are three major sections of the Kenai River, first the upper Kenai which flows from Kenai Lake thru Cooper Landing to Skilak Lake, next the middle Kenai River which flows from Skilak Lake to the town of Soldotna Alaska, and finally the lower Kenai River which flows from Soldotna to the Cook Inlet.
The Kenai River has four different species of Salmon which come to the river each summer to spawn, King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Silver Salmon and Pink Salmon which mainly come every other summer. Also the Kenai River has a large population of Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden and Arctic Char. Also the Kenai River gets a small number of Steelhead in the Spring and Fall. The world record King Salmon was caught on the lower Kenai River, weighing 97 pounds and caught by local resident Les Anderson.
The Kenai River is home to a large variety of wildlife to include Moose, Caribou, Brown and Black Bears, Bald Eagles, Trumpeter Swans, Sandhill Cranes, and many more species of animal and bird.
The Kenai River is formed from melting snow and glacier water and has a very unique turquoise color caused by glacial silt in the water. The Kenai River has two sections of white water, some very fast flowing rocky sections and some large gently flowing tidal sections.
Okay well that is some Kenai River info for everyone, if you would like to go fishing on the Kenai River we still have some great dates open so give me a call and lets go fishing.