Hi everyone well it is that time of year when potential Alaska Anglers are trying to plan there summer Alaska fishing trips, so this post is for those who might be trying to decide on a Kenai River fishing trip. I want to give you a brief rundown on the species of Salmon we have in the Kenai River and thetime of year we catch them. So the first Salmon which return to the Kenai River and the Kasilof River in the spring are King Salmon, we start fishing for them around the 15th of may and will fish for King Salmon depending on run strength until they close on the last day of July. King Salmon are the largest of all the Salmon but also come in the smallest numbers and can be challenging to catch.
Next comes the Sockeye Salmon which show up in mid June and will continue to run in both the Kenai River and the Kasilof River until sometime in mid August, Sockeye come in very large numbers especially in July and early August, they are wonderful table fare and fight very hard, also they are very tasty and limits are very generous.
In August the Silver Salmon show up and and they will run in the Kenai River and the Kasilof River till sometime in late October. Silver Salmon are the Second biggest Salmon that we fish for and are very fun to catch hard fighting and acrobatic, they also eat very well.
Finally we catch Pink Salmon they are in the Kenai River and the Kasilof River in late July and most of August but only on even years so the next Pink run will be in 2024. Pink Salmon are the smallest Salmon we catch and are not great eaters but very good biters and can be caught in huge numbers, they are a great fish for kids with lots of action.
Okay well that is the Salmon of the Kenai River and the Kasilof River in Alaska, so give me a call and book your dates for some great Salmon fishing this summer in Alaska.