Known for its trophy-size Alaska King Salmon, the Kenai River has two runs of these great fish. The first run begins in mid-May and the second run in early July, ending on July 31st. On May 17, 1985 a 97lb Alaska King Salmon was landed and still holds the current world record. Kenai River King Salmon average 30 to 60 lbs. with many in the 60 to 80 lb. range. The best way to fish for these magnificent fish is from a boat with a fishing guide. The guides are experienced and know where to find the fish.
The Alaska Sockeye, or Red Salmon, is probably the most sought after fish next to the Kenai King. Red Salmon provides anglers with some of the best salmon eating, great bank fishing and a lot of action. There are two runs, the first in June and another starting in mid-July, when fishing fever hits the Kenai Peninsula.
Beginning in August, the acrobatic Alaska Silver or Coho Salmon will give you an Alaska fishing experience you won't forget! Alaska Silver Salmon usually weigh between 8 and 15 lbs. with trophies up to 20 lbs. These Alaska Salmon are fun to catch and are excellent eating. On even numbered years, a huge run of pink Alaska Salmon arrive with the Silver Salmon giving fisherman enough angling action to last a lifetime.
Trout fishing in the Kenai River is excellent. August through October are great months to go after these beauties. They feed all summer long on salmon eggs, so many grow close to 30 inches. There are outfitters and guides on the Kenai Peninsula who offer full days of fishing for trophy trout.
Pacific halibut are abundant in Alaska. Halibut fishing here is good May through September with boats leaving on a daily basis out of Homer, Deep Creek, and Anchor Point, weather permitting. These are about an hour drive away. Alaska Halibut fishing trips are dependent upon the weather and seas but when these cooperate you are sure to take home Halibut!