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Kenai Fishing Report

Updated: Jul 26

July 17th ,2021

A beautiful sunrise and a great day of trolling some salmon on the Kenai River we hooked and released a few smaller chinook and managed to bring home 4 sockeyes for the grill !

July 2nd,2021

Another beautiful day and a successful outing on the Kenai River brought home some nice king salmon fillets for my great friend Dilley ! The Kenai is still a tough go with only 100 or so king salmon a day coming in but if you are fortunate enough to hook one up it is all very worth it, the daily numbers should hopefully increase some next week.

July 1st ,2021

First day of catch and keep any size king salmon on the Kenai River today was tough fishing, I only saw 3 king salmon caught and I was bite less so went to trolling some small plugs on my trout rods for some action and managed to hook up this young lady from Iowa on a nice 25 lb king as well as some rainbow trout.

June 23rd, 2021

Unfortunately the Kenai River is pretty much a hook & release chinook fishery due to the state being unable to manage a decent run even after years of restrictions. Thankfully I still have valued clients that enjoy a day of just being on the water catching what ever we can .

Thanks for a great day Alex ,Jennifer and Gary !

June 12th, 2021

Fishing has picked up a bit on the Kenai River the water has cleaned up and it is producing quite a few more bites. Most of the chinook salmon we have been catching are over 34" and have been released back in to the river but there weather is beautiful and always great to be on the water !

May 25th ,

The Kenai River is still slow with low numbers of chinook and lately the water has been rising causing dirty water it is cleaning up a bit today and hopefully I will get out there soon. Meanwhile the salt water has been where the action is , I had a chance to take a couple buddies of mine out on Cook Inlet during a break in the weather and we caught a really nice limit of halibut and one small chinook as well as loosing another.

April 26th , 2021

After a bust of a 2020 season and we all know why : ( the long white winters of Alaska are starting to melt and the Kenai River is flowing below the house. Things are looking up and the phone is ringing for some charter bookings thank god ! I finally got out with a friend to break in some motors and wet a line for an hour or so down in Homer where I managed to catch us some dinner.

Homer halibut
first butt of 2021

It Has been sunny and beautiful here for a week and more to come. The river is rising fast and we should be able to get out and fish on it in another couple of weeks so give me shout if your going to be in the neighborhood and maybe we can tighten a line for you !

Kenai silver salmon
Kenai River silver salmon


alaska salmon fishing
kenai river coho

kenai river coho
Kenai River silver salmon catch

kenai river chinook salmon
Melissa from Moose Creek Lodge with a beautiful kenai king

Kenai king salmon with the Salmon Herder
war veteran Harry with kenai king salmon

Kenai king salmon fishing charters
Salmon Herder Charters

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