king salmon, chinook, fishing kenai


(June-July) Catch limit varies by location.

The Chinook (King) salmon is the largest species of Pacific salmon. Its common name is derived from the Chinookan peoples. Other vernacular names for the species include king salmon, Quinnat salmon, Tsumen, spring salmon, chrome hog, Blackmouth, and Tyee salmon.

Allow for approximately 5 hours of fishing on these trips.

Nushagak River

6 person Minimum

Depart Island Lake westbound over Cook Inlet, through Lake Clark Pass and Lake Clark National Park and on to the Nushagak River. Sightseeing is exceptional on this trip, with glaciers, mountains and wildlife. The Nushagak River has a run of 200,000 + Chinook (king) salmon. Fishing is done from the shore casting lures and bait. Kings range from 20-50 pounds. Daily limit is two kings –1 under 28 inches and 1 over 28 inches. This trip takes about 1 ½ hours each direction plan for a full day. We fish here from June 20th to July 10th.


All of our fishing trips are fully guided, unless otherwise stated. All rods, reels, and bait are included. Fly-fishing equipment is provided, and most guides will provide appropriate flies if given notice that you will be using your own fly-fishing gear. Clients need to bring rain gear and lunch and any beverages desired.

There will be a 3% recreational tax per person added to the guide fee portion of all trips

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