sockeye salmon, kenai fishing


(June – July) Catch limit is 3 pp

The Sockeye Salmon, also called red salmon, kokanee salmon, or blueback salmon, is a species found in the Northern Pacific Ocean and rivers discharging into it. This species is a Pacific salmon that is primarily red in hue during spawning.

Allow for approximately 5 hours of fishing on these trips.

Wolverine Creek

3 Person Minimum

Fly west across Cook Inlet to the base of the Alaska Range. Fishing area is located where a small stream flows into a large lake. Water is usually very clear and the fish can be seen in large schools close to shore. This trip is a favorite not only for the great fishing, but it is an excellent place to view bear. Sightseeing enroute is great for bear, moose, seals, etc. The flight is about 25 minutes each way.

Crescent Lake

3 Person Minimum

Depart to the west of Kenai, across Cook Inlet. Your destination is a lake at the base of Mt. Redoubt. This is a very scenic flight past glaciers and a volcano in the Alaska Range. You may also see wildlife and sea life on this flight, including bear, moose, whales or seals. The best time for Arctic Char and Lake Trout are early June through September. The peak of the Sockeye salmon run is July 1-August 10. This lake and river fishing trip includes a boat and motor.

Limits for salmon are 3 fish per day, per person – for Trout, 5 fish per day, per person. Morning or afternoon trips are available.


All of our fishing trips are fully guided, unless otherwise stated. All rods, reels, and bait are included. Fly-fishing equipment is NOT provided, although 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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