Alaska Fishing Calendar - Kenai Fishing Seasons

Alaska Fishing Calendar

Kasilof River Guided Fishing & Kenai River Guided Fishing

MAY

  • King Salmon - King Salmon start entering the rivers mid May, and are readily available in the salt water
  • Rainbow Trout/Dolly Varden – Kenai River below Dot’s Landing (By Request Only)
  • Halibut – Homer, Seward and Cook Inlet Ocean Fishing
  • Halibut Combo in Cook inlet for King Salmon and Halibut is at its peak!  Best fishing in May and early June hands down

JUNE

  • King Salmon – Kasilof and Kenai are both fishing very well for King Salmon
  • Trout/Dolly Varden – Upper and Middle Kenai River (Starting June 11th), Below Dot’s Landing (Prior to June 11th)
  • Sockeye Salmon – Upper Kenai River at Russian River Confluence, Kasilof fishing well towards the end of the month
  • Halibut – Homer, Seward and Cook Inlet Ocean Fishing

JULY

  • King Salmon – Peak run timing for Kenai and Kasilof second run King Salmon
  • Rainbow Trout and Dolly Vardon start fishing very well towards the end of the month when the bulk of the sockeye move up river
  • Sockeye Salmon – Kenai River, Kasilof River and Russian River, peak run timing for the major rivers are mid month through the end of the month
  • Halibut Fishing Cook Inlet - Produces very well
  • Ling Cod season opens July 1st fishing out Homer, Seward and Whittier
  • Rock Fish Yellow Eye, and Sea Bass – Homer, Seward and Whittier

AUGUST

  • Rainbow Trout/ Dolly Varden – Upper, Middle and Lower Kenai River peak timing
  • Silver Salmon – Kenai River or Kasilof River
  • Sockeye Salmon – Upper and Middle Kenai River
  • Halibut, Ling Cod, Yellow Eye, and Sea Bass – Homer, Seward or Cook Inlet Ocean Fishing

SEPTEMBER

  • Rainbow Trout/ Dolly Varden – Upper and Middle Kenai River at its best
  • Silver Salmon – Kenai River or Kasilof River
  • Halibut, Ling Cod, Yellow Eye, and Sea Bass – Soldotna, Homer, Seward or Cook Inlet Ocean Fishing
  • Steelhead start peaking towards the end of the month in the Anchor, Deep Creek, Ninilchik and Kasilof

OCTOBER

  • Rainbow Trout/ Dolly Varden – Upper and Middle Kenai River
  • Silver Salmon – Kenai River
  • Steelhead peak in the rivers to the south of us, Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik and Kasilof

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