Alaska Fishing Calendar - Kenai Fishing Seasons

Alaska Fishing Calendar

Kasilof River Guided Fishing & Kenai River Guided Fishing

MAY

  • King Salmon - the Kings or chinook salmon start running in mid May.
  • Rainbow Trout, also known as Dolly Varden
  • Rainbow Trout/Dolly Varden – Kenai River below Dot’s Landing (By Request Only)
  • Halibut – Homer, Seward and Cook Inlet Ocean Fishing

JUNE

  • King Salmon – Kasilof River Rainbow
  • 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 Halibut – Homer, Seward and Cook Inlet Ocean Fishing

JULY

  • King Salmon – Kasilof River (By Request Only)
  • Rainbow Trout, also known as Dolly Varden
    Starting around the late part of July giant rainbows come out of the woodwork and start filtering into the tips of islands and behind any areas that collect hundreds of thousands of rotting carcasses starting a feeding frenzy for the thousands of
  • Sockeye Salmon – Kenai River, Kasilof River and Russian River Halibut, Ling Cod, Yellow Eye, and Sea Bass – Homer, Seward and Cook Inlet Ocean Fishing

AUGUST

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

OCTOBER

  • Rainbow Trout/ Dolly Varden – Upper and Middle Kenai River
  • Silver Salmon – Kenai River

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