Kenai River Fishing:

The Kenai river is renouned for salmon it’s diverse salmon habitat and is considered one of the top salmon fisheries in the United States. Chinook, Coho, Sockeye and Pink salmon run hot and heavy on this river but is lack luster in regards to Steelhead. For more information on Kenia river fishing access see our Kenai river fishing access map below.


Salmonid Species:

Chinook Salmon
Silver Salmon
Coho Salmon
Sockeye Salmon
Pink Salmon
Pink Salmon

When to Fish

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This river generally open to fishing year round.

**See Southcentral Alaska fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2 Salmon per year and two Rainbow or Steelhead per year.

**See Southcentral Alaska fishing REGS for details.



Preferred Tackle:

One single point barbless hook. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners.



Not Allowed! for trout.



Not Allowed! for trout.


Tackle Tips:


Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting sand shrimp or eggs. next possibly a steelhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.


Combat Fishing Rating:

During Peak Season Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!


Kenai River Fishing Access:

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