Sockeye (Red) Salmon Fishing on the Kenai River of Alaska
All five species of salmon in Alaska have two different names. Sockeye salmon
are also known as Red Salmon by both locals and those visitors who frequent the rivers of Alaska to catch this marvelous fish. Pound for pound, no salmon fights more fiercely than the red salmon. Red salmon runs on the Kenai River frequently exceed more than 1 million fish each year during the second run and at the peak are virtually head to tail and 3 or more fish deep along the banks.
The two Red Salmon runs on
the Kenai river typically are:
First Run (smaller) -- in mid-June at the confluence of the Kenai and Russian Rivers.
Second Run (largest by far)
-- from about July 8th through the second week of August with the usual peak during the last 2 weeks of July. However good fishing occurs during other times of the run and the peak can come early or late.
As red salmon are bank runners (they usually hug the banks of rivers rather than running up the middle of rivers), fishing for them is normally done from the shore or gravel bars. Silver salmon also run the shoreline and their run starts in mid-August and continues through the end of October.
Rental Cabins offering shore fishing for Red & Silver Salmon
Kenai River Rental Cabins and Fishing at Sterling, Alaska
Our upscale luxury cabins are for rent on the Kenai River near Sterling,
Alaska and offer arguably the best bank fishing for sockeye (red) salmon and coho (silver) salmon on the river.
Our Kenai River rental cabins sit on 5 private acres with top notch fishing frontage on the famous Kenai River with incredible easy low bank fishing. You don't have to fish from metal platforms like at many properties. Each of our vacation cabins is available for your exclusive use whether you’re coming to the Kenai River for fishing, wildlife viewing, or sightseeing. Our cabins have all normal amenities for your use and enjoyment including chest freezers for your fish and outdoor fire pits. As an option, we can arrange for local guides if desired for boat fishing. For more information see our website at www.KenaiLodges.com or call us at (907) 242-7245.
Kenai River Fishing Guides
Alaska's Angling Addiction
Welcome to Alaska’s Angling Addiction, your premier Alaskan fishing guide service. With over a decade and a half of experience guiding Alaska’s waters, your guides Lee Kuepper and Paul Tornow have the expertise and experience to connect you with that fish of a lifetime.
The Kenai Peninsula is a world class destination for multiple different species. It has given up the world record King Salmon, produces wild trophy rainbow trout in excess of 36”, and nearly a million salmon return to the Kenai River each year. We specialize in fly fishing for these trophy rainbow trout, salmon, grayling, and steelhead throughout the Kenai Peninsula.
Silver Salmon fishing on the Kenai River
Alaska Drift Away Fishing
Enjoy quality salmon and rainbow trout fishing on the two best rivers the Kenai Peninsula has to offer, the Kenai River and the Kasilof River. Guided spin, Bait cast
and fly fishing trips and packages are available from May through October. Peak dates for each species of trout or salmon vary, you can find more information on our Salmon and Rainbow Trout pages.
Links of Interest:
Rainbow Trout Fishing
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