Kenai River King Salmon, Mid May-End of July

The Kenai River is home to some of the largest king salmon (or chinook salmon) in the world. Fisherman Les Anderson caught the world record 97.25lb king salmon on May 17th, 1985 on the Kenai. With the king run starting in late May, July tends to be the most popular month to go for these fish. For both the 1st and 2nd king run you have the opportunity to catch huge trophy fish reaching up to 90lbs!  The Kenai River is open to motorized boats, allowing us chase the bite, and stay on the fish!  Please be sure to ask about new rules and regulations as they tend to change for king salmon often. Before arrival, make sure to buy a king salmon stamp while purchasing your license.