Kenai River Sockeye Salmon, Mid June- Mid August
July is the best time to harvest sockeye salmon! Sockeye salmon on the Kenai River draw crowds of thousands of anglers every year. The Kenai River sockeye are larger than Kasilof sockeye and average around 8 lbs. Sockeye are extremely fresh, hard fighting fish, straight from the ocean. Both fly or spin gear can be effective techniques for sockeye. Sockeye fishing is mostly done on the bank, I can provide hip boots if needed. The Kenai River has two runs. The first run is a smaller run, with its finally destination being the Russian River. The second run is over 1 million fish and starts in early July- Mid August. With the abundance of sockeye, fishing can be very competitive, so be ready for early morning starts!