Coho Mania: The Ultimate Guide to Catching Silver Salmon on the Kenai River

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Coho salmon, also known as silver salmon, are a prized catch on the Kenai River. These acrobatic fish are famous for their aerial displays and powerful runs, making them a favorite among anglers. Here at Kenai Fly Fish, we know all the tricks of the trade for catching these beauties. Our expert guides will take you to the best spots on the river and provide you with the equipment and knowledge you need to reel in that trophy Coho. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, we’ve got you covered. Don’t miss out on the excitement of Coho mania on the Kenai River – book your trip with Kenai Fly Fish today!

When it comes to Coho salmon fishing, timing is everything. We typically see catchable numbers of Coho in early August, with the run peaking in September and October. Our multi-day guided trips are the perfect way to experience the best of Coho fishing on the Kenai River. Our guides will take you to the best spots on the river, provide you with top-of-the-line equipment, and give you expert advice on techniques and fly selection. We offer a variety of trip options to fit your schedule and budget, so don’t hesitate to book your Coho fishing adventure with Kenai Fly Fish.


Kenai River Fish Species

Rainbow Trout

Kenai River rainbows can be well over 30 inches and up to 20lbs!

Dolly Varden Char

Dollies range of all sizes and can reach up to about 12 lbs.


Steelhead are very uniform in shape and average around 28 inches. These amazing, acrobatic fish are often a fly fisherman’s favorite to target.

King Salmon

The Kenai River is open to motorized boats, allowing us chase the bite, and stay on the fish!

Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye salmon (also called red salmon) are the most popular salmon to catch on the Kenai Peninsula.

Coho Salmon

Ranging anywhere from 5-20lbs, coho are acrobatic and are probably the most aggressive salmon out there.

Pink Salmon

Pinks are completely underrated, they are extremely aggressive to catch and come in by the millions!


Guided ocean fishing on the world-famous Kenai Peninsula