July is peak salmon season on the Kenai River, and there are plenty of great spots to cast your line. Here are some of the best places to catch salmon in July:
- Skilak Lake: The Kenai River flows out of Skilak Lake, and the lake itself is a popular spot for fishing. Early in the season, you can catch sockeye salmon as they make their way up the river. Later in the season, you’ll have a chance to catch coho salmon in the lake.
- Upper Kenai River: The upper Kenai River is a beautiful stretch of water that’s known for its rainbow trout fishing. But in July, the salmon start running, and you’ll have a chance to catch sockeye, coho, and pink salmon. Look for deep pools and slow-moving sections of the river for the best chance of success.
- Lower Kenai River: The lower Kenai River is where the salmon run in full force. This is the place to be if you’re looking to catch big kings, sockeyes, and cohos. There are plenty of public access points along the river, but hiring a guide can give you an even better chance of landing a trophy fish.
- Russian River: The Russian River is a tributary of the Kenai River, and it’s a popular spot for sockeye salmon fishing. In July, the river is usually crowded with anglers, but if you can find a good spot, you’ll have a chance to catch plenty of fish.
No matter where you choose to fish on the Kenai River in July, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.