The Kenai River is a well-known fishing hot spot for Rainbow trout. It supports one of the healthiest and most robust populations in Alaska, making it an excellent place to catch these fish! Kenai River rainbows can be well over 30 inches and up to 20lbs!
Dolly Varden is a small, delicate fish with the ability to jump out of the water and onto your fly. They are fun to catch because they can be difficult for beginners but easy once you get used to them! Dollies range of all sizes and can reach up to about 12 lbs.
Alaska is the last frontier for fishing enthusiasts, and if you’re looking to take your skills up a notch or just want an adventure this fall then steelhead fishing on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula should be at top of the list. Steelheads are very uniform in shape and average around 28 inches. These amazing, acrobatic fish are often a fly fisherman’s favorite to target.
Sockeye salmon (also called red salmon) are the most popular salmon to catch on the Kenai Peninsula. The most famous and best-eating salmon in the world starts coming to Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula around June. These sockeye are noted for their sweet flavor, which can’t be beat anywhere!
Coho “Silver” Salmon is a great fish for fly fishermen to target. Ranging in weight from 5-20 pounds, these salmon can be found jumping up and down near the bank of Kenai River’s waters where they were first born years ago!
Here at Kenai Fly Fish we think that Pink Salmon are the best fish for younger ages and family fun fishing trips. Pinks are completely underrated, they are extremely aggressive to catch and come in by the millions!