Premier Silver Salmon and Rainbow Trout Fishing on the Kenai River

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Dive into the heart of Alaska’s pristine waters with Kenai Fly Fish (KFF), where the pursuit of Silver Salmon and Rainbow Trout transforms into an unforgettable adventure. Under the seasoned guidance of Ian McDonald, KFF offers custom-tailored charters and day trips on the Kenai River, designed to cater to both the avid angler and the enthusiastic novice.

The Kenai River is not just known for its King Salmon; it’s a haven for Silver Salmon (Coho) and Rainbow Trout, offering some of the most exciting and rewarding fishing experiences in Alaska. Whether you’re fly fishing or using conventional gear, our expert-led charters provide the perfect blend of challenge and enjoyment, ensuring a memorable day on the water.

Silver Salmon Season & Rainbow Trout Adventures: A Fishing Enthusiast’s Dream

Silver Salmon make their grand entrance into the Kenai River from late August through September, presenting anglers with thrilling fishing opportunities. Known for their aggressive behavior and acrobatic fights, Silvers are a favorite among fly fishers and conventional anglers alike.

For those drawn to the pursuit of Rainbow Trout, the Kenai River offers a world-class fishing experience, with the season extending through the summer and into the fall. The Kenai’s Trout are renowned for their size and fight, providing an unparalleled angling challenge.

Why Choose Kenai Fly Fish for Your Custom Charter?

  • Expertise and Passion: Led by Ian McDonald, a lifelong Alaskan with 19 years of guiding experience, ensuring your trip is both educational and exhilarating.
  • Fully Customizable Experiences: From full-day charters targeting Silver Salmon or Rainbow Trout to personalized group excursions, we tailor every aspect of your trip to meet your desires.
  • All-Inclusive Service: Our charters include all necessary fishing gear, tackle, waders, and even the filleting of your catch, alongside optional provisions like breakfast and cold sandwiches.
  • Dedication to Conservation: KFF promotes sustainable fishing practices to preserve the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers’ natural beauty and bounty for generations to come.

Book Your Tailored Fishing Adventure Today

Whether you’re yearning for the rush of hooking a Silver Salmon or the challenge of landing a trophy Rainbow Trout, Kenai Fly Fish is ready to make your Alaskan fishing dreams come true. Contact us to customize your charter and prepare for an unparalleled experience on the Kenai River.

Website: Contact: (907) 301-6957, [email protected] Follow us on Instagram @kenaiflyfish and Facebook @kenaiflyfish

With Kenai Fly Fish, embark on a fishing journey where adventure, passion, and the thrill of the catch converge in Alaska’s majestic waters.


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