Kenai and Kasilof Rivers Fishing Guide 2024: A New Chapter in Sustainable Fishing

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As we gear up for the 2024 fishing season, Kenai Fly Fish invites you to experience the majestic Kenai and Kasilof Rivers under the new management policies set by the Alaska Board of Fisheries. These policies, aimed at conserving king salmon populations while offering enhanced opportunities for sockeye salmon fishing, mark a significant shift towards more sustainable fishing practices in one of Alaska’s most revered fishing destinations.

2024’s Noteworthy Changes:

  • Increased Sockeye Salmon Limits: The Kenai River now boasts higher sockeye salmon bag limits, providing anglers with more opportunities for successful catches and enriching the fishing experience amidst Alaska’s breathtaking wilderness.
  • King Salmon Conservation Efforts: The designation of Kenai River late-run king salmon as a stock of concern leads to targeted conservation efforts. While this means tighter controls, Kenai Fly Fish is dedicated to adapting our practices to these changes, ensuring our fishing adventures remain both rewarding and responsible.
  • Commercial Setnet Fishing Restrictions: These adjustments aim to protect king salmon, focusing conservation efforts across the board. While impacting commercial operations, they emphasize the collective responsibility we share in preserving Alaska’s fish populations.

What Awaits You in 2024:

  • Varied Fishing Opportunities: From the vibrant sockeye runs of the Kenai to the majestic kings of the Kasilof, the rivers offer a mosaic of fishing experiences. Our guided tours are tailored to navigate these opportunities, providing thrilling and diverse fishing amidst the unparalleled beauty of the Alaskan landscape.
  • A Commitment to Sustainability: These policy updates resonate with our ethos of sustainable fishing. By adhering to these new guidelines, Kenai Fly Fish contributes to the vitality of Alaska’s aquatic ecosystems, ensuring a rich fishing heritage for future generations.
  • The Essence of Alaskan Fishing Unchanged: The thrill of the catch, the serenity of the river, and the majesty of the surrounding wilderness remain untouched. Your adventure with Kenai Fly Fish is set against the backdrop of Alaska’s stunning summer landscape, where long days, mild temperatures, and the midnight sun create an almost magical fishing experience.

Exploring Alaska Beyond the Rivers: Your fishing trip also offers a gateway to explore the broader wonders of Alaska during the summer. The season brings vibrant wildlife, blooming landscapes, and a plethora of outdoor activities ranging from hiking and kayaking to wildlife viewing. The Kenai Peninsula, a jewel in Alaska’s crown, is renowned for its stunning fjords, glaciers, and mountainous terrain, offering endless adventure beyond the riverbanks.

Embarking on Your Sustainable Fishing Journey: As we navigate the waters shaped by these new policies, Kenai Fly Fish remains your dedicated guide to a memorable and sustainable fishing experience in 2024. Whether you’re casting lines in the dynamic waters of the Kenai or pursuing the elusive kings in the Kasilof, we’re here to ensure your journey is filled with adventure, respect for nature, and the unparalleled joy of fishing in Alaska.

Plan your 2024 fishing adventure with Kenai Fly Fish and discover the sustainable heart of Alaska’s fishing paradise. Contact us to learn more about our guided trips, to ask questions, or to book your next expedition. Together, let’s continue the tradition of fishing in Alaska, embracing the beauty of the Kenai Peninsula and the spirit of conservation that defines our shared passion for the great outdoors.


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