Kenai River Steelhead,
AUGUST 20 to NOVEMBER 1
Steelhead fishing is an extra special bonus on the Kenai River. While fishing for Rainbows/Dolly Varden, Steelheads are caught occasionally. Steelheads are a kind of ocean-going rainbow trout. Steelheads typically migrate back to freshwater after 3 years in the saltwater. They are the only pacific salmon that will survive after spawning and head back to the ocean for potentially another spawning cycle. They look a lot like rainbow trout, but with a trained eye, the difference is distinguishable. Steelheads are very uniform in shape and average around 28 inches. These amazing, acrobatic fish are often a fly fisherman’s favorite to target.
Kenai Peninsula Steelhead Quick Facts:
- Peak Season is Sept through November.
- We do not offer spring steelhead trips. Fish are busy enduring the end of the spawning cycle.
- Steelhead fishing is catch and release.
- There are multiple watersheds we operate on.
- Both single hand and spey fishing techniques can be effective.