Maximize Your Fishing Experience on the Kenai River with the Best Weather and Fish Runs of the Year in June and July

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June and July in Alaska are the peak fishing months on the Kenai River and for good reason. With the warm weather, the fish are abundant and the water conditions are perfect for fishing. This is when the majority of tourists flock to the Kenai River to try their luck and experience the thrill of catching one of the largest salmon species in the world.

One of the biggest draws of fishing on the Kenai River during June and July is the weather. The temperature is warm, the sun is shining, and the days are long, making it the ideal time to be outdoors. You can expect to spend long hours fishing without feeling too hot or too cold. This is a stark contrast to the colder, windier months, making June and July the best time to experience the beauty of the Kenai River and all that it has to offer.

The other reason why June and July are the best months to fish on the Kenai River is because of the fish runs. This is the time of year when the salmon are returning to the river to spawn, making them more plentiful and easier to catch. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a beginner, you’ll have the opportunity to reel in a variety of salmon species such as king, sockeye, and coho salmon. Booking your fishing trip with Kenai Fly Fish during June and July ensures that you will have the best chance of catching a trophy salmon, creating a truly unforgettable experience. So what are you waiting for? Book now and get ready for the ultimate fishing adventure of a lifetime!


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