Step Up Your Fishing Game: Tips and Techniques for June and July on the Kenai River

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Fishing on the Kenai River in June and July is a prime time for catching the biggest salmon of the year, but it also means that the river is busier than usual. If you want to maximize your chances of catching the big one, it’s important to be prepared with the right gear and techniques. Here are some tips to help you step up your fishing game on the Kenai River this summer:

  1. Know your gear: Familiarize yourself with your fishing gear before you hit the river. This includes your rod, reel, line, lures, and bait. Make sure you have everything you need to set yourself up for success.
  2. Be prepared: The weather can change quickly on the Kenai River, so be sure to pack rain gear, warm clothing, and plenty of sunscreen. You’ll also want to bring a cooler for your catch, as well as snacks and drinks for energy.
  3. Use the right techniques: The Kenai River is home to several different species of salmon, so it’s important to use the right techniques for each one. For example, sockeye salmon are often caught using spinners or flies, while king salmon are often caught using larger lures or bait. Research the best techniques for the species you’re targeting, and be sure to have the right gear to match. With these tips in mind, you’ll be ready to take on the Kenai River this summer and experience the ultimate fishing adventure. Book your trip now to ensure that you don’t miss out on the best fishing of the year!

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