June 2024: Fishing Report from Kenai Fly Fish (KFF)

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Welcome to the June 2024 Fishing Report from Kenai Fly Fish (KFF). We’re excited to bring you the latest updates and insights into the fishing conditions on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. June is a fantastic time to be on the water, and we’re here to ensure you have the best experience possible. Read on for detailed fishing conditions, species reports, and some exciting news about the upcoming fishing season.

Current Fishing Conditions

Kenai River

June is an exceptional month for fishing on the Kenai River. Anglers can expect excellent opportunities for sockeye and silver salmon. The recent regulations have ensured that the fish populations are healthy and abundant.

  • Sockeye Salmon: The sockeye salmon run is in full swing, with daily catches reported consistently high. The bag limit for sockeye salmon is now six per day, 12 in possession, providing ample opportunities for anglers to fill their coolers.
  • Silver Salmon: Although the peak season for silver salmon is later in the summer, early catches are being reported. These fish are known for their acrobatic fights and make for exciting fishing.

Kasilof River

The Kasilof River is also bustling with activity this June. The hatchery king salmon run is strong, offering excellent fishing opportunities.

  • Hatchery King Salmon: Anglers are reporting successful trips with many landing hatchery king salmon. The bag limit for hatchery kings is two per day, and the use of single-hook artificial lures is required.
  • Sockeye Salmon: Similar to the Kenai, the sockeye salmon run on the Kasilof is thriving. With the increased bag limits, it’s a great time to target these fish.

Featured: Youth Fishing Opportunities

At KFF, we are passionate about introducing the next generation to the joys of fishing. June is the perfect time to bring young anglers out to the rivers. The extended area for the youth-only fishery on the Ninilchik River now allows fishing from the mouth of the river to the 2-mile markers near the Garrison Ridge Road bridge. This special regulation ensures that young fishers have a dedicated space to hone their skills and enjoy the sport.

Tips for a Successful June Fishing Trip

  1. Plan Ahead: June is a busy month on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Make sure to book your trip in advance to secure your spot.
  2. Gear Up: Ensure you have the right gear for the season. Single-hook artificial lures are mandatory for king salmon fishing on the Kasilof.
  3. Stay Informed: Keep an eye on the latest regulations and updates from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Compliance with the rules ensures a sustainable and enjoyable fishing experience for everyone.

Don’t miss out on the incredible fishing opportunities this June. Book your trip with Kenai Fly Fish today and experience the thrill of salmon fishing in Alaska’s pristine waters. Our expert guides are ready to provide you with an unforgettable adventure.

For more updated info, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website: ADF&G Updates.


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