Fishing | Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council

The Kenai is world renowned for its wide-ranging fishing opportunities. Four species of salmon by the thousands – no, make that hundreds of thousands – find their way into the Peninsula’s bays, rivers and lakes to return to where their lives began. Virtually any time of the summer is salmon fishing season on the Kenai. The largest King Salmon of all, weighing close to 100 pounds, are sought on the famed lower Kenai River. Salmon is only part of the draw.

Most seacoast towns on the Kenai offer charter fishing for halibut and other saltwater species. What an experience to spend a day out on the water, to feel the sea breeze, and to reel in that barn-door size halibut! The mountain lakes, rivers and streams of the Kenai Peninsula are home to Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and Arctic Grayling – fly fishing at its finest.