Fishing in Alaska on the Kenai River is one of your best bets to guarantee a big catch, thanks to the abundance of fish and our world-class guides here at Jimmie Jack Fishing. With a big catch comes lots of fillets that fill your freezer. After all, what would a great charter be without many meals to follow?
Expert anglers know that depending on what species of fish you’re trying to catch, the types of fishing boats that you should use varies. The boat can be just as important in your success in catching the fish as the method you use and the time in the season that you go on your fishing trips.
The Kenai River is known across the globe for its salmon fishing. Often times, anglers book trips at Jimmie Jack’s Alaska Fishing Lodge specifically for our several salmon fishing day trips. After each fishing season, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game tracks and reports the Kenai River fish counts for year-to-year comparisons.
As the end of summer approaches, the prime time to fish many species ends, too. However, for rainbow trout, the best months are still ahead of us. The rainbow trout Alaska fishing season officially ends in November, but the best months include August and September. And here at Jimmie Jack Fishing, we’re steps from some of the best rainbow trout fishing in Alaska thanks to our idyllic spot on the Kenai River.
Few things are more identifiable with Alaska than coho salmon. Coho salmon (also known as silver salmon) is a species native to the Pacific northwest. Nicknamed the "fall prince of salmon," Coho is the most popular sport fish in the northwest, possibly in the world. The average weight of a silver salmon is seven to eleven pounds.
Arguably one of the most well-known rivers in the great Alaskan wilderness, the Kenai River is home to the largest annual Chinook salmon run. Anglers come from far and wide to experience this incredible river. If you need any more reason to join our fishing charters on a Kenai River Alaska fishing adventure, here are a few remarkable Kenai River facts.