coho salmonFew 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. Don’t let the weight fool you; this fish puts up a real fight when hooked. Anglers come to Alaska from around the world to match wits with the spunky Coho. 

Coho Salmon Fishing Charters

Alaska’s fall coho salmon fishing is superb. It is the time of year the fish return to freshwater from the salty sea. Jimmie Jack’s Lodge in Kenai, AK offers magnificent accommodations as well as expert fishing charters. The lodge sits on a bluff overlooking Cooks Inlet. Lodge decks provide breathtaking views of the beach and the crashing waves of the Pacific. In the distance, three volcanoes majestically rising from the Alaskan Range meet the horizon. Legend has it the volcanoes whisper, “Welcome to the Great Land.” A stay at Jimmie Jack’s Lodge seems to reinforce the sentiment.

Jimmie Jack Stay

Jimmie Jack’s Lodge is an all-inclusive Alaskan resort. The experience combines comfortable accommodations, fine dining, and fishing excursions with expert guides for the complete package. Jimmie Jack’s property extends to two facilities; Jimmie Jack’s Alaska Fishing Lodge and Alaska SeaScape Lodge both located in Kenai. Drive time to either lodge from Anchorage International Airport is about 3-hours. 

Jimmie Jack’s Original Lodge offers the option of a lodge room or individual cabins. Cabins feature a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor campfire pit. Guests can enjoy breakfast and lunch at the lodge and prepare their favorite dinner in the privacy of their cabin. A variety of packages are available that include fishing charters.

The Alaska SeaScape Lodge has seven, well-appointed guestrooms each with a private bathroom. The SeaScape’s dedicated chef prepares mouth-watering gourmet meals. Menus change daily but always feature the absolute freshest-fresh catch available anywhere. Daily fishing charter schedules are posted at both properties. For full package details and rates visit the Jimmie Jack’s Lodge website

Jimmie Jack Fishing

Alaskan fishing is prime during most seasons of the year. Anglers come to Kenai to fish for world-class king salmon, halibut, rockfish, rainbow trout, and of course – Coho salmon. Jimmie Jack’s’ fleet of charter fishing boats is well-equipped to deliver the best experience possible. 

“Willie Boats” custom-designed to provide a luxury, modern, comfortable ride. Suitable for drift only, guides will row you to the best Coho fishing spots. Willie Boats seats four passengers.

“Big Iron” is a 33-foot Hatco and offers ample seating for six passengers. 

“Unforgiven” transports fishing enthusiasts at a speed of 33 knots. Unforgiven accommodates six guests.

“POGO” is the newest member of the fishing fleet. Ideal for Coho salmon. The boat is high-speed and comfortable.

For some of the best fall Coho salmon fishing in the world plan your visit to Kenai, Alaska!