Although summer seems to be the most popular season for fishing, fall in Alaska presents an assortment of perks to eager anglers. Besides a few peak runs for some species in July and August, autumn is still one of the best times to target salmon and trout on the Kenai River. Moreover, halibut fishing on the Cook Inlet can be productive through September and sometimes into October.
“When is the best time to visit Alaska?” Well, that is going to depend mostly on what you want to target. The bottom line is that the Kenai Peninsula and its waters offer an unrivaled experience from late May through September, but you’ll need to decide what you’ll be going after.
Although the majority of anglers coming to the Kenai Peninsula are adults, we eagerly welcome anyone who wants to take their kids fishing in Alaska. If you are reading this, then you probably already know the valuable lessons we learn during our time as anglers, but it’s worth noting regardless.
As we say goodbye to fall and await winter's arrival, the Alaska fishing season at Jimmie Jack's Fishing will come to a close. As much as we look forward to a short break, we'll also be eagerly looking forward to resuming our Alaskan fishing charters in May.
Fall fishing in Alaska is something that every avid angler should aspire to obtain. Although peak season occurs for many species during the summer months, autumn offers some of the best salmon and trout fishing opportunities on the Kenai River. On top of that, halibut fishing on the Cook Inlet has proven successful well into September.
With its majestic mountains, pristine waters, and unscathed wilderness, it’s no wonder that the Kenai Peninsula is considered a premier destination for anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Ensconced on the mighty bluffs of the Cook Inlet, Jimmie Jack’s Fishing Lodge offers an immaculate gateway to Alaska’s playground. As one can imagine, the ideal setting presented in one of the most beautiful regions of the world is the perfect place to experience fishing in Alaska. It’s no secret that we have some of the highest catch rates in the state, but even so, our recommendation is to hire an Alaskan fishing guide. The opportunity to catch and release one of the largest king salmon in the history of the world. Nine out of the 10 largest king salmon in the world were caught on the Kenai River!
Fishing in Alaska happens all year round, but, if you are coming from out of state, you’ll likely be visiting in the summer, and June fishing in Alaska is hard to beat. The peak season for many species will be occurring in June, so your chance at a personal best is not out of reach. Early summer fishing in Alaska can be very rewarding and you’re about to find out why.