Kenai Silver Salmon
Tackle and bait
The Kenai River is a glacier-fed river and Alaska's most popular sport fishing destination, particularly for salmon. The river has a unique and amazing turquoise color, especially in the upper and middle portions. The river is easily accessible and wildlife is abundant... certainly a family favourite.
Known for their fighting spirit, the Silver Salmon average between 10 and 13 pounds. These super spunky and plentiful fish are always an angler favourite. Silver Salmon are good biters and make excellent table fare. Its hard to go wrong with a day of Silver Fishing.
Where it's at.
This trip begins and ends in friendly Soldotna, Alaska, home to the Kenai River and the world's largest Salmon catch.
License and stamps
Both residents and non-residents age 16 or older must possess a Sport Fishing License for this trip. State residents age 60 or older who maintain their residency may participate without a Sport Fishing License, however must possess an ADF&G Permanent ID Card. Permanent ID Card applications are available only at Fish and Game offices.
This trip is provided by Jim Rusk Fishing. Jim is a native Alaskan who has fished the Kenai and Kasilof rivers since he was a boy. He’s been guiding anglers on these Kenai Peninsula rivers since 1987. You will find guide service reflects strongly his long-lived passion for the area's fishing. Remember, your guide is there to ensure you have a safe fishing trip.
Boat, tackle and bait
Fish from aboard a 20' hand-crafting Willie Boat powered by Yamaha. These boats are very wide, making them stable and roomy, so fishing is quite comfortable. You'll enjoy the Bentley seats, diamond plate flooring, plenty of dry storage and other features.
Fish processing and shipment
Your catch is carefully cleaned, filleted and/or steaked, then vacuum sealed for maximum protection against freezer burn. The fish is flash frozen and shipped overnight to your choice location. Up to 50 pounds catch processing and shipping is included in trip price.
Lodging and meals
Make yourself at home in one of four newly renovated cabins on the Kenai River. Each cabin is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, shower and toilet. In addition, there is a fully-equipped community kitchen on the property. A grated walkway provides easy access to fishing and there are cleaning stations and freezer space available. The property is family-friendly and includes a fire pit and several grills.
Things to bring.
More information, coming soon.
More fun to do.
The Soldotna area offers a variety of activities and the people will make you feel right at home. Exploring the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is amazing, whether by hike or a scenic flight. Clam digging along the beaches of Cook Inlet can be fun for the entire family. Wildlife viewing is always an option, whether it is the exhilarating sight of a bear or the relaxing sound of the American Dipper. Also, glacier tours and snow skiing are less than a day away.