GUIDED FISHING IN ALASKA.

FULL DAY FISHING: $275.00/Per Person

HALF DAY FISHING: $175.00/Per Person

The waters of the Kenai Peninsula offer a variety of sport fishing options. Whether you're into spey casting and swinging flies, dead drifting egg patterns, casting/stripping flies or you are brand new to the sport or prefer spinning gear or float fishing, Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC has the experience to ensure you have a great guided fishing trip on the Kenai River! No matter your skill level, you'll finish the day feeling like you've been fishing your whole life!

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WHAT'S INCLUDED?

 A Sample of Equipment Provided by Your Fly Fishing Guides at Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC

A Sample of Equipment Provided by Your Fly Fishing Guides at Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 20' WILLIES DRIFT BOAT - THE MOST TRUSTED DRIFT BOATS IN ALASKA
  • ONBOARD HEATER FOR YOUR COMFORT
  • ASSORTMENT OF COFFEE, DRINKS AND SNACKS
  • 6-9WT FLY RODS AND REELS, SPINNING RODS AND TROLLING RODS
  • CHEST WADERS AND WADING BOOTS (AS NEEDED)
  • FLIES, LEADERS, LURES, BAIT AND TERMINAL TACKLE
  • SALMON FILLETING ON THE RIVER

NOT INCLUDED

  • CURRENT ALASKA STATE FISHING LICENSE - AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE
  • SUNSCREEN, BUG REPELLENT, POLARIZED SUNGLASSES
  • WEATHER-SPECIFIC  CLOTHING (LAYERS AND WARM SOCKS)

GRATUITIES

  • TERMINAL TACKLE, BAIT, FLIES, SHUTTLES, FUEL, BOAT LAUNCH FEES AND RODS/REELS ARE PROVIDED BY INDIVIDUAL GUIDES.  IT IS CUSTOMARY FOR GUIDES TO RECEIVE GRATUITIES BASED ON THEIR PROFESSIONALISM AND ATTENTIVENESS.  A TYPICAL GRATUITY IS AROUND 20%

TRIP OPTIONS:

 

  Typical Sockeye Fishing on the Kenai River

Typical Sockeye Fishing on the Kenai River

FULL DAY SALMON  

(May 15th-Oct 31ST)

Primarily fishing the Kenai River or the Kasilof River, we generally begin guided fishing trips between 4 and 9 am. We target Kings, Sockeye and Coho salmon on the Kenai or Kasilof River according to the most current Alaska Fish and Game Emergency Orders, what salmon are in season and what the runs are doing. We target Sockeye Salmon (Reds) and Coho Salmon (Silver Salmon) for harvest. We target King Salmon on the Kasilof River from May 15th-July 31st. Only Hatchery Kings are targeted for harvest per company policy.

**Chinook Salmon (King Salmon) fishing will always be catch and release for wild fish, unless fishing for hatchery fish based on current ADF&G regulations and emergency orders.

When fishing for salmon for a full day, we will work hard to find the best spots where we can intercept migrating fish. Most often, we fish from the shore for Sockeye Salmon as fish migrate very close to the bank. Salmon fishing with fly gear is very fun and will definitely test your angling abilities!


  A gorgeous Silver slammed the fly!

A gorgeous Silver slammed the fly!

On the Kenai River, trips usually depart from 5-8am and last for 4 hours. We target Sockeye Salmon or Coho Salmon based on current ADF&G regulations and seasons.

Half day salmon trips are a great way to see beautiful sections of the Kenai River and have a chance at fighting several aggressive salmon on the fly!


 

FULL DAY KING SALMON ON THE SWING (May15th-July 15th)

  Kevin with multiple Kings on the spey rod!

Kevin with multiple Kings on the spey rod!

We target King Salmon on the swung fly with big spey rods and big flies! Hooking and landing a King on the swing is the stuff fly fishing legends are made of! King Salmon are big, nasty, ferocious predators that will nearly rip the rod out of your hands!

Kings on the swing are a special, by request only trip for 1 or 2 anglers. Success is not guaranteed, but the rewards are worth the effort.

**Chinook Salmon (King Salmon) fishing will always be catch and release for wild fish, unless fishing for hatchery fish based on current ADF&G regulations and emergency orders.  


  Jackie with a huge Rainbow Trout on the Kenai!

Jackie with a huge Rainbow Trout on the Kenai!

**Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden fishing will always be catch and release, no exceptions.

Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden on the Kenai Peninsula can reach enormous proportions! Depending on the time of year, they can be taken with flies both on the swing and under an indicator. It is not uncommon to catch Kenai Peninsula trout on flesh flies, egg imitations, leeches and other traditional flies.

Spring and early summer can be epic for those interested in more traditional fishing methods. If numbers and size are your thing, late summer and early fall can produce fish of a lifetime! Late fall and early winter is a great time to try swinging flesh flies and trout-sized intruders.


  A beauty that took a classic nymph!

A beauty that took a classic nymph!

**Trout fishing will always be catch and release, no exceptions.

On the Kenai River, trips usually depart at 6 or 7am or noon/1pm for afternoon trips. We target Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden with traditional fly fishing gear. Depending on the season we use swinging techniques and/or indicator nymphing techniques. 

Half day trout trips are an excellent way to get a taste of what the Kenai has to offer, both with fishing and tremendous beauty!


  Late fall resident Rainbow Trout on the swing!

Late fall resident Rainbow Trout on the swing!

Taking advantage of the late summer fishing combines the best of both worlds! Often on combo salmon/trout trips, you'll start off the day fishing for trout as the boat navigates to prime salmon fishing destinations. There, you'll switch gears, targeting salmon (generally from shore). Once you've finished salmon fishing for the day, you'll finish out by drifting/fishing for trout until the trip has ended.