OFFERING FULL DAY (8hr) and HALF DAY (4hr) fishing excursions on both the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers.
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, Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC has the experience to ensure you have a great day on the water! No matter your skill level, you'll finish the day feeling like you've been fly fishing your whole life!
FULL DAY SALMON (July 15th-Aug 10th/Sept 1st-Oct 31st)
Primarily fishing the Kenai River or the Kasilof River, we generally begin trips between 4 and 6 am. We target salmon 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.
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 as fish migrate very close to the bank. Salmon fishing with fly gear is very fun and will definitely test your angling abilities!
On the Kenai River, trips usually depart from 4-6am 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 and have a chance at fighting a salmon on the fly!
FULL DAY KING SALMON ON THE SWING (May20th-July 15th)
**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.
We target King Salmon on the swing 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.
**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.
**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!
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.