Alaskan Fishing Playground
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game also stocks 27 lakes in which the species stocked varies by lake; however includes rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, Arctic grayling and Arctic char. River fisheries occur for a variety of species from motorized boats, non-motorized drift boats and from the riverbanks. Fishing area lakes is popular from both motorized and non-motorized boats and canoes.
For good reason the Kenai River is the most well-known fishing destination in the area. From its source at the outlet of Kenai Lake at Cooper Landing the Kenai flows 80 miles to Cook Inlet and offers anglers both early- and late-run king, sockeye, Coho and pink salmon as well as superb fishing for rainbow trout. Other popular flowing waters that support differing fishing experiences as well as great salmon fishing or fishing for resident species include: Kasilof, Russian and Swanson rivers as well as Resurrection Creek.
Despite the popularity of these rivers, nearly one hundred lakes in the area contain more fishable water than all of the most popular flowing waters of the rivers and creeks combined. These lakes support natural production of rainbow and lake trout, Dolly Varden/Arctic char and Arctic grayling. Road accessible river fishing from boat or riverbank for salmon, fishing remote alpine lakes for Arctic grayling or fishing for rainbow trout in remote wilderness lakes are some of the sport fishing opportunities that are available in the Northern Kenai Peninsula Area.
The biggest runs of red sockeye will normally be in Late June through July, where literally 1 to 1.5 Million fish will begin their run. The fishing is something of which dreams are made, so thick at times that a man thinks he can walk across them. There are many lodges that support tourism for fishing and dream vacations in the Kenai Peninsula. The one that stands out in this area is the beautiful Salmon Catcher Lodge which is positioned to give you the adventure of a lifetime. With its world class facility, accommodations it is poised to give you a unique Alaska Experience. Just 2 hours and 45 minutes south of Anchorage, as you meander your way down the Steward Highway, one of the world’s most scenic, to the Cook Inlet into this breathtaking part of Alaska.