Calendar Schedule

  • King Salmon –  First run: mid-May to early July. Second run: Early July to season closure on July 31.
  • Sockeye Salmon – First run: late May to early July. Second run: Mid-July to Mid August
  • Coho Salmon – First run: late July to late August. Second run: Early September through Coho season Closure on November 30
  • Rainbow Trout – June 11th through April 14th
  • Dolly Varden – June 11th through April 14th
  • Pink Salmon – Late July through mid-August on every even year

 

Here are some options for you to go by:

May

  • King Salmon – Kenai River, Kasilof River, Ninilchik, Deep Creek, Anchor River and the Offshore trolling in Cook Inlet
  • Halibut – Cook Inlet Waters (Combo King Salmon/Halibut Charters)

June

  • King Salmon – Kenai River, Kasilof River, Ninilchik, Deep Creek, Anchor River and Fly-outs to the Chuit River.
  • Sockeye Salmon – Upper Kenai River at Russian River opens (June 15) and Wolverine Creek Fly-outs
  • Halibut – Cook Inlet Waters
  • Rainbow Trout/Dolly Varden – Mouth of Kenai River to Lower Skilak Lake opens (June11th thru May1st) with the best times being in June, August, September & October

July

  • King Salmon – Kenai and Kasilof Rivers
  • Sockeye Salmon – Kenai River, Kasilof River, Russian River, and Fly-outs
  • Silver Salmon – Kenai River and Kasilof River (last week of July) and Fly-outs
  • Halibut – Cook Inlet Waters
  • Rainbow Trout/Dolly Varden – Lower and Upper Kenai River
  • Combo Halibut, Ling Cod, Yellow Eye and Sea Bass – Homer or Seward

August

  • Silver Salmon – Kenai River, Kasilof River and Fly-outs, Kenai and Kasilof rivers peak around Mid Month
  • Sockeye Salmon – Mid and Upper Kenai River
  • Halibut – Cook Inlet Waters
  • Rainbow Trout/ Dolly Varden – Lower, Mid and Upper Kenai River with the Lower and Mid being the best
  • Combo Halibut, Ling Cod, Yellow Eye and Sea Bass – Homer or Seward

September

  • Silver Salmon – Kenai River, Kasilof River, Fly-outs
  • Halibut – Cook Inlet Waters
  • Rainbow Trout/ Dolly Varden – Mid and Upper Kenai River with the Mid and Upper being great
  • Combo Halibut, Ling Cod, Yellow Eye and Sea Bass – Homer or Seward

October

  • Silver Salmon – Kenai River
  • Halibut – To Much Bad Weather
  • Rainbow Trout/ Dolly Varden – Mid and Upper Kenai River with the Mid and Upper being excellent fishing