Explore Kenai

Soldotna, Alaska

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Explore Kenai provides one-stop shopping for your Alaskan adventure! 

Personalized Trips: Receive a customized fishing trip that meets your needs. Choose from small or large river fishing.

Kenai Local Expertise: Speak directly with a life-long local of the Kenai Peninsula. Get questions answered regarding travel dates, lodging, activities, etc.

World-Class Fishing: We offer own own guided trips for king, sockeye, and silver salmon, as well as rainbow trout.

The Waters

Kenai River: The Kenai River is the most popular sport fishing destination in Alaska - famous for chinook (king) salmon and trophy size rainbow trout. It also features four other types of salmon (sockeye, coho, chum and pink), dolly varden and steelhead.

The Kenai River is the longest river in the Kenai Peninsula of south central Alaska. It runs 82 miles westward from Kenai Lake through Skilak Lake to its outlet into the Cook Inlet of the Pacific Ocean in the town of Kenai.

Russian River & Quartz Creek: Like the Kenai, the Russian River (13 miles) is famous for its fishing, especially for salmon. There are two runs of sockeye salmon each year, in mid-June and mid-July.

For those wanting to fly fish, the Russian River has rainbow trout that can be targeted with dry flies, nymphs and beads.

Bear viewing also attracts visitors to the area.

While salmon fishing is not permitted in Quartz Creek, anglers can target dolly varden and rainbow trout during the salmon spawn.  Quartz Creek flows into Kenai Lake and is located adjacent to Cooper Landing.

Anchor River & Deep Creek: The Anchor River (30 miles) is a popular spot for camping and fishing when there are salmon runs, and catch-and-release steelhead fishing.

Deep Creek, located almost halfway between the towns of Kenai and Homer, offer another chance for visitors to catch-and-release steelhead in the Fall.

About the Guide, Dallas Voss

As a life-long Alaskan, who was raised in Kenai, fishing has always been a part of Dallas. Growing up, almost every adventure she can remember revolved around fishing – from large rivers, to small streams and the ocean. Her family not only found free time for sport fisheries, but also took part in commercial fisheries  – gill netting for salmon, longlining for halibut and farming oysters.

In 2014,  she was introduced to fly fishing. After some growing pains the first summer, she fell in love with the sport and has been revolving her free time around fly fishing ever since. Living on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula, her backyard features five species of salmon, rainbow trout, steelhead and grayling.   

In 2018, she got involved with Alaska Fly Fishers and helped host Fishing Tv's World Fishing Day on June 23. Both organizations aim to unite the angling community and bring new people to the sport.

Message Guide

$175.00 Half Day - Morning (4 Hours)

Wading, Float Trip, Fly Fishing, Fresh Water
Morning Half Day
1–4 People

Available trip add-ons: Combo Trip - 2 Species $30.00
Willie 20' Drift Boat, Willie Predator

All gear is included.

$175.00 Half Day - Afternoon (4 Hours)

Wading, Float Trip, Fly Fishing, Fresh Water
Afternoon Half Day
1–4 People

Available trip add-ons: Combo Trip - 2 Species $30.00
Willie 20' Drift Boat, Willie Predator

All gear is included.

$250.00 Full Day (8 Hours)

Wading, Float Trip, Fly Fishing, Fresh Water
Full Day
1–4 People

Available trip add-ons: Combo Trip - 2 Species $50.00
Willie 20' Drift Boat, Willie Predator

All gear is included.

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Location

Fish Targeted

King Salmon

Sockeye Salmon

Silver Salmon

Rainbow Trout

Fishing Seasons

Fishing on the Kenai Peninsula can be year round, with the bulk of the fishing done from June to September. The colder months are less popular for visitors, but can still produce decent rainbow fishing.

On the Kenai Peninsula, we target three species of salmon and trout. These are the following runs we fish:
June - King Salmon (1st Run)
July  - Sockeye Salmon (1st Run)
        - King Salmon (2nd Run)
        - Sockeye Salmon (2nd Run)
Late July - Rainbow Trout
Aug.-Sept. - Rainbow Trout
                  - Silver Salmon


Licenses and Requirements

Guests are required to have a valid Alaska fishing license, which may be purchased here

Suggested Tip

20% per day



More Info

Weather on the Kenai Peninsula is completely unpredictable and can change through the day - please bring warm clothes and rain gear and let us know if you’ll be bringing your own waders or if you need some provided for you.