Kenai River Guiding Service

What to bring

Purchase Alaska Fishing License

[BUY & PRINT FISHING LICENSE] If you are 60 and an Alaskan resident, you are not required to buy either a King Salmon tag or a fishing license. You are required to have a HARVEST LICENSE (white paper), which is free. Nonresidents are required to buy a license and a tag. Residents and nonresidents under 16 do not require a fishing license but must have a HARVEST license which is free. Fishing licenses may be purchased at sports stores or retail businesses (All guides do not provide fishing licenses at the fishing sites). If you are 16 or above and 60 or above too and a nonresident, you are required to buy a King Salmon tag and a fishing license. King Salmon Tag: May 15th to July 31st. No tag is required from August 1st to September 30th however you must have a fishing license.

Food

We suggest packing food for both the road trip and for your day on the river. A day of fighting Salmon on the Kenai can work you up quite the appetite.

Packing your fish

Packing your fish: Owner and Head Guide Dean Schlehofer will filet and bag your catch when your fishing adventure is over. We do provide packing supplies for your catch: OUR FISH PROCESSING.

Keep your catch as fresh as the day you caught it!

Fresh off the river, and packaged for freshness! We value the flavor of the catch long after you’ve left the river. At King of the River our packaging includes a 1-2 pound, 5 mill commercial polyethylene vacuum package, which is ready for freezing. Our commercial freezers operate at 30 degrees below zero and holding freezers at 20 degrees below zero.

Our fish processing info: http://www.kingoftheriver.com/fish-processing-kenai

Do-It-Yourself Fish Packing!
Local Anchorage, Kenai and Soldotna grocery stores FredMyers, Safeway and CARRS provide gel ice and styrofoam boxes for packing your own fish. They also have published packets available for airline regulations.

Warm Clothing

Warm Clothing: Pants-Levi or cotton type, Chamois or heavy shirt, long underwear (August and September), warm socks, warm coats, hat or lucky cap, gloves, rain gear and boots: Hiking or waterproof (insulated) footwear is strongly recommended. We will provides rain gear and gloves on King of the River boat only.

Rain gear or gloves will not be provided on referral Kenai boats and Kasilof boats.

Bring eye protection and sunblock

Bring Eye Protection and Sunblock: Fishing without sunglasses or sunblock lotion and your day can end in a bit of pain. Sunny or cloudy days we still suggest being prepared because in Alaska weather can change rapidly.

We suggest bringing the best pair of polarized sunglasses you have for both eye protection and spotting your fish below the rivers surface. Bring a good sunblock as well to assure a good tan for the day, and no burning!

Don't forget your camera!

DON’T FORGET THE CAMERA!: While King of the River posts our clients catch of the day on our website, we suggest bringing your own camera to capture the moment. Video, Digital, Film make sure you’re prepared! You worked hard to get away fishing… capture that moment!
“Alaska

KING SALMON FISHING

Kenai River is home to the world's largest salmon! Each year between 40,000 to 45,000 Kings pass through in July alone, and we offer you the chance to hook your own Kenai King Salmon!
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Kasilof Salmon Fishing

KASILOF KING SALMON

We offer an unparalleled drift boat King Salmon fishing experience! We’ll guide you down the Kasilof river, known to local residents as one of the top salmon fishing areas for big game fishing.
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“Alaska

SILVER SALMON FISHING

Experience the explosive power of our Alaska Silver Salmon! Our guided Silver Salmon trips offer you premium access to the Kenai River Silver Salmon run, which average from 10-13 lbs.
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