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Fishing the Kenai Peninsula

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A September 2010 trip to Soldotna by MilwVon

Even the dogs enjoy a fishing trip on the Kenai Peninsula Photo, More Photos
Quote: The Kenai Peninsula (Seward, Homer, Ninilchik, Soldotna, etc) is world famous for its fishing. We took in king salmon fishing back in 2006 and on our most recent trip tried our hand at halibut and silver salmon.

Fishing the Kenai Peninsula

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Fly Fishing Photo, Kenai, Alaska
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Known as "Alaska’s Playground" the Kenai Peninsula is world famous for their fishing. People come from all around the state as well as the US lower 48 to fish here. There are many lodges and fishing camps that cater to this tourism niche. You can come for a day for a half-day (typically five or six hours) or full-day (eight or more hours) charter or book yourself a full, all inclusive fishing package that includes lodging and several fishing charters. Many will bundle freshwater fishing on a river along with open salt water fishing, giving guests the chance to catch several types of fish.If you’re looking to do freshwater fishing, most will say they come here for the salmon, with four ...Read More

Afishunt Charters/Alaska Fishing Charters

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Attraction | "Fishing & Camping at One Convenient Location"

Afishunt Charters/Alaska Fishing Charters Photo, Ninilchik, Alaska
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What a lovely location for a fishing camp and home base for the lower end of the Kenai Peninsula. The location makes Homer, Ninilchik and Clam Gulch all very accessible. This is fishing country and just about anything you want to cast a line for you can catch if you’re here during the right time of the fishing season. AFishunt Charters and Alaskan Angler Fishing & RV Park are owned by John & Sharon Baker who work their business on a daily basis. It was Sharon who I initially worked with last fall as I started the planning of this trip.For us, we were here for the "barn door" halibut. This year the limit was two fish per person. While they range in size from around 10 lbs. to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2010

Afishunt Charters/Alaska Fishing Charters
15640 Kingsley Road
Ninilchik, AK 99639
(907) 567-3393

King Salmon Fishing

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Attraction | "King Salmon Fishing - Sports Den"

Smitty's Dock Photo,
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Summer on the Kenai Peninsula is ALL about the fishing. We did the half-day (afternoon) King Salmon guided fishing trip with Sports Den of Soldotna. Owner Jim Golden was very helpful in taking care of all the details for our fishing experience. Our fishing guide Mark was the best! Even the state of Alaska says so. He has won the "guide of the year" award for his work.We understand that every year there are specific regulations regarding the catch and limits. This year, the limit was one King per day with a maximum of two in a season. In addition to your non-resident's fishing license, you will need to buy a "King" stamp. For non-state residents, the license and stamp was $30 total. Kids unde...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 10, 2006

King Salmon Fishing
Kasilof River
Kenai, Alaska

RW's Fishing & Big Eddy Resort

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Hotel | "Not the Best Experience"

RW's Fishing & Big Eddy Resort Photo, Soldotna, Alaska
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Located right on the Kenai River, this is a fisherman’s Shangri-La. The location is perfect for being outside and enjoying nature and wildlife, as well as fishing right off their 1,000 yards of private riverbank. Unfortunately our continued trip through rainy Alaska kept us from really enjoying much of anything here, including the fishing.Fishing for coho salmon (aka "silvers") is one of the reasons people flock to the Kenai Peninsula late in the summer. While it is the size of the king salmon that bring folks out early in the summer, the acrobatic fight of the silvers is what real anglers seek. Starting September 1st, the daily catch limit is three per person per day.Avera...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 24, 2010

RW's Fishing & Big Eddy Resort
P.o. Box 3824
Soldotna, Alaska 99669

Natron Air

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Attraction | "Air Taxi Service with Natron Air"

Natron Air Photo, Soldotna, Alaska
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Natron Air is locally owned and operated by year-round Alaskans Tim and Janet Pope of Soldotna. We connected with them through Silver Salmon Creek Lodge’s website. The two companies work together in cross promoting tourism to Lake Clark National Park & Preserve. In fact, they recently received an award for their contributions to the Alaskan tourism industry. Well deserved from my personal experiences with both Tim and Janet!They fly what I would consider a spacious plane, accommodating up to 8 passengers in their newly acquired "Airvan" wheeled plane. Boarding and deplaning was very easy and without risk in terms of needing to "jump" out. The little step stool was very much appr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 24, 2010

Natron Air
619 Funny River Rd
Soldotna, Alaska
(907) 262-8440

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MilwVon

MilwVon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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