LODGE INFORMATION AND ITINERARY
Kenai Riverside Lodge is
situated on the scenic banks of the Upper Kenai River in Cooper Landing, the
heart of the Kenai Peninsula. The Lodge has authentic and uniquely Alaskan
ambience. There is nothing quite like relaxing on the lodge's expansive
riverside deck while scoping for a bald eagle or watching salmon swim by in the
mesmerizing turquoise waters of the Kenai. You can relax in your cabin when
you are not fishing at this world famous fishing destination.
1/Arrival: Plan to be picked-up in Anchorage in the afternoon between
14:00H and 15:00H (exact times to be specified at time of booking, depending on
your pick up point). Depart the city for a scenic two hour drive to Cooper
Landing, home of Kenai Riverside Lodge and the Kenai Riverside Fishing program.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted for an orientation and tour of the property
with time to settle into your cabin before dinner. After being briefed by the
seasoned fishing staff on what to expect over the next few days, enjoy a
relaxing evening and prepare for tomorrow's fishing
Day 2 +: Fishing days, as selected in
advance of your visit, are based from Kenai Riverside Lodge. Fish up to eight
hours per day with other anglers (novice to accomplished) and the experienced
and friendly guides on the upper and lower Kenai River. Fishing takes place by boat or on the riverbanks. The lodge can also arrange
for halibut charters, as well as coho salmon fishing in Resurrection Bay,
depending on the season, and special fly-out fishing adventures (all those options would be at additional cost). Your fishing
options and destinations will be scheduled in advance of your visit.
Departure day: After breakfast, bid farewell to Kenai
Riverside Lodge and return to Anchorage via shuttle arriving by noon.
General Guideline for fishing!
June 11 - June 25: First
run of sockeye salmon plus first run of king salmon.
July 15 - July 31:
Second run of king salmon.
July 15 - August 10: Second run of sockeye
August 1 - August 20: Silver salmon on Resurrection Bay
20 - September 5: Silver salmon on the Lower Kenai.
August 5 - End of
September: Prime trout fishing on the Upper Kenai River
July through September: Fishing for Dolly Varden
place from shore, in drift or power boats. Please note that rivers can be closed
to fishing for certain time periods to protect the salmon. There also are limits
for each type of fish being able to fish/keep depending on the type of fish. Some fish, like trout is catch and release only. Those regulations have been established to protect the different fish species and it may
change from season to season. Often, each person is limited to 2 catches either
per day or per season. The outlined "fish" schedule is approximate only to give a general guideline.