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Fishing

GUIDED TRIPS, FLY-OUTS, AND FISHING PACKAGES

Trout, dollies, sockeye, silvers and kings all require certain techniques and different presentations. With approximately 400 registered fishing guides on the Kenai, and seasons and run-times varying each year, the task of finding the right guided trip for you can be daunting. Alaska Heavenly Lodge's staff has experience guiding and fishing Alaska's premium waters for over a decade and call many of the Kenai's top guides close friends. Allow us to customize an Alaskan Fishing Adventure you will not forget!

The world famous Kenai River begins at Kenai Lake and runs 80 miles to Cook Inlet. The river is divided into three sections: the Upper, the Middle, and the Lower River. Each section is unique in its scenery and can offer fishermen and women different species of fish, fishing techniques, and overall experience on the water. Walk-in trips to the Russian River, Quartz Creek, the Anchor, and other small streams are available. Fully guided fishing trips (gear and tackle included), start at $175.00 - $300.00 per angler, per day. Multi-day packages are available.

The backcountry of Alaska awaits those few anglers who are willing to get off the road-system. A mere 30 to 40 minute flight can get you and your companions to some amazing streams teeming with Alaskan trophies. There is no better way to see the last frontier than from the seat of a floatplane!

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rainbow trout

Girthy, Chrome, Magnums... these are just some of the words used to describe the Kenai River's trophy Rainbow Trout. Alaska Heavenly Lodge sits overlooking the headwaters of this world famous fishery. With an exponential return of Sockeye, King, Pink, and Silver Salmon, it is no wonder why this river tips the scales in legendary trout. Every year salmon swim up the Kenai to spawn and die, leaving an all you can eat buffet of flesh and eggs in the water system. Just pick the right fly or bead and strap on your seatbelt. The Kenai River opens June 11th for trout.

king salmon

Spin-n-glows, eggs, plugs, plugs with divers, K-16's wrapped with sardines, vibrax, drifting, back-bouncing, and back-trolling are some of the terms used to describe targeting the Kenai River's Chinook Salmon. Home to the world record King (97 pounds), these Kenai River, turbo-charged giants can tip the scales at 80 to 90 lbs. The average fish weighs in at 25 to 50 lbs., but you could be the next to hold the record! King Salmon season begins mid-May and runs through the 31st of July.

Red Salmon

With two giant runs of Sockeye Salmon and a more than generous bag limit, it is no wonder why the Kenai River is one of the most popular fishing spots in all of Alaska. Our Sockeye Salmon are known for explosive runs and rival the Copper River Reds for unbelievable flavor! Bring your catch back to the lodge to be grilled up or FedEx it home to eat with your friends and neighbors. Sockeye Salmon season begins June 11th and runs through early August.

Silver Salmon

Last to spawn, running late August through September, thousands of Coho Salmon return to the Kenai River. Arguably the best fighting salmon, these fish are pursued for their rocketing aerial acrobatics and overall ability to "buck-down". Silvers average 8 to 15 lbs. in the Kenai River. These salmon are commonly aggressive feeders willing to take plugs, spinners and, for the fly fisherman, streamers and leeches. The only thing to match their fight is their wonderful flavor. Great on the rod and the grill, these salmon are a "reel" catch!


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