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Kenai River Rainbow Trout

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." - John Muir

Planning Your Perfect Trip

At Alaskan Angling Adventures we are here to help you put together your dream Alaskan fishing adventure.  Here are a few tips to help you get started.


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Where We Are

We are  located in Cooper Landing, AK, the heart of the Chugach National Forest.  Located about two hours from Anchorage and Homer, and one hour from Soldotna or Seward.  The only thing better than the surrounding natural beauty is the fishing.  Come see for yourself why the Kenai is famous around the world.

Driving Directions:

From Anchorage: Follow Hwy. 1 south. At the junction with Hwy. 9 follow signs to Homer/Kenai/Soldotna. About 15 miles after the turnoff you will come to Cooper Landing. Total driving time is approximately 2 hours.

From Soldotna: Follow Hwy. 1 north for approximately 1 hour to Cooper Landing.

From Homer: Follow Hwy. 1 north for about 120 miles.  Total driving time is approximately 2.5 hours.

From Seward:Follow Hwy. 9 north. At the junction with Hwy. 1 follow signs to Homer/Kenai/Soldotna. Approximately 15 miles after the turnoff you will come to Cooper Landing. Total driving time is about 1 hour.

When to Come

"The best time to go fishing is when you can get away." - Robert Traver

The best time to fish Alaska really is when you can get away to do it.  World class native salmon and trout fishing on the best road accessible river in the world is waiting for you!

There is never a bad time to come, but there are historically better times for catching your dream fish.

Kenai River Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

Season: June 11 - April 1

Peaks: June 11 - June 25

August 13- October 25

Kenai River Dolly Varden Char

Dolly Varden Char

Season: June 11 - April 1

Peaks: June 11 - June 25

August 13- October 25

Kasilof River King Salmon

King (Chinook) Salmon

Season: May 16 - July 31

Peaks: June 1 - June 25

July 12 - July 31

Kenai River Coho Salmon

Silver (Coho) Salmon

Season: August 1 - November 31

Peaks: August 10 - August 25

September 25 - October 31

Kenai RIver Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye (Red) Salmon

Season: June 11 - August 20

Peaks: June 13 -June 25

July 10 - August 10

Kenai River Pink Salmon

Pink (Humpy) Salmon

Season: Even Year Returns

Peaks: August 15 - September 25

Alaska Steelhead Trout

Steelhead Trout

Season: September 1 - October 31

Peaks: September 20 - October 31

What We Provide

In addition to the expert knowledge, guidance and instruction gleaned from over a decade and a half fishing here we provide all of your fishing gear including quality rods and reels, line and terminal tackle.  Waders can be provided free of charge if you don't have your own.  Life jackets are provided on all guided drift boat trips.  We can if pick you up from your local lodging if needed .  Fish cleaning is complimentary for any salmon we keep.  Local options for packing and shipping are available.  Trout and char are strictly catch and release.

  All skill levels and ages are welcome.

What to Bring

We highly recommend packing the following items so that you may fully enjoy your Alaskan adventure

    Alaska fishing license (with King stamp for King trips)

    Warm layered clothing

    Wool or synthetic socks

    Waders (please note: felt soles are no longer allowed in Alaska, waders can also be provided in most sizes free of charge)

    Rain gear


    Suntan lotion

    Polarized sunglasses

    Hearty lunch

    Water or other beverages

Please Note: You must have your license/stamp physically with you to fish.  Visit the Alaska Fish and Game web site to purchase online at or plan to purchase one locally a few days ahead of time.

Local Cooper Landing Links

Cooper Landing Lodging


Sunrise Inn

Princess Lodge

Eagle Landing

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