Kenai, Alaska, is located at the mouth of the famous Kenai River, where giant King Salmon rein supreme, including the sport fishing record of 97 pounds 4 ounces. Kenai is also located on the Cook Inlet, home to Halibut, all five Salmon, Rockfish, and Lingcod, and it is one of the best places in Alaska for fresh and saltwater fishing. It is a fishing destination for anglers all over the globe. There are plenty of professional and knowledgeable Kenai Fishing Charters ready to guide you out to the Inlet for a great day of fishing.
Kenai Saltwater Charters run out into the Cook Inlet, looking for Halibut, Salmon, Lingcod, and various Rockfish, including Yelloweye, Quillback, Silvergray, and Copper. Cook Inlet is where you want to go fishing for Halibut. Charters out from Kenai go North towards Anchorage and South towards Homer, chartering trophy fish like giant Halibut, Salmon, Rockfish, and Lingcod. You can charter a Halibut trip or a Salmon trip. The Halibut near Kenai tend not to be as large as the “Door Mats” down south. However, they are plentiful and average around 25 pounds, and there are still 100-200 pounders pulled up from the waters of the Inlet, so they still yield good fish. Salmon, King(Chinook), and Silver(Coho) are found all up and down the coast and in all of the waters of the Inlet, and they are large and delicious. There are also combination charters where you go further out but can target Halibut, Salmon, or perhaps Rockfish or Lingcod.
Kenai is beautiful with its scenery and with its fishing. Kenai is part of the Kenai Penisula, and it is only a few hour drive from Anchorage. Many anglers fly into Anchorage and make the pilgrimage to Kenai. There are many fishing lodges and plenty of Kenai fishing guides. An added bonus on your charters is all the encounters with nature, be it whales, dolphins, or seals.
Kenai may be known for its freshwater fishing in the Kenai River and other rivers in the area, but anglers here know that there is excellent offshore fishing too.
You need to know that Alaska has many limits and seasons in all state regions. The fishing captain of your Homer Fishing Charter will know all of these rules and regulations. If you are going it alone, you need to know and follow all the rules and regulations. You will need a license for fresh and saltwater, and if you are targeting King Salmon, you need a tag too.