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More Than Just An Alaskan Fishing Guide
My name is Matt, and I’m the owner and premier guide of Kenai Kingpin. I have been a Coast Guard-licensed Captain/Guide in Alaska for 17 years now, and I’m a local year-round resident of Soldotna, Alaska, where I’m lucky enough to have the world-famous Kenai River right in my backyard.
I’ve been fishing since I could walk, when my parents bought me your classic “Snoopy” pole and tackle box. I developed a passion for fishing salmon and trout, tying flies, and making my own lures around the age of eight.
After attending college with a major in Fisheries Biology and working as a guide during the summers, I decided to pursue my dream of sharing the passion, excitement, and adventure of these outdoors pursuits with others by becoming a career fishing guide.
As a lifelong fishing enthusiast, being able to share my love of the outdoors and of the sport with people every day is a dream come true of mine.
Kenai Kingpin Outfitters is a small, locally-owned fishing outfitter that specializes in personalizing our trips around each individual, guest, or group to ensure an enjoyable, fun, and productive trip.
We pride ourselves on honesty, and will work with everyone to ensure the best and most accommodating services are provided. We are a professional guide service with many years of experience—we’re not here to just sell a trip and fill a calendar. If the fish are there to catch, you can bet we will put you on them.
Furthermore, at Kenai Kingpin we strive to provide top-level customer service during our excursions. We will make sure each individual leaves with the pure satisfaction their expectations are met, the overall trip has been enjoyable, and the fishing success is as productive as can be.
Lower Kenai River
The Lower Kenai River is a mid-size river that is accessible to both powerboats and drift boats. One of the main attractions on this river are rainbow trout and Dolly Varden, who feast on a plentiful food source of small fish, salmon eggs, and salmon carcasses. This abundant food source allows these fish to grow to record size!
Middle Kenai River
After fishing the Upper Kenai River, which starts at Bing’s Landing and ends at Skilak Lake, fishing the Middle Kenai River can be a great time. This river is not just for drift boats — fishing the Middle Kenai River with a motor can also be fun. The watershed has huge rainbow trout, steelhead (ocean-run), and plenty of salmon to fill your net.
Lower/Upper Kasilof River
The Kasilof River, or Ggasilatnu in Dena’ina, can be found on the Western Kenai Peninsula in southern Alaska. It flows northwest to Cook Inlet and is renowned for its Class II whitewater rapids. The lower section of the river is swift, and a challenge that one must be ready for. This river is unlike any other, and if you take it on, you’ll have an adventure that will last a lifetime.
Kenai Fishing Trips & Rates
Kenai KingPin is a specialist in customizing your fishing trips. You will find many guide services offer a very simple package and regime that doesn’t adhere to your personal needs. We take exceptional pride in communicating with our guests to ensure that you get the best possible scenario in the fishing trip you desire. Our prices include options for a full day (8-9 hours) or a half day (4-5 hours). Our rates are listed on a per person basis. For more in-depth description of what’s included in our trips click here.