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Halibut Fishing In Alaska

Halibut are unique-looking fish, and they’re a lot of fun to catch. They can grow to be quite large, and they have big, thick fillets that are wonderful whether you deep fry or grill them.

What to Know About Halibut in Alaska

Basic Description:  Halibut is a common name for three flatfish that are in the genus Hippoglossus. The word is derived from haly (holy) and butte (flat fish), for its popularity on Catholic holy days. Halibut are demersal fish and highly regarded as a food fish as well as a sport fish.

Physical Description: Halibut are dark brown on top with a white to off-white underside. They have very small scales invisible to the naked eye embedded in their skin. Halibut are symmetrical at birth with one eye on each side of the head. About six months later, during larval metamorphosis, one eye migrates to the other side of the head. The eyes are permanently set once the skull is fully ossified.

Season: From mid-March through mid-November.

Halibut Fishing Charters on the Kenai Peninsula

If you’re looking for the best place to catch halibut while fishing in Alaska, then Kenai Peninsula should be your destination of choice. And if you want to go on a charter fishing trip, Kenai Kingpin is the right choice for you.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve fished for years or have never picked up a rod in your life—Kenai Kingpin is here to help make your fishing dreams a reality. With our experienced staff, we can set out on any fishing trip on the Kenai Peninsula you can think of!

Fishing in Alaska is better than you could ever imagine, and it’s waiting for you. The Kenai Kingpin is here to provide you with the best fishing experience at the Kenai River or Kasilof River. Our expert guides can help you find some of the best halibut fishing in Alaska and a great fishing experience overall. Call Kenai Kingpin and start your next great adventure, today!

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Kenai Kingpin specializes in family friendly trips for all species of salmon and trout on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Trips last up to 6 hours or until limits of salmon have been caught. We can accommodate up to 5 anglers per group. Groups with 2-3 anglers may be mixed with other groups.

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Kenai KingPin offers the best fishing charter experience in Soldotna, Alaska. Our crew is family-run and offers local, experienced guides who know the Kenai Peninsula better than anyone. Kenai KingPin specializes in first-time fishers and seasoned veterans alike.

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The Fishing Spots
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Lower Kenai River

The Lower Kenai River offers fishermen a variety of fishing opportunities. The fish are so big because of the abundant food there, including rainbow trout, steelhead (ocean-run), and Dolly Varden. These fish gorge themselves on small fish, salmon eggs, and salmon carcasses reaching record sizes!  Don’t miss out on these once-in-a-lifetime catches, and get on board with Kenai KingPin today!

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Middle Kenai River

The Middle Kenai River has become a popular fishing spot. The watershed holds plenty of rainbow trout and steelhead, and there are plenty of stocked salmon too. This section is not just for people who are drift fishing. If you want to use a motor, you can. This river is a great change of scenery, and it’s new territory to explore- after all, the Upper Kenai River is a popular fishing spot as well.

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Lower/Upper Kasilof River

The Kasilof River, meaning “mountain river” in Dena’ina, is a river on the western Kenai Peninsula in southern Alaska. This cold, powerful river flows northwest to Cook Inlet near Kasilof. Its upper section is swift and classed as Class II whitewater. It’s not for the faint of heart, but those courageous enough to face its challenge will be rewarded with an adventure unlike any other!