Rainbow Trout

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Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout Fishing In Alaska

Rainbow trout, a species found in all fifty states, is not just popular, but also noteworthy for its rich taste and high nutritional and antioxidant content.

What to Know About Rainbow Trout in Alaska

Basic Description: The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. The steelhead (sometimes called “steelhead trout”) is an anadromous (sea-run) form of the coastal rainbow trout (O. m. irideus) or Columbia River redband trout (O. m. gairdneri)

Physical Description: Rainbow trout are 1 to 5 pounds, but in other areas they can be 20 pounds. They are usually blue-green or olive green with heavy black spotting over the length of their body. There is a red stripe, most apparent on breeding males, which runs from the gills, to the tail. The caudal fin is generally not forked. Lake-dwelling and anadromous forms are typically more silvery in color with a red stripe that is barely noticeable.

Season: From early June to mid-October.

Rainbow Trout Fishing Charters on the Kenai Peninsula

Looking for the best place in Alaska to fish for rainbow trout? Check out Kenai Peninsula! And if you want to book a top fishing charter in the Kenai Peninsula, Kenai Kingpin is the way to go.

Whatever your experience level with fishing, Kingpin Kenai is here to help. We have experienced staff on hand to help you set out on any fishing trip on the Kenai Peninsula—no matter how big or small your quest may be.

So if you’re looking for an Alaskan fishing trip that includes world-class rainbow trout fishing across the Kenai Peninsula, contact Kenai Kingpin. We offer some of the best salmon fishing in Alaska!

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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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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!