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Silver Salmon Fishing In Alaska

A tough, wily fish: the King of the North, the Coho salmon. It’s easy to find in the rivers of the Kenai Peninsula and a favorite for cooking due to its high-fat content.

What to Know About Silver Salmon in Alaska

Basic Description: Coho salmon are fish that are known for their silver color and are in the salmon family. The scientific name is based on the Russian word for coho, “kizhuch.”

Physical Description: Coho salmon’s appearance changes drastically during their lifetime. They start out in the ocean with silver on their sides and dark blue backs. After moving to fresh water, they develop bright red pinkish sides, bluish-green heads, and dark spots on their backs. Males may also show a slight arching of the back. Mature adults have a pronounced red skin color with darker backs and average 28 inches (71 cm) and 7 to 11 pounds (3.2 to 5.0 kg).

Season: From July to October.

Silver Salmon Fishing Charters on the Kenai Peninsula

If you’re looking for the best place for silver salmon fishing in Alaska, Kenai Peninsula is the place to go! And if you’re looking for the best fishing charter in Kenai, Kenai Kingpin is the one for you.

Whether you’re a veteran fisherman or are a newcomer to the sport, Kenai Kingpin is here for your fishing needs. Our staff has over a decade of experience, and we’re ready to help you set out on an expedition of your choice.

So, if you’re looking for some ultimate salmon fishing in Alaska, then look no further. We offer charter trips on the Kenai River and the Kasilof River with some of the best fishing guides in the business. The pristine fishing is unmatched and there’s a variety of opportunities to experience it. Contact Kenai Kingpin today and experience some of the best fishing you could have, anywhere!

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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!