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Rockfish Fishing In Alaska

Rockfish, with their distinctive spines and deep water habitat, can live to be over 100 years old. These fish are most easily identified by their dorsal fin, which is often times their only distinguishing feature.

What to Know About Rockfish in Alaska

Basic Description: The Alaskan rockfish, also known as the Pacific rockfish, is the most common near-shore fish on the West Coast of North America. There are more than 70 different types of rockfish, and they are part of the much larger fish genus of Sebastes.

Physical Description: Rockfish have a variety of different body shapes and sizes. They may have an elongated, deep body with a comparatively large head. The eyes vary from large to small and some Sebastes species have spines on their heads; these vary from small and weak to robust and there can be up to 8 spines. Some Rockfish species lack a spiny horizontal ridge below the eye. The jaws have many small conical teeth and there are teeth on the roof of the mouth.

Season: From mid-May to the end of November.

Rockfish Fishing Charters on the Kenai Peninsula

If you’re looking for the best place for rockfish fishing in Alaska, look no further than the Kenai Peninsula! And luckily, if you want to experience such an adventure yourself, there’s a charter fishing company that can help—Kenai Kingpin.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned fisherman, Kenai Kingpin is here to help. We have the expertise and experience to make your fishing trips successful, no matter what kind of fishing charter you’re looking for in the Kenai Peninsula.

So if you’re looking for some of the best fishing charters in Alaska, contact Kenai Kingpin. We offer fishing trips across the Kenai River and the Kasilof River, where our guides are experts. Get the fishing charter in Kenai you’ve been looking for, and reach out to Kenai Kingpin 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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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!