The guides of Great Alaska Adventure Lodge, targeting our surrounding rivers, consistently produce some of Alaska's most impressive Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden catches. Our trout season opens in mid June, with the best fishing in August and September. As they are a delicate resident species, we practice catch and release on all Trout species. Vying with the Kings for label of “most popular sport fish in Alaska”, the Rainbow combines with our excellent Silver Salmon for great late-season angling right up until the end of September. 2-20 pounds. Alaska Trout Fishing is great at Great Alaska Adventure Lodge!
Depending upon weather and water conditions, time of year and a variety of other factors, beginning in mid June, we’ll fish over 60 miles of the amazing Kenai River to produce great variety, good numbers and outstanding individual specimens. For many of our returning fly fishermen, the August and September time frame cannot be surpassed. Sockeye, Silver and (on even years) Pink salmon combine with Trophy Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden to make some truly astounding sport fishing. September adds our beautiful steelhead fishery for some very fine steelhead fishing, as well.
All this terrain means lots of areas for the trout to hide...and with the Kenai's two lakes providing literally hundreds of miles of shoreline and miles of spawning water, our home river is uniquely able to produce really outstanding, native wild trout....and these amazing trout inhabit every inch of it. Each day you may find yourself exploring a new area that just became "the hot spot" a few days earlier...and could change back just as quickly! Our guides are on these stretches of water every day, and we have been doing it for over 25 years, constantly changing colors, presentations and exploring every possible nuance that might mean the trophy on the end of your line. We have been licensed operators in the "limited Entry" areas of the upper Kenai Wildlife Refuge for decades as well.
While fly anglers certainly covet the big trout, spin fishermen feel the same way, and spinning rods give up nothing, targeting the largest of the trout and silver salmon as well from both our power and drift boats. Combined with the lovely changing colors, crisp fall air and nearing end of season, August and September is one of our favorite times to be at Great Alaska Adventure Lodge
The Kenai's Rainbow Trout fishery is a thing to behold. Great Alaska Adventure Lodge has been practicing strict catch and release on all Trout, Char and Steelhead for over a decade, and the fishing has simply gotten better and better each year. I have fished the river for nearly thirty years, and can say with confidence that your chances of catching a truly phenomenal Trout (double digits easily) are better here than perhaps anywhere in the world. In addition to the spectacular Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden (Char family) are also an amazing sport fish and readily available alongside the popular Rainbow, as well as available in August in some of the smaller streams that we frequent.
In addition to the trophy Rainbow of the Kenai, we target the beautiful, tide bright Steelhead in the small streams of the peninsula. Strictly wade fishing, this fishing will test your casting and conditioning at the same time! But for those who love these elusive and special fish, there is no thrill quite like the hookup of a beautiful sea run wild rainbow. Each fish is a trophy it's own right, regardless of size or weight. Fly Rods are the most popular technique for taking these great game fish, however spin fishermen also enjoy catching and releasing these fantastic fish.
Great Alaska Adventure Lodge clients also target wild Rainbow Trout and Sea-Run Dolly Varden in some of our favorite in high alpine lakes on flyouts, small hike-in tributaries of unnamed streams and quiet lakes, and even Arctic Grayling, ("the Prince of Alaska Sport fish""! via float tubes on the world famous Kenai National Wildlife Canoe Trail and some hike in areas that we keep to ourselves . if you love spin or Fly fishing for wild Rainbow Trout and sea run Dolly Varden, come give us a try...we know you'll be glad you did!
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