Great Alaska Adventure Lodge is located on the Kenai River, at the confluence of the Moose and Kenai Rivers. Our 25 riverfront acres provide the best bank fishing on the Kenai River bar none, and our guests are able to "salmon fish by the fire" after our nightly happy hour and dinner service is over.
We also have Canoes, Kayaks and Paddle boards for trips up the calm and gorgeous Moose River, into the Kenai National WIldlife Refuge - about 1 hour's paddle from the lodge.
The Kenai River Special Management Area is a unit of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks & Recreation. They are the best source of information for questions about the KRSMA
the Kenai runs 82 river miles, from the outlet of Kenai lake at it's headwaters, to Cook Inlet to the west. The river changes personality many times in those 82 miles, but one thing is consistent -the striking aquamarine color is the most beautiful river I have ever fished (although the river often darkens below the Killey River and becomes more opaque).
Les Anderson's 97 pound, 4 ounce behemoth was taken in 1985 and remains the largest rod and reel caught King salmon in history. Great Alaska's largest King salmon was caught by guide Jeff Moore in 1988 and weighed in at 89 pounds and change.
There is no single answer to that...it depends upon what style of fishing you enjoy, what time of year you can take the time off and other activities you may want to do at the same time. The most popular season is the mid to late July time frame, which features the peak of the King Salmon season's second run on both the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers, along with the peak of the amazing Sockeye Salmon's second run and offshore Halibut. Fly fishers love the fall's combination of fall colors, giant Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden and sea run Steelhead.