You won’t find bigger or more beautiful Rainbow Trout anywhere else in the world.
When you fish the Kenai River, you’ll generally catch 12-28 inch Rainbows, and some of them will be up to 20 lbs! We’ve helped multiple customers hook trophy Rainbows at the end of your line.
Linked closely to the Salmon runs, we’re catching Rainbow Trout right on the bottom of the river, targeting gravel bars and spawning beds to rip these trout right out of the “All You Can Eat” salmon egg buffet line! We reel them in as they gorge themselves, bulking up for the long winter ahead.
And don’t forget the Dolly Varden. These fish are feasting in that buffet line as well, so you might even hook one of those beauties while targeting Rainbows.
Once you’ve caught your Trophy Rainbow and you have plenty of photos, we’ll help you release this beauty back to the waters. The Kenai River Rainbow fishery is catch and release only. That’s why there are so many big trophy fish in the river system. Those dreams were put back for the next guy to catch!
August, September, October, and November are prime time for Rainbow fishing. That’s when the water drops, and we can get some good fishing in out of our boats. If you are up here in the winter and wanting to fish don’t hesitate to call if the river isn’t frozen we have the boats and the guides to help you do some epic winter trout and steel head fishing!
For your best chance at catching a Rainbow you can use flesh or an assorted egg pattern. The decision depends on the time of year, but don’t worry. Our seasoned guides will be there every step of the way to help with these important decisions.
To get started, simply fill out the form below or give us a call, and we’ll be in touch soon! It’s that easy.
Don’t wait too long. Dates fill up fast and pretty far in advance, so make sure to reserve your spot before they’re all gone.