Kenai Alaska fishing. The best of the best. There are many places that you can do this great sport in Alaska, or in the world. As the largest state in the US, with one of the smallest populations per square mile, this is an untamed wilderness waiting for you to show up for some hunting and fishing. And coursing through the rushing rivers of this state are pike, halibut, trout, and salmon – the “big” ones – waiting for the adventurous enthusiast to come along and reel them in.
If you’ve never been anywhere in this beautiful state before…
…you can use these tips to help you have a great vacation. You can go in Ketchikan, Seward, Kodiak, Homer, or in Whittier. But if you’re new to this state, you should consider the Kenai. Because, quite frankly, is doesn’t get any better than this. Kenai is one of the medium sized cities in Alaska, but it’s not that big… it has only about 7000 people living there. It has all the conveniences you’d need but it still far enough away that you can get out of the town fairly quickly to return to your camp or lodge for the true quiet you are seeking in the evenings or on days off.
To get to Kenai, you first have to fly into Anchorage or Fairbanks. Many major airlines fly into the Kenai. Sometimes, the major airlines fly into Fairbanks, but it is a 14 hour drive and it takes you through Anchorage, so if you’re able to, get your plane ticket for Anchorage. It will save you alot of time and distance. Once you’ve landed in Anchorage, it is an approximate 5 and a half hour drive along highway 1 to get the Kenai. You might also consider taking a charter plane. See if your outfitters or lodge will pick you up, see if there is a bus that will take you, or simply rent a car or truck from Anchorage to get you there.
Once in Kenai, you can start your excursion immediately…
At your lodge or camp, drop off your gear, contact your guide, and let them know that you have arrived. Arrange with the outfitters for your rod, tackle, etc. and start having fun! Just because you’re in the Kenai, doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything else: ask your guide or some of the locals if there are other activities that you can do. For example, you might consider hunting or crabbing or hiking or even whitewater rafting. Another favorite pastime that people have is to play golf in the middle of the night because during the summer months, the sun doesn’t fully set. As you can see, the Kenai is more than just about fishing. It’s about a great adventure that you won’t soon forget. Also, don’t forget to ask about going after some halibut. It’s not far at all to the ocean to get in a day or half a day on a charter boat. Excellent!
So, where do you start your search? Start looking online for a Kenai guide and lodge and outfitters. These searches will get you what you need. (sometimes the same services are offered by a single company) and will be the key to ensure your Kenai Alaska fishing vacation is a great one!