Early Run Kasilof King Salmon
We offer guided drift boat trips on the Lower Kasilof May and June for early run Kasilof River king salmon fishing. The Kasilof gets a combined return of both hatchery and naturally produced kings that are both largely returning to Crooked Creek, a small tributary just above tidal reach. We fish the section of the Kasilof (roughly 8 miles) from just above Crooked Creek to within a couple of miles of the ocean (Cook Inlet). It is a beautiful drift with several different holes to fish and bald eagle and moose sightings are common. The Kasilof River opens to fishing with bait on May 16 and this dramatically affects success rates. The limit is two hatchery fish per person daily and/or one hatchery fish and one wild fish Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays. Unlike Kenai River fishing trips, Kasilof River king salmon fishing lets you continue fishing once you retain your limit. The peak time for this return is late May into the first couple of weeks of June.
- Cost: $275 Per Person: Full day, $225 Per Person: Half Day
- We Provide: Guide, Drift Boat, All Fishing Gear
- You Need: Fishing License With King Stamp, Warm Clothes, Rain Gear, Lunch