Kasilof River King Salmon Fishing Trips

Early Run Kasilof King Salmon
-May/June-

We offer guided drift boat trips on the lower Kasilof River in May and June for early run king salmon.  The Kasilof get 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 withing a couple miles of the ocean (Cook Inlet).  It is a beautiful drift with a number of different holes to fish and bald eagle and moose sightings are common.  The Kasilof 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 on the Kenai, on the Kasilof you are allowed to continue fishing once you retain your limit.  The peak time for this return is late May into the first couple 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
  • Reservations
Kasilof King

Late Run Kasilof King Salmon
-July-

We offer guided drift boat trips on the lower Kasilof River in July for late run king salmon.  The Kasilof transforms into an entirely different river in July and August due to water volume.  The late run of Kasilof kings starts on July 1 and the season closes on August 1.  The late run of king salmon on the Kasilof is entirely wild and primarily main-stem spawners.  They rival late run Kenai kings in size and average over 30 lbs.  Catching an ocean bright king over 30 lbs. from a drift boat can be a very rewarding experience.  Unlike the Kenai where you are required to quit fishing when you retain a king, on the Kasilof you are allowed to keep fishing.  Bait and multiple hooks are also allowed.

  • 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
  • Reservations