The Kasilof River is located 12 miles south of the Kenai River and the town of Soldotna. It originates from Tustamena Lake, the largest Lake on the Kenai Peninsula, and flows 17 miles before emptying into Cook Inlet. The Kasilof is much more glacially turbid than the Kenai River. Unlike our other Alaska Fishing Trips, all of our Kasilof River Fishing is conducted exclusively with drift boats. Lower Kasilof River Fishing is the most heavily booked trip of the river with two primary returns of king salmon. The first run is largely hatchery in origin with most of the fish returning to a tributary just above tidewater named Crooked Creek. This fishery begins in mid-May and extends through the month of June. The late run of Kasilof Kings arrived in early July and peaks in the third and fourth week of the same month before closing on August 1. This return is entirely wild fish that are primarily headed upriver below Tustamena Lake to spawn.