Halibut Fishing Cook Inlet
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Our fishing season begins at the end of May and ends in mid-August. There are two King Salmon runs on the Kenai. The first run begins in May and ends on the 1st of July. These first-run Kings can average 30 to 40 lbs. The second run Kings enter the River on the 1st of July and the season ends on the 1st of August. The second run Kings can average 40 to 50 lbs. It is not uncommon to land a trophy King weighing in at 60 to 70+ lbs! We also fish the Kasilof River for Kings. The Kasilof Kings are typically smaller with an average weight of 15 to 30 lbs. This is a "drift boat only" river which provides a quiet, tranquil experience.
The Sockeye salmon flood into the Kenai in mid-July and provide a lot of fun, as well as a freezer full of fish! If you prefer a more "laid back" fishing experience, the Silver salmon fishing in August might be what you are looking for. The Kenai is less crowded in August, which appeals to a lot of folks. These beauties average 10 to 15 lbs, provide plenty of action, and are by far everyone's favorite on the grill!
Halibut fishing from a drift boat? Are you Kidding!
This is a common reaction we often get! But, let us tell you, this is an awesome experience! All our repeat clientele say they wouldn't fish for Halibut any other way! We catch the same size halibut, with all the action, only we fish close to shore. We are fishing less than a mile from shore in shallow water, with light tackle. Imagine catching 20 to 100 lb halibut from the tranquility of a drift boat...without getting seasick! Halibut fishing takes place all summer long. The tides play an important part when fishing for Halibut. We will choose the best Halibut tide day for your package!
Kings Salmon: May 15th - Aug 1st
Kenai, 1 per day, 2 for the year
Kasilof, 1 per day, 5 for the year
5 Kings per year total for the Kenai Peninsula
*King salmon fishing can be subject to catch & release fishing slot limits on river closures. Regulations determined by the projected number of salmon entering the river.
Silver Salmon: Late July - September
2 per day, 3 per day in September (September Silvers Typically Larger)
Sockeye Salmon: July - August
3 per day
Even-numbered years, 6 per day
Halibut: May - Mid August
2 a day, 1 under 32" & 1 any size. No Season Limit.
No guided fishing on Wed.
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*All dates and limits subject to change at any time