Alaska Fishing Information | Cooper Landing

Kenai River Fish Run Times

Be sure to check the fish runs prior to your trip, if you plan on fishing the Kenai River while visiting Alaska .

King Salmon (Chinook) — First Run: Mid May to July; Second Run: Mid July to July 31 (last day of season)
Red Salmon (Sockeye) — First Run: Late May to Early June; Second Run: Mid July to Early August
Silver Salmon (Coho) — Late July to November 1
Pink Salmon (Humpbacks) — Late July to Late August (Even Years Only)
Rainbow Trout — June 15 – October 31
Dolly Varden and Lake Trout — Entire Year

Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Visit to purchase a sport fishing license, check current regulations/emergency orders and learn more about fishing and hunting in Alaska.

The Soldotna Visitor Center has current Sport Fishing Regulation books available for your convenience. A sport fishing license is required for all persons 16 years of age or older and must be in possession while sport fishing. Licenses are available from many local retail stores, such as Fred Meyer & Trustworthy Hardware, as well as from your fishing guide charter or online.

It is the anglers responsibility to follow any and all regulations. Please check regulation updates and Emergency Orders (EOs) daily for the most up-to-date information and restrictions.

For more information visit or contact Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Soldotna at (907) 262-9368.
Fish Escapement Recording: (907) 262-9097
Local Fishing Report: (907) 262-2737

 Alaska Fishing Guides | Cooper Landing

Staying at Cooper Landing Lodge puts your right on the Upper Kenai River right where the action is.  While many people come to Alaska to enjoy a vacation, leaving behind the stress of work and to fish in Cooper Landing,  some of those people come here and never leave - they become fishing guides.  Please contact one of our recommended guides early to help you make the most of your trip.  Check out our page on Local Adventures for other activities to do in the area besides fishing.

*Our list of local fishing guides is in alphabetical order

Due to COVID-19, we want to encourage everyone to purchase fishing license before arrival into the State of Alaska.  Please purchase your Sport Fishing License online at

Alaska River Adventures

35269 King Salmon Dr, Cooper Landing, AK 99572

Cooper Landing, Alaska

(907) 595-2000

Alaska Troutfitters

18230 Sterling Hwy, Cooper Landing, AK 99572

Cooper Landing, Alaska

(907) 595-1212

Cooper Landing Fishing Guide

Mile Marker 48, Sterling Hwy, Cooper Landing, AK 99572

Cooper Landing, Alaska

(907) 599-0126

Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC is a business of a full-time Alaska residents, Kenai River fishing guides, and fly fishing addicts. They are excited to share their little slice of paradise on an Alaskan Fishing Charter.  They offer full day, half day and custom fishing charters and trips for Pacific Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers.

Kenai Cache Outfitters

14899 Sterling Hwy, Cooper Landing, AK 99572

Cooper Landing, Alaska

(907) 595-1401

Kenai River Float-N-Fish

18251 Sterling Hwy, Cooper Landing, AK 99572

Cooper Landing, Alaska

(907) 595-3505

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