For those who choose to spend their touring adventures in sightseeing in the warm comfort of a ship cabin without the direct exposure to the exquisite and natural beauty, a cruise ship is an ideal way to spend an Alaskan getaway. Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords are great places to see wildlife and glaciers from the deck. Between April and October you can see various whale species which migrate north to colder waters. Prime time to see Humpback whales, Blue whales, Minke whales, orcas, and belugas is between June and August. Along the Knik Arm several Glaciers decorate the landscape. [...]
With nearly 300,000 residents and thousands more visitors, Anchorage is known for its cultural sites, wilderness areas and mountains including the Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna, and its bears. YES – BEARS… Several hundred grizzly and black bear living on the outskirts of Anchorage can be seen, not in zoos or captivity, but in their natural glorious habitat, from overhead. Bear Viewing is yet another extremely popular adventure during fly-outs which may also include destination stops for extreme outdoor sports like dog sledding, kayaking, zip-lining, and fly fishing. See majestic bears swat up fresh salmon and trout in the crystal clear [...]
Wanna get extreme with your next Outdoor Adventure? Then Salmon Catcher Lodge is the one-stop shop for thrill seekers. While many people trek to Anchorage and the Kenai River Peninsula just for the salmon and trout fishing, there are a cavalcade of opportunities for the wilderness loving adrenaline junkie in you! Kayaking: Breathtaking panoramic glacial and wilderness viewing awaits you! See glorious Mount Marathon as you paddle through the Anchorage Sea, up through the fjord and Kenai river country. Zip Lining: Hurtle through the brisk mountain air (safely of course) to get a rapid fire eagle-eye view of what you [...]
WELCOME TO ALASKA FISHING PLAYGROUND The Alaska Department of Fish and Game also stocks 27 lakes in which the species stocked varies by lake; however includes rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, Arctic grayling and Arctic char. River fisheries occur for a variety of species from motorized boats, non-motorized drift boats and from the riverbanks. Fishing area lakes is popular from both motorized and non-motorized boats and canoes. For good reason the Kenai River is the most well-known fishing destination in the area. From its source at the outlet of Kenai Lake at Cooper Landing the Kenai flows 80 miles to Cook [...]
Choosing the Best Alaskan Fishing Lodge for your adventure should be done thoughtfully as there are many factors to consider based on your own particular circumstances. Booking the wrong type of trip can be at best disappointing if you don’t take into consideration the following factors: - Your groups health and physical capabilities - What level of service do you expect from the lodge - What species of fish do you want to target - What is your budget - How tolerant are you to change your plans Your Groups Health and Physical Capabilities Alaska is one of the final [...]
Salmon Fishing Rivers Near Anchorage are plentiful and we have what are considered some of the Best Salmon Fishing Rivers in the world just a short 3 hour drive from Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula. They are: Kenai River Kasilof River Russian River Moose River Ninilchik River These magnificent rivers offer some of the largest Salmon runs in Alaska. You will find the following species of Salmon in these rivers at various time: King Salmon also known as Chinook Silver Salmon also known as Coho Chum Salmon also known as Dog Salmon Sockeye Salmon also known as Red Salmon [...]
Not only does the Kenai Peninsula provide the best salmon fishing in Alaska, but this vast wilderness is a world-class adventure playground. The experienced fishing guides here at Salmon Catcher Lodge, located just outside Kenai, Alaska, always encourage our visiting anglers to take full advantage of our build-your-own Kenai River adventures. We offer dozens of world-class adventure activities to those who wish to explore the Last Frontier by land, sea, and air.
Whether you’re a local searching for a private event space or an angler from thousands of miles away in need of a group booking, Salmon Catcher Lodge has sizable facilities, deluxe fishing packages, and group-friendly on-site amenities. We’ve hosted church retreats, bachelor parties, baby showers, and everything in-between. Each event is customizable, so your group outing is guaranteed to be genuinely unique.
One of the aspects that sets Salmon Catcher Lodge apart from so many other Alaska fishing lodges is our diverse fleet of log homes. Our Kenai River lodge rests in-between the towns of Soldotna and Kenai in the peaceful Alaska wilderness. There’s just something about enjoying a cozy, clean, and comfortable cabin after a perfect day of fishing on the Kenai Peninsula. We’ve hand-selected our five favorite accommodations here at Salmon Catcher.
The primary salmon fishing season here in Soldotna, Alaska, has sadly come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t feisty silvers, beautiful rainbow trout, and monster halibut swarming in our crystal-clear waters as we detailed last month. While anglers from around the globe travel to Salmon Catcher Lodge to reel in dozens of fish, we’re also gladly open during fall and winter for locals who need a brief getaway from the daily grind.