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.
You know it’s silver salmon and rainbow trout season when the temperature dips ever-so-slightly, the leaves begin to change color, and the days become shorter. King salmon season is sadly over, but reeling in a feisty coho is one of the most exciting challenges on the water. Salmon Catcher Lodge is not only steps from the famous Kenai River, but we also offer flightseeing, clam digging, whale watching, whitewater rafting, and so much more!
The Kenai Peninsula is accurately known as a once-in-a-lifetime fishing destination for anglers from across the globe. Salmon Catcher Lodge is only a short trek from the breathtaking shores of the Kenai River on the outskirts of Kenai Alaska. The Last Frontier is a wild adventure playground for anglers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts, and every autumn our beautiful wilderness becomes a stellar colorful meld.
Salmon Catcher Lodge is one of the leading fishing lodges in the Kenai Peninsula, offering outdoorsmen and families luxurious lodging in elegant log cabins. Each cabin embraces Alaska’s great outdoors without compromising luxury and comfort. The season and time you visit will determine the type of fishing available, as well as the services available and the Alaska fishing license needed. July is Salmon Catcher Lodges’ fullest month because it’s the end of our peak season when King Salmon are the largest, and the Sockeye Salmon are in full swing. Fly fishing for Trout and Steelhead is prevalent during the entire season. [...]
The water level rises while the days become warmer and by mid-June, Salmon Catcher Lodge guests’ are fishing from our 20' Kenai Flyer river sled, that accommodates up to five guests. Early Kings average around thirty-five pounds here our Alaska fishing lodges, but the sky's the limit as far as how big they can get. In late July Silvers salmon begin their return to the river systems and by the first week in August you can expect excellent fishing. Pound for pound Silver salmon are regarded as the most active fighters and provide some of the best action of the season. [...]
Salmon Catcher Lodge has excellent King salmon fishing in May and June. We have beautiful Alaska fishing lodges for our guests. Most guides prefer drifting for King salmon, both used on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. In short, drifting is, attaching salmon eggs to a spin n’ glow or flat fish with weight applied to sink your setup to the bottom of the rivers where it drifts slightly slower than the current which makes for the ultimate presentation to the spawning Kings. Drifting is also an excellent way to present your bait to the most fish in the shortest amount [...]
As the ground and water begin to thaw and the snow starts to dissipate, we are prepping our gear and getting ready to head out for our favorite season. Salmon Catcher Lodge is always looking forward to the start of our fishing seasons, and May is just around the bend. While keeping a close eye on the Kenai fishing report, we are dusting off our waders and tuning up the boats for some fun. It’s Going To Be May Every spring we get a little restless as winter has been here far too long. Mid May is when our fishing [...]