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The Perfect Half Day Fishing Trips

 

Alaskan Fishing Trips Drift Boat Fishing on the Upper Upper Kenai River

This fishing trip is the ideal half-day drift boat (non-motorized) fishing trip for families or those anglers who just need an opportunity to fish the World Famous Kenai River. This beautiful baby blue / turquoise green water surrounded by grand mountain scenery will delight any onlooker. Parents with kids will be delighted with our guides’ willingness to take the time to help the younger ones with their newly acquired fishing desires, while explaining the natural beauty and wildlife that surrounds you as you drift down the river. Experienced anglers and families with only enough time for a half day of fishing will be delighted they squeezed this trip into their busy Alaskan vacation.

 

Fishing for Arctic Char / Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout will be the reward that will make memories that will not soon be forgotten.  Red Salmon (Sockeye) and Silver Salmon Coho are available at certain times of the year. We start from the Kenai River Bridge and pass by Drifter’s Lodge, 400 yards down river as the Kenai River winds its Drifters Lodge Fishing Adventuresway through the historic town of Cooper Landing, Chugach National Forest and ending at Sportsman’s takeout (Russian River). The drift is 7 miles of beautiful mountain scenery, wildlife viewing and Fishing. Your ears will be pleased as The Upper Upper Kenai is a drift only (no motors allowed) section of the River. In order to preserve the fishery we practice catch and release. We offer daily AM and PM trips, evening trips are special request. Each drift boat has 4 available seats. Private boats for your group or family are available on request. All professional equipment is provided.

 

Trip Details: 4 hours. Leaves from Drifters Lodge.  Please dress warm and although Drifters Lodge rain-gear is available if you have your own it may be more comfortable.  Also, please bring anything you want to eat or drink while you are out fishing.

 

Quartz Creek ½ Day Walk-In: End of July-End of August

This crystal clear, slower moving creek originates out of the Chugach Mountain Range and gradually winds through Spruce forest before entering the massive glacial Kenai Lake. In August, this quiet stream becomes a Sockeye Salmon spawning war zone that attracts thousands of Arctic Char/Dolly Varden into the fray. Sight and indicator fishing egg patterns for these worthy game fish, among hundreds of spawning Sockeye Salmon, is the name of the game. Be ready for that sleeper rainbow hiding in the log jam. We begin fishing this creek about July 25th and offer trips through August. This is an experienced fisherman’s paradise but a beginner would easily be able to handle it and it would be a great learning experience. You can almost always spot bears when salmon are present. All professional equipment is provided.

 

Trip Details: 4 hours.  Leaves from Drifters Lodge. Please dress warm and although Drifters Lodge rain-gear is available if you have your own it may be more comfortable.  Also, please bring anything you want to eat or drink while you are out fishing.

 

Russian River ½ Day Walk-In:  June 11 – Sept 30th***

The Russian River is a major tributary of the Upper Kenai River. The Russian River originates out of two crystal clear mountain lakes, rapidly running its short course through the Chugach National Forest and eventually merging into the aqua blue waters of the Kenai River. The Russian is a textbook pocket water trout fishery with plenty of boulders, riffles, and clear pools. This river fishes well from its opening on June 11th through the end of September and provides some of the best dry-fly fishing in Alaska for Rainbow Trout in July and early August.

 

The Russian River receives two distinct runs of Sockeye Salmon, providing insane amounts of flesh and eggs for the trout to gorge on throughout fall, creating a fly fishing Mecca.  Sockeye fishing ***  from June 11th – end of June and July 25th –mid August 10th; Silver Salmon from late August – end of September***

 

Kenai River Wildlife RefugeRainbows are pretty much always available. As always, if salmon are there, so are Alaska’s beautiful bears. All professional equipment is provided.

 

Trip Details: 4 hours Leaves from Drifters Lodge. Please dress warm and although Drifters Lodge rain-gear is available if you have your own it may be more comfortable.  Also, please bring anything you want to eat or drink while you are out fishing.

 

*** If your goal is to catch and keep your limit sockeye salmon, or silver salmon, a half day is not normally sufficient, so please ask about our full day options on the Russian River.***

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