Whether you're sitting down at a posh restaurant or a raucous hockey game, etiquette is a universal attribute that will give you a better experience in any situation, and fishing in Alaska is no exception. From seasoned anglers to aspiring newbies, every fisherman and woman will benefit from the respect they receive for their courteous mannerisms. An Alaska fishing vacation with a Kenai charter is a rewarding endeavor, but several unwritten rules will help squeeze the most out of your adventure. After all, traveling to a remote destination with a Kenai River fishing guide is a bucket list item for [...]
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Do you yearn for blazing trails through an unscathed wilderness in search of coveted game fish? Are you hoping to experience fishing in Alaska in a way few people have? Then look no further than Kenai River Drifters Lodge. As a premier destination and an excellent place to finish the Alaskan fishing season, Drifters Lodge offers unrivaled accommodations with unfettered access to some of the best fisheries on the Kenai Peninsula. If escaping the crowds with an Alaskan fishing guide is your top priority, then we have you covered! To give you an idea of what to expect on your [...]
The Alaskan salmon season is underway, which means anglers from all over the globe are here for bountiful adventures. Considering the Kenai Peninsula plays host to some of the best salmon fishing in Alaska, if not the world, it’s highly conceivable that you’ll be coming home with more fish than ever! Many people are okay with slathering on some olive oil and herbs and sticking it in the oven, but with such a large volume of meat, you may want to get creative with your Alaskan salmon recipes. To give you an idea of what to do with your bounty [...]
Alaskan Getaways with Drifters Lodge Cooper Landing, Alaska, has become one of the premier destinations for fishing in the state. Still, there are a plethora of other activities to engage in while embarking on an Alaskan getaway. Located in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula, Cooper Landing serves as the perfect basecamp for adventurers exploring Alaska's playground. Conveniently located on the north end of Kenai Lake, right off of the Sterling Highway, this town of 289 sees it's population swell in the summer as outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world come to experience this slice of paradise. Surrounded by [...]
Drifters Lodge has become a renowned destination for fly fishing, taking in visitors from all over the world, thanks in part to the abundance of trout and salmon and the pristine landscapes that make fly fishing in Alaska something every serious angler should experience. We want you to find out why Drifters is one of the best Alaska fishing lodges on the Kenai Peninsula, but first, we want to give you an idea of what you’ll need to get started. If you are reading this, there is probably a good chance that you’ve gone fishing with a typical rod and [...]
Fishing on the Kenai River is one of the most rewarding challenges every angler should undertake. However, with any new endeavor, there is a learning curve, and Alaska fishing is no different. Even if the Kenai River is your stomping grounds, you’ll want someone who has dedicated their life to finding and catching the highly coveted native salmon and rainbow trout. As much as we appreciated the willingness and desire for many anglers to “figure it out” on their own, we highly recommend hiring a fishing guide to maximize your Alaska fishing vacation. Let us provide you with four good [...]
As the air warms up and the days become longer, all signs point to the Alaska fishing season being right around the corner. Soon anglers from all over the world will ascend upon a freshly thawed Alaskan landscape in hopes of experiencing what they’ve otherwise only heard in stories. Unless the Kenai Peninsula is their home turf, most fishermen and women will stay at a fishing lodge. Many —not all— out of state anglers would rather not find themselves combat fishing, but instead, make sure to assess and inventory the best Alaska fishing guides. Types of Fishing in Alaska There [...]
Spring’s arrival is so close that the locals can practically feel the early-morning fog, hear the native birds singing in unison, and see the legions of salmon rushing through the Kenai River. For good reason, there’s a ton of buzz about the upcoming salmon fishing season at Kenai River Drifters Lodge as the peninsula is one of the world’s preeminent fish-based destinations on the planet. Anglers are unlikely to stumble upon a more idyllic location for a week of king-sized salmon battles than the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. However, the Kenai Peninsula is also an ultra-popular landing place for nature [...]
In 2018, we briefly touched on our guided Alaska hiking trips into jaw-dropping Chugach National Forest, such as Hope Point, Slaughter Gulch, and Crescent Lake. Today, however, we’re going to discuss foraging, birdwatching, guiding services, and the 10 best hikes in Alaska, according to personal experience and guest reviews. During the warmer seasons, Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge is the premier adventure-based hub in Cooper Landing, Alaska, as we offer everything from world-class Kenai River salmon fishing to glacier cruises near Seward. And, as you might expect, hiking is a popular alternative to salmon fishing for many adventurers. Alaska Hiking Trips [...]
Because limits on king salmon vary from year to year, more and more returning anglers are beginning to get a “taste” for halibut fishing in Alaska. While nothing compares to the feeling one obtains while wrangling a monster Chinook on the teal Kenai River, netting a slippery, 100-pound halibut in awe-inspiring Resurrection Bay is bound to be one of your life’s true high points. The folks here at Kenai River Drifters Lodge have tremendous relationships with several of the Kenai Peninsula’s finest captains. These world-renowned Alaska halibut fishing charters are available via upgrade along with a variety of other adventure-based [...]