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Alaska Salmon Fishing Trips

22 05, 2020

A Beginner’s Gear List for Fly Fishing in Alaska

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 [...]

29 02, 2020

Plan an Alaska Rafting Adventure at Drifters Lodge

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 [...]

7 10, 2019

Top 5 Alaska Fishing Trips

While the fishing season is sadly wrapping up here at Kenai River Drifters Lodge, there are still approximately three weeks left for spontaneous, last-minute Alaska fishing trips to the Kenai Peninsula. We typically begin packing everything away in mid-October when the temperatures reach undesirable levels, but there’s never a wrong time to book a well-deserved Kenai River fishing expedition for next year! We have the most experienced group of Kenai River fishing guides in the region, so you’re practically guaranteed to return home with 50 pounds of delicious salmon and stories that will last a lifetime. The 5 Best [...]

24 05, 2019

The 4 Best Kenai River Cabins at Drifters Lodge

The highly-anticipated Kenai River salmon fishing season is nearly here in jaw-dropping Cooper Landing, Alaska. We’re eagerly counting the days and gearing up for yet another exciting summer here at Kenai River Drifters Lodge. One of the most important aspects of a salmon fishing trip – besides world-class guides, good weather, and monsters runs – is the quality of the on-site accommodations. Luckily for you and your group of anglers, Drifters Lodge has a small fleet of hand-crafted Kenai River cabins along the water’s edge. We offer anglers a wide variety of overnight accommodations, including log homes, cabins, and [...]

25 04, 2019

Springtime Kasilof River Adventures from Cooper Landing, Alaska

We’re quickly approaching one of the most anticipated fishing seasons of the year: the springtime Kasilof River king salmon run, which starts in mid-May. Not only do thousands of massive king salmon (also known as “Chinook”) swarm into the wide, serene Kasilof River every spring to spawn, but this world-famous river is also home to a thriving steelhead trout population. Full-day Kasilof River drift trips are a drive away from Kenai River Drifters Lodge’s cozy Cooper Landing cabins as our boats put in at the Kasilof River Bridge along Sterling Highway. Please read further to learn more about one [...]

23 01, 2019

Half-Day Fishing Trips near Cooper Landing, Alaska

Cooper Landing may be covered in fluffy snow at the moment, but we’re still daydreaming about the upcoming king salmon fishing season here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. There’s no better time than right now to book a spring, summer, or fall Kenai River fishing trip to Alaska before we’re fully booked for yet another exciting season. Most groups, families, and couples choose full-day fishing expeditions so they can catch and keep their limit, but if you’re looking for a different challenge this year, seek out our three half-day fishing trips. We’re one of the only Alaska fishing lodges [...]

28 12, 2018

Hidden Gems near Cooper Landing, Alaska

Anglers from across the globe visit the Kenai Peninsula for world-class king salmon fishing, breathtaking wildlife, and an opportunity to unplug from today’s modern world. However, not every single guest here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge wants to spend the entire week salmon fishing in Alaska, which is why we have “substitutions.” We encourage visiting anglers to swap a full day of fishing with one of our Alaskan adventure activities, including hiking, rafting, bird watching, and guided day trips to the Kenai Peninsula’s most popular cities. The Last Frontier has so much more to offer than Kenai River fishing, [...]

28 11, 2018

The Best Alaska Hiking Trails near the Drifter’s Lodge

While we certainly make a living fishing for delicious salmon and trophy rainbow trout, hiking through the breathtaking Alaskan wilderness is a strong passion of ours here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. Some of the best Alaska hiking trails lie deep within the massive, strikingly beautiful Chugach National Forest, which spans nearly seven million acres in Southcentral Alaska. The next time you’re spending a week king salmon fishing in Alaska, ask about our extensive guided hikes through the Alaskan Bush. Easy, Moderate, or Difficult? Any visiting angler here in Cooper Landing, Alaska, can substitute fishing trips with other outdoor [...]

25 11, 2018

Customize Your Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge Experience

It’s extremely rare to find an affordable fishing lodge on the shores of an incredibly beautiful stretch of the Kenai River that also offers fully customizable Alaskan adventure packages. Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge has everything you’re looking for and so much more! Anglers have been visiting our world-class, family-friendly fishing lodge in breathtaking Cooper Landing, Alaska, for decades. We happily provide anglers and nature enthusiasts with once-in-a-lifetime fishing, hiking, flightseeing, and rafting adventures. Your wish is our command here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. If you would like to replace a day of fishing with bird watching and flightseeing [...]

28 10, 2018

Ocean Fishing: Finding the Best Alaska Fishing Charters

Alaska is known for waterways abundant with all sorts of impressive catches such as salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic graylings, halibut, and more. Kenai River Drifter's Lodge offers incredible ocean fishing adventures through area charter companies that provide panoramic views, access to beautiful glacial waters, and catches that will be sure to give any angler the experience of a lifetime. Embark on several Alaska wildland adventures on the open sea in Cooper Landing, Alaska, and discover one of the best fishing charters to cast your line and reel in some monster fish. A Kenai River Drifter's Ocean Fishing Experience Here at [...]

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