King Salmon

 King Salmon (Chinook Salmon)Fishing in Alaska

Matty Lewallen Drifters LodgeKing Salmon are the largest of the salmon species and we are fortunate to have two great watersheds where these legendary fish return every year. The Kenai and Kasilof rivers are two of the best King Salmon fisheries the peninsula has to offer. The world record King Salmon weighing 97.4 pounds and measuring over 5ft in length was caught on the Kenai River. On average these beasts weigh n between 15-25lbs with fish over 30lbs hitting the net regularly. Most of our guided trips are done on the Kasilof River for a number of reasons. First, the Kasilof River is a drift only fishery and provides guests with a quiet and enjoyable river experience. Secondly, the Kasilof River is a hatchery enhance river, providing anglers with more opportunities at these epic river monsters. The King Salmon season kicks off May 16th and closes August 1st.


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Kenai River and Kasilof River kings are born in the freshwater and return annually to spawn after spending 3-5 years in the ocean where the feed constantly and dramatically increase in size. King Salmon are some of the hardest fighting river fish in the world and anglers are constantly surprised at the sheer power of these epic fish. They can be a difficult and elusive fish to catch but the fight they provide can be worth the wait. Hooking into a King Salmon is an experience that you will remember forever. Space and availability for these trips are limited so don’t wait, call and book your trip today!







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