Alaska Salmon Fishing – Alaska Salmon Fishing Guide
- Captain Jeff Moore has more than 31 years of local experience fishing the Kenai River
- Wet & Wild Fishing can arrange your lodging and set up other fishing and sightseeing opportunities
- We proudly cater to first timers and experienced anglers alike
- All gear, tackle, and bait is supplied
- If you’re serious about fishing, always fish with the best
The Kenai River is synonymous with world class fishing for good reason. Eight of the top ten largest king salmon were caught on the Kenai, including the current number-one record fish. Wild trophy rainbow trout are also commonly caught on the Kenai, making these charters something truly unique in the fishing community.
Captain Jeff is dedicated to helping his clients get the most from their Alaska fishing adventure. As a proud, year-round Kenai local, you can have confidence in the ability of your captain, and take pride in the fact that your tourist dollar is staying in the state. When it comes to fishing anywhere, you already know that it’s impossible to beat local knowledge, so give Wet & Wild a call to set up your next Alaska fishing adventure.
Come with your family or friends and we will help you arrange your entire trip
Captain Jeff does one thing better than anyone – catch large fish on the Kenai River. But at Wet & Wild, we can also arrange other aspects of your trip to help you get the most out of your Alaska adventure. We proudly work with other local Alaskan companies that make it possible for your family and friends to experience the Alaska of their dreams while you concentrate on that trophy king.
Some of the other services we can arrange on your behalf include:
- Fly-out fishing
- Halibut fishing charters
- Ocean fishing
- Glacier cruises
- Wildlife and bear viewing
- Whale watching
- Just about anything else
If you have any special needs or requests, don’t hesitate to contact our office and ask. The Kenai area offers access to some of Alaska’s most pristine, unspoiled wilderness, making it possible to do just about anything you desire while visiting.
Alaska salmon fishing guide Jeff Moore takes great pride in his gear
When targeting massive trophy salmon, you have to pay close attention to your gear and tackle. Captain Jeff never cuts corners when it comes to his gear and everything is meticulously cared for to ensure its reliability when it’s put to the ultimate test.
First and foremost, Captain Jeff operates a 20′ Woolridge fishing vessel powered by a 50hp Yamaha four-stroke engine. This comfortable boat has all the power needed to get you into the best spots on the Kenai in as little time as possible. This means more time fishing and less time fooling around.
You’ll be using the best Shimano reels affixed to top-quality Lamiglass rods and outfitted with Power Pro braided line that won’t stretch when a big king runs perpendicular to the boat. We cure our own fishing bait and attach it to the sharpest Gamakatsu hooks, so you never have to worry about losing a trophy king because of neglected or outdated tackle.
Take your salmon home to enjoy wild Alaska salmon at your own dinner table
If you want to keep your fish to enjoy at home, we clean, filet, and bag your catch at no additional charge. We will then send it to the processor of your choice to have it smoked or flash frozen. We recommend keeping your catch a secret from your friends back home or they will likely demand that you share.
Alaska Salmon Fishing Guide
While king salmon are the big show on the Kenai River, there are a lot of other fishing opportunities for serious anglers and novices to the sport. What follows is a brief breakdown of each species you can target with your Alaska salmon fishing guide at various times throughout the season.
King Salmon are the undisputed heavyweight champions of Alaska sport fish. No other salmon achieves the massive size of the king, and the Kenai boasts the largest kings in the world. King salmon typically spend four years at sea before returning to their native river to spawn. What makes the Kenai River unique is that king salmon spend five years in the saltwater before returning to spawn. That extra year allows them to achieve massive sizes not found in any other river system across the planet.
Captain Jeff can target king salmon any day throughout the season. During his 31 years on the river, he’s seen some huge fish landed by clients including a monster that weighed in just a few ounces shy of 90 pounds. Someday the king salmon world record will be broken, and that historic fish will be caught on the Kenai. Will you be the fisherman who catches it?
Rainbow Trout are the second-most targeted fish on the Kenai because they are wild fish that grow to incredible sizes. Some of the fattest and thickest rainbows in the world are caught every year on the Kenai, and trophy fish are common throughout the season.
Keep in mind that rainbow trout are not like the little guys you catch in your favorite stocked pond back home. These fish are fast, mean, and offer the ultimate test to any trout angler or fly fisherman. If you’re looking to test your angling skills, this may be the most challenging fight against a trout that you will ever endure.
Silver Salmon may not be the biggest of the salmon species, but they more than make up for it with their fighting spirit and high numbers. If you enjoy fast action, your Alaska salmon fishing guide can keep cohos flying in the boat at breakneck speed when the run is in full swing. Many clients enjoy combining their silver fishing with king salmon fishing to get the best of both worlds.
Slivers make for great table fare, and if you’re fishing with a group you can easily fill a freezer when the bite is on. You’ll be amazed at how tenacious coho salmon can be, as they will often make long runs and leap high out of the water.
Sockeye Salmon are seldom thought of as sport fish because they’re not typically caught with conventional gear. However, with the right setup your Alaska salmon fishing guide can target sockeye if you enjoy what is considered to be the best eating fish in the world.
Pink Salmon may not be in the same caliber as other salmon species, but they offer some exciting action when they are running up the Kenai. If you’re new to the fishing game, pink salmon offer a great opportunity to hone your skills before rigging up for the big boys.
Dolly Varden are little known outside of Alaska, and when anglers first hear the name they often look puzzled and say, “Dolly Parton?” No… this char has nothing to do with the famous country singer, but it is a hard fighting fish for its size.
Arctic Char look a lot like Dolly Varden, but they grow to much larger sizes and are considered fine table fare. It’s not uncommon to see arctic char on the menu at local Kenai restaurants.
Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod are all delicious white-flesh fish that can be caught offshore in the Kenai area. While Captain Jeff focuses his energy on the Kenai River, we are more than happy to arrange a saltwater charter for any and all of these fish at your request. Spend a day or two on the river and then head out into the salty brine for a chance to catch you own “barn door” trophy halibut with a local charter captain who also calls Kenai home.
When you fish with Alaska salmon fishing Captain Jeff Moore, you can customize your trip to target multiple species in one trip. When you set up your charter, be sure to tell us what you hope to catch and we can recommend the best time of year to accomplish your angling goals.
We cater to any fisherman that wants to catch fish
Kenai and surrounding area is a popular destination for travelers of all sorts. If you want to catch trophy fish on the Kenai with the best Alaska salmon fishing captain in the area, we recommend booking your trip as soon as possible.
At Wet & Wild Fishing, we cater to anglers of all varieties, including:
- First timers
- Corporate and business-related fishing groups
- Cruise ship passengers
- Anchorage residents
- RV travelers
- Serious fisherman who want to target trophy fish
We are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your Alaska vacation, so if there is anything we can do to help just let us know.
Contact Wet & Wild Alaska Fishing to customize your fishing adventure today
Captain Jeff understands one simple fact: It’s all about the fish. Any serious angler knows that fishing is an art, and when you hire a guide you expect a virtuoso. Captain Jeff will use his extensive knowledge and unrivaled experience to put you in the best position to land the fish you’ve always dreamed of catching.
Contact Wet & Wild to customize your fishing adventure today. We operate from June 1st though the middle of October, and we highly recommend booking far in advance. The next world record king salmon is always just a cast away, so try your luck on the famous Kenai River with a captain who knows how to catch fish.