June is all about fishing for King Salmon on both the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. Rainbow trout fishing is quite rewarding throughout the second half of June for the trout enthuiast. These trips are the ultimate Alaskan river fishing experience.
The King (Chinook) salmon is the most prized of Alaskan fish. They typically weigh in at ten to fifty pounds, although the world record 97 pound fish was caught on the
Kenai River. By the end of June, the first run of Kings starts to slow down.
From mid June to the month’s end, Rainbow Trout fishing is very unique on the Kenai River. Anglers have the opportunity to encounter one of the most beautiful fish to grace Alaskan waters as they reappear into different feeding shelves.
In mid June, the first run of Red (Sockeye) Salmon begin making its way up the Kenai to the Russian River. Although Reds commonly weigh in at eight to twelve pounds, they fight with the voracity of a much larger fish.