June is a great month to be in Alaska enjoying the GREAT weather and variety of fishing. The days are getting longer which allows you to have plenty of time to do a guided fishing trip and still do some Alaska Sightseeing. The Kasilof River King Salmon fishery's is an exciting trip to take. Red Salmon are fishing good in a few different locations at the right time. Rainbow trout fishing on the Kenai River is a trip that you have to try! The halibut fishing in cook inlet is also in peak season! Fly in fishing trips and bear viewing for red salmon is a highlighted trip for the month as well.
Rainbow trout fishing is our favorite and it is EXCELLENT from opening day (June 11th annually) all the way thru the end of June! This time of year we are either swinging leaches and minnow patterns OR drifting flesh flies and painted beads. You have the chance to test your skills while doing some Alaska Fly Fishing OR float fishing with spin gear. This time of the rainbow trout season we are catching a good number of quality fish daily with the chance to hook the fish of a lifetime on any cast. As the trout move down the Kenai River we follow them to keep the fishing good!
The King (Chinook) salmon is the most sought after of of Alaskan salmon. They typically weigh in at ten to fifty pounds, although the world record 97 pound fish was caught on the Kenai River. We target the Kasilof King Salmon 1st run during June. The fishery is a drift boat only scene and typically has good number of hatchery and native king salmon. Typically you are allowed to retain 1 hatchery King Salmon per person per day. Peak time is June 1-20th.
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. We also fish the Kasilof River for red salmon. Peak times are June 12-25th.
The Kenai River winds its way through the Kenai Peninsula and June is the time when, after years in the open ocean, spawning salmon return to its swift cold waters. Its shores and riverbed offer pristine habitat for the returning fish, as well as their offspring.
June also ushers in an explosion of green in the Alaskan wilderness. Long summer days invigorate every aspect of the forest. Alder and cottonwood trees have filled out; berry bushes and wildflowers rise to meet the summer sun. The summer solstice, on June 21st, brings about twenty hours of daylight to the Kenai Peninsula .
The summer solstice, on June 21st, brings about twenty hours of daylight to the Kenai Peninsula .