Alaska's Kenai River.....world famous for its trophy King salmon fishing. Current home of the IGFA World Record, a 97 pound 4 ounce monster caught in 1985. And for over 30 years this river has produced uncountable trophies in the 40 to 80 pound range and made dreams come true for anglers of all ages.
Most first time visiting anglers employ the services of a river guide to fish for these tackle-busting giants. The power of one of these fish on the end of your line is indescribable. And with the number of boat anglers on the river, it takes a guide with special qualifications to provide the best opportunity possible for hooking up and landing one of these prized fish.
Meet Dave Michael, a professional and highly qualified Alaskan fishing guide who specializes in the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Here's a list of Dave's qualifications that set him apart from other guides on the Kenai Peninsula.
Dave is a lifelong Alaskan of 51 years and has been fishing for the wide range of Alaska's gamefish most of his life.
As a former Olympian and member of the 1980 Winter Olympic Team to Lake Placid, New York, Dave is a professional, highly motivated and self-disciplined individual who will give you a great opportunity to succeed with King Salmon.
27 years of experience in focused pursuit of salmon has given Dave a wealth of knowledge on salmon behavior and habitat.
Dave is a family man and public school teacher during the off season when salmon are not running. He's also an FAA certified professional pilot.
He guides both the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers as well as fly-out trips for Silvers and Red Salmon on the Alaska Peninsula.
Dave's dedication and commitment to his clients, whether they be newcomers or repeat visitors, maximizes their chance at the thrill of a lifetime. His experience and persistence have created an increasing demand for him as a King Salmon river guide.
"Rich Hill, former Kenai guide, poses with a world class trophy king."
With his extensive background, Dave's time is much in demand during peak fishing times so please try to make your reservations early. Dave strives to maintain a quality guide service and thus utilizes only experienced Alaska resident guides when he is personally not available. The guides used by Alaska Kenai King Charters have the knowledge and equipment to serve you well in your pursuit of a big Kenai River Chinook.
For Alaska fishing at its finest come join us on a guided fishing trip for king or silver salmon on the World Famous Kenai River!