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- Our Location -

For JULY Fishermen

Directions to Poacher's Cove: (Driving down from Anchorage) As you come into Soldotna from Anchorage on the Sterling Hwy. please turn right onto the Kenai Spur Hwy. at the second stop light you come to. Proceed through Soldotna approximately 2 miles. Now turn left on Knight Drive. This road will be across from the first car wash on the Spur Hwy.

(From Kenai) If you are flying into Kenai and picking up your rental vehicle there, ask the counter person to direct you from the airport to the Kenai Spur Hwy. Its a single street to take and easy to follow. Turn left onto the Spur Hwy and travel approximately 9.5 miles to Soldotna, where you will turn right onto Knight Drive (across from the car wash).

Once on Knight Drive continue until you reach Silver Run Way, which is at the bottom of a good-sized hill. Turn right on Silver Run Way and go down about 2.5 Blocks to where it T's onto another road. Turn left on River Avenue, and park along the fence on your left. This is all Poacher's Cove property. If you proceed straight to the river, you will see my boat. It has a large #017 guide number on its side and is located a couple boats down stream from the cleaning table.

**Anglers are reminded to check-in the day/evening before their trip by calling us to confirm your arrival before 7:00 P.M.. Phone: 262-5426 These directions and a set of printable maps can be found on our MAP PAGE which you can print out for your future reference.

For May, June, August, September Fishermen

Our launch location will be more varied for these months due to the changes that occur during the salmon runs. So fishermen need to be sure to contact us by phone prior to 7:00PM on the evening before fishing. Directions to the launch of choice will be given at that time.

What We Provide

We will take you king salmon fishing on the Kenai River with a licensed, experienced guide for a reasonable rate. We use 20' aluminum Willie Predator power boats or 19' Willie drift boats with Coast Guard licensed guides and approved equipment. We offer half-day charters in May, June, and August and Full day charters during the month of July. All quality fishing gear will be provided. We also provide a friendly atmosphere, fish cleaning and bagging. Fish processing (cutting, wrapping, canning, freezing, smoking) is available in the Soldotna area.

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What To Bring

Current Alaska fishing license, king salmon stamp, warm layered clothes, rain gear and rubber footwear. Optional items are gloves, sunglasses, hat, snacks, video and still camera gear. On our 3/4-day charters you may also want to bring a sack lunch and extra refreshments. The newest digital still cameras (Under $200) that shoot high quality VIDEO as well as high resolution PHOTOS are the perfect combination camera for taking onboard to capture all the excitement and thrills of the action as well as the photos of the end result.

The Kenai Experience

The Kenai is a large, beautiful river that has produced many large king salmon. However, fishing on the lower Kenai River is far from a wilderness experience. Much of the lower river is developed and due to its popularity, you should expect to see many other boats and fishermen. We will do our best to give you a memorable and successful fishing experience; however, fish and luck are unpredictable. We cannot guarantee fish, although we can increase your odds of catching one a great deal!

A 68# King

License Fees
Resident Fishing License$24.00
Resident King Salmon Stamp$10.00
Non-resident Lic.--- 1 day$20.00
Non-resident Lic.--- 3 days$35.00
Non-resident Lic.--- 7 days$55.00
Non-resident Lic.-- 14 days$80.00
Non-resident Lic.--- Annual$145.00
King Salmon Stamp based on number of days$10.00 to
Daily limit King Salmon1
Daily limit other Salmon2 - 6
Kenai River
Season king salmon limit
Seasons - Regulations
No guided trips on Sundays & Mondays in May, June, July
No guided trips on Mondays in August
King Salmon Season: January 1 - July 31
Silver Salmon Season: August 1 - October 31
Maximum 4 Anglers per boat

Alaska Kenai King Charters
P.O. Box 4232
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Phone: (907) 262-5426


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