Alaska rainbow trout fishing is second to none when anglers seek catching wild, native trout in an unforgettable landscape. The accessibility and sheer size of rainbow trout on the Kenai River make this a top destination amongst many options.
The Kenai River’s environment is exceptionally hospitable for producing some of the fattest rainbow trout on the planet. Robust salmon runs, anglers fishing for salmon, and an overall mellow current create this successful formula. Kenai rainbow trout prefer salmon eggs and carcass for its high protein content. During the fall when salmon are spawning trout key in on the eggs and later on the carcasses of the spawned-out dead salmon. However, during the summer, red salmon anglers line the banks of the Kenai to fill the freezer with these delicious fish. Unwanted egg skeins and carcasses are thrown back into the river where hungry trout devour this plentiful food source. Combine these two major feeding times with an easy to manage current and you get great fishing for fat trout most of the summer.
Alaska rainbow trout have an insatiable appetite and the bows’ found on the Kenai are no different, maybe fatter though. 10-pound rainbow trout are not uncommon, and when the planets align opportunities at several trout over 10 pounds in a day is possible! True monsters over 20 pounds have been landed and stories of trout exceeding 40 inches and 30 pounds exist. The guides of Drift Away are experts at putting you on the trophy rainbow trout of your dreams while preserving and respecting this incredible resource of wild, native fish.
Battling a true Kenai River trophy rainbow trout will challenge the most experienced angler. Whether your passion is fly fishing or spin fishing we have the techniques and locations to set you up with the best Alaska guided fishing trip of a lifetime!
"Fished rainbows with Jeremy twice this past fall with my buddies, BEST time of our lives catching and releasing beautiful rainbows. Jeremy is a FANTASTIC guide, put us on the fish, has a great boat, top-notch gear, Alaska Drift Away is a real professional fishing operation. After fishing, they have GREAT rental cabins, you'll love it. Don't need to stay anywhere else, they got it all!!"
"I have been fishing with this All Star crew on the Kenai on two separate trips. Once in 2012 and 2014 for late season rainbow trout trips on pink salmon years. In eight separate trips we caught countless numbers of big honking bows the size of which I have never encountered in the lower 48. I had one simply strip my line across the river and there was simply nothing that could be done to turn the pig..... I have more fishing pictures from these trips than from the last three years of my fishing life and every-time I bring them out people are simply amazed with the quality of fish and the beauty that the Kenai has to offer. Bucket List trip for sure for ANY angler. I missed the pink run this year but will plan on being back in 2018 or before BOYS. Great bunch of dudes really do deliver BANG for the BUCK. TIGHT LINES ATH"
“Well, once again want to thank you for a splendid day of fly fishing for Kenai Rainbows. We will remember it always and look forward to the next time we can venture out. Take care."
“I want to thank you again for a fantastic fishing trip. I had a wonderful time catching all those Rainbow Trout and being with you and Dilon. That day was the best. And I hope to see you again next year.”
"I just wanted to drop you a note and say thank you for the awesome day of trout fishing on the Kenai. You could not have made this a more enjoyable trip! The rainbows and dolly varden were simply amazing. Your experience and professionalism on the river made this a great trip and one that everyone should try. I can't wait to get back to Alaska and fish with you again. Thanks."