About The Area & Location
Alaska Fish Catcher Lodge is located near the town of Sterling, Alaska. This is the most popular sport fishing location in Alaska for King, Silver, Sockeye, and Trophy Rainbow Trout.
The Kenai River is 82 miles and the longest river in the Kenai Peninsula of south-central Alaska. It begins at Kenai Lake and runs through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to Skilak Lake. From there, it continues on to its outlet into the Cook Inlet of the Pacific Ocean near Kenai, Alaska. Tributaries include the Russian River, Killey River, and Funny River to the left and Moose River to the right. All of this is sourced from Kenai Lake near Cooper Landing from glacial meltwater.
Things to Know
Licensing & Regulations
Have the proper fishing license and stamp for your trip. You can purchase and print your fishing license from the Alaska Fish and Game website. Completing this step ahead of time means one less thing to worry about when you arrive. More info can be found on our fishing info page.
Bring a good camera/cell phone. You will want to have good pictures of all that Alaska has to offer including your big fish.
Dress in layers made with moisture-wicking fabrics. The weather in Alaska can change quickly so make sure you are prepared. Keep in mind even though you are traveling in summer, here in Alaska it can rain anytime. Fleece and wool make for good layers for warmth. Having your outerwear be waterproof is very important!
Waterproof footwear that fits well is a must. Get Gore-Tex or rubber boots, as cold wet feet make for a very bad day.
Alaska Fish Catcher has a limited variety of sizes of waders and raincoats for guest use; however, it is always best to have your own, well-fitting gear (with a hood) to provide the most comfort and to guarantee you have what you need. We want you to enjoy every minute out on the water fishing. If you are outfitted properly this won’t be a problem!
Bring sunglasses to protect your eyes from glare on the water; sunglasses are a must for Sockeye Fishing.
Other items to consider – gloves or hand warmers, a hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, and binoculars.
Above all, enjoy yourself! Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and beautiful scenery. It is our goal to provide you with an amazing experience and fishing adventure to tell your friends and family for years!
If you have chosen to drive from Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, it is a 2.5-hour drive to the lodge. The drive from Anchorage offers some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever witness. You will be treated to spectacular vistas and mountainscapes. Throughout your journey, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Dall Sheep, Moose, Bears, and Beluga Whales in the Turnagain Arm. The following car rental agencies are available at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage.
If you prefer to fly down from Anchorage, the following airlines are available at the Ted Stevens International Airport. (Flights need to be booked at the time of booking your Anchorage flight.) It is a 30-minute flight to Kenai, with an additional 30-minute drive to the Lodge from the Kenai airport.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND ALASKA FISH CATCHER DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY GUEST TRANSPORTATION, AND THERE IS NO RELIABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO THE PENINSULA.
30180 WILDLIFE AVENUE
STERLING, ALASKA 99672
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