Late October on the Kenai River is prime time for big silver salmon. It’s also a great place to be right now because the rainbow trout bite well on flesh flies.
If you can handle the colder temperatures and still want to get out and fish, the last two weeks of October can be pretty dang good. The Kenai has less people fishing on it when the weather gets colder and the fish receive less pressure, which creates more opportunity for the adventurous angler willing to brave the cooler weather.
When you fish with Jason’s Guide Service you will have one or two MR Buddy heaters in the boat to warm your hands so you can fish all day. Time on the water is important because the bite turns on and off throughout the day for both the trout and the silver salmon.
Fall fishing on the Kenai River is legendary for a reason. As long as you have a line in the water you have a chance to catch and release that trophy rainbow trout-of-a-lifetime, or land that huge silver salmon which is going to provide a great dinner.