1 . Salmon Catcher Lodge

Kenai, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (907) 335 - 2001

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At the Salmon Catcher Lodge, that's exactly what you'll be. The Kenai River is only minutes away, meaning so is your big catch. The lodge offers guided fishing tours for a variety of salmon and other tasty swimmers; however, if you prefer prey with antlers and fur, guided big game hunting tours are also available. The roomy lodging options have up to three bedrooms, and are equipped with a fish freezer that will certainly come in handy. Pack your pole and come for the best fishing of your life!

2 . Gone Fishin Lodge

Kenai, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 622 - 6502

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Gone fishin'? More like gone world-class fishin' at the Gone Fishin' Lodge. String up some red salmon, Alaskan ling cod, or even Alaskan trout! A vast variety of fishing packages are available with fly-outs on float planes, fishing from drift boats, and valuable advice from the guides, so you won't be spending much time in the lodge. Bring your camera so your inevitable catch won't seem so far-fetched when you tell the story at home! Family adventure is on the Kenai Peninsula. Go and get it!

3 . Bear Paw Adventure

Anchor Point, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 286 - 0576

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Pick one of four log cabins and make it your anchor point for truly amazing Alaskan adventure! Whichever you choose, adventure is abundant! Birding, climbing, and horseback riding are just some of the adventures available to Bear Paw Adventure guests. You will have access to three kinds of specific fishing adventures: fly-out trips, Halibut charters, and salmon fishing. Or else you can venture out unguided into the great Alaskan wilderness. Just make sure you catch the fish before the bears do!

4 . Alaska Sprucewood Lodge

Soldotna, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 844 - 9737

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Operated by lifelong locals, the Alaska Sprucewood Lodge offers an unmatched variety of fishing tours, and with a sense of authority, as the lodge boasts more than 30 years fishing experience on the Kenai River. Just three miles from Soldotna, the lodge is perched right on the legendary river's banks. The hand-hewn log cabins include a private bath and accommodate three or more guests. A host of fishing packages are available, including salmon fishing, where a 65-pound catch is not uncommon!

5 . Eagle's Roost Lodge

Soldotna, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 262 - 9900

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Fish your heart out on the waters of the Kenai River while comfortably staying in an Alaskan-built cabin at Eagle's Roost Lodge. The serene location and beautiful river views blended with road accessibility to Soldotna make this lodge the perfect choice for a family fishing vacation. The Kenai River offers some of the best experiences for Alaskan salmon and rainbow trout fishing, and Eagle's Roost makes it even easier with river boat rentals and excellent guides for salmon and halibut fishing.

6 . Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Cooper Landing, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (206) 336 - 5832

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Escape completely to Alaskan paradise at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge in Cooper Landing. You won't want to miss a beat getting from the car to your inviting, bungalow-style room on the Kenai River valley, looking out on a surreal mountainous backdrop. Whether you're a novice or veteran angler, the Princess professionals at the front desk have all the best tips on bringing in trophy-sized fish, or just enjoying the river's signature blue-green hues. Your perfect escape is waiting for you here.

7 . Hi-Lo Charters & Riverside Lodge

Kenai, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 757 - 9333

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The largest King Salmon ever caught on the legendary Kenai River weighs in at a monstrous 97 pounds, four ounces. Think you can beat that? Stay at Hi-Lo Charters & Riverside Lodge and find out! Your two-room, four-bath, and full-kitchen-equipped room includes BBQ access to grill your fresh (hopefully record breaking) catch. Hi-Lo Charters' reputable guides, excellent gear, and 20 years of charter fishing experience combine to assure you a solid chance of shattering the 1985 record!

8 . Anglers Lodge and Fish Camp

Soldotna, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 262 - 1747

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Alaskan salmon among the Kenai and Kalisof Rivers are shaking with fright because the fishing guides at Anglers Lodge and Fish Camp mean serious business. You get equipped for the real deal with G-Loomis rods, Shimano reels, and top-condition lines and tackle. Hop on one of four 20-foot Fishrite power boats and let the fun begin! Once you catch a couple of these tasty fish, your arms will ache, sure, but so will your cheeks from that ear-to-ear smile lasting all the way back to your room.

9 . Alaska's Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge

Homer, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 606 - 3909

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Whether you crave a peaceful cove or high-energy adventure, you will find both at Alaska's Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge, which sits contently in a seven-mile fjord at the southern end of Kachemak Bay near Homer, Alaska. The boardwalk-connected main lodge, six private guest accommodations, sauna, hot tub, and boat house are all at your disposal. Bring back an impressive bounty from one of the guided adventure tours, like deep-sea or freshwater fishing, and reverse your fishing cramp at the spa.

10 . Kenai River Drifters Lodge

Cooper Landing, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 595 - 5959

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Not just your average Alaskan destination, the Kenai Peninsula is called "Alaska's Playground" by the locals, and for good reason. Get lost in the beauty of the majestic Kenai River, search for Alaskan wildlife, and feel your jaw drop in awe of the breathtaking Chugach Mountains. With a nearly infinite number of ways to enjoy yourself in the Kenai Peninsula, why do so many go fishing? Because it's the best there is. Make Drifters Lodge your home base for world class fishing and exploration.

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