Alaskan Angling Adventures

Alaskan Angling Adventures offers you the chance to fish in search of King, Silver, and Sockeye Salmon, as well as Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout. Launching out of Cooper Landing, Sterling or Kasilof you will be fishing in the heart of the Chugach National Forest or the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge while still being an easy drive from local cities.

You will be spending your day winding along one of the area’s many rivers aboard Mike’s 20’ Willie Drift Boat. Built in 2009, this sturdy, modern vessel is the perfect tool for getting into the very best waters. Many of the local fisheries are drift boat-only, so you can leave the noise and pollution behind you and focus on the fishing.

You can take your pick of local rivers to explore, each offering great and unique opportunities. Head deep into the Upper Kenai River, following its path through the Kenai Mountains and into the Chugach National Forest. Drift along the Kalisof River, or the Middle Kenai River making your way through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Whatever you do, you can trust your guide to get you fishing in the best spots. Mike has been fishing his whole life and is never happier or more at home than when on the water. He will teach you all about the local wildlife and nature and will get you on catches the likes of which you have never seen.

Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome, with everything you need for world-class fishing provided on your trip. Your guide will even clean and fillet all your Salmon at the end of the day, ready to enjoy as soon as you get home. Please be advised that all Trout and Char are catch and release only.

This truly is an incredible opportunity, fishing in untouched wilderness for hard-fighting fish with an experienced guide and top tackle. So get out into the country and get ready for a trip you will forever look back on and smile.

Sales tax is included in the rates.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 16 - Oct 31
    $1,215
    Get the boat all to yourself with this private fishing trip for up to 4 people. Enjoy the flexibility of fishing the best water and the personalized service of a private trip without having to compromise your experience to accommodate a shared group. Target Sockeye, Silver, and King Salmon, as well as Dolly Varden, Steelhead, and more, depending on the time of year. Salmon have daily catch limits and trout and char are catch and release.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Kasilof River
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 16 - Oct 31
    $608
    Explore the beautiful Kalisof River, targeting big King Salmon in peace on this drift-only section of river. After the King Salmon run, there is also a large run of Silver Salmon, which also offers great fights and delicious fish. Further on in the season, coming into fall, you can get some great catch & release fishing for Steelhead in the stunning Upper Kasilof Wildlife Refuge.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Middle Kenai River
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Oct 31
    $608
    Fish downriver from Skilak Lake, on wider stretches of water within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Target the seasonal runs of Sockeye and Silver Salmon, Dolly Varden, and Rainbow Trout, with the opportunity to see wildlife. Departure location of mile 80 Sterling Hwy. Sterling Alaska. Transportation is available from Cooper Landing. Salmon have daily catch limits and trout and char are catch and release.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Upper Kenai River
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Oct 31
    $608
    Spend the whole day fishing the Upper Kenai River, targeting Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and Silver and Sockeye Salmon. Drift through untouched valleys in the beautiful Kenai Mountains, and fish in certain permitted areas of the timeless Chugach National Forest and the exclusive waters of the upper Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Salmon have daily catch limits and trout and char are catch and release.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Upper Kenai River
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Aug 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    $402
    Spend the afternoon fishing along the Upper Kenai River for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and Sockeye and Silver Salmon when in season. Wind your way through the stunning Kenai Mountains and into the Chugach National Forest. Fishing in a drift boat allows you to take in the area’s beautiful flora and fauna, and get a glimpse of the local wildlife - all while catching awesome fish! Salmon have daily catch limits and trout and char are catch and release.
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About the Captain

Mike Adams
Cooper Landing, Alaska, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since October 2014
I can't remember when I first got the fishing bug, but I have no desire to find a cure. All my best memories from childhood to the present have been on the water, and the best one's are yet to come.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolly Varden Dolly Varden
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

Boat Specs

Willie Drift Boat (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 10HP Yamaha engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Upper Kenai River on July 8, 2021
What a day! My son and I went out with Captain Mike and had the time of our lives. Knowledgeable and skilled at finding the...
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Upper Kenai River on July 16, 2021
We had a great day fishing with Captain Mike! He was prompt, prepared and patient as we learned the dynamics of river fishing....
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Seward, Alaska
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Full day fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Private on June 19, 2021
Excellent day of fishing with Mike Adams. Caught lots of trout and salmon. Mike was very knowledgeable on different fishing...
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Awesome full day trip with Mike on the Kenai

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Middle Kenai River on August 29, 2021
My son and I had an awesome day with Mike Adams on the upper Kenai River. Mike was very patient with us teaching my son and...
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Half day Kenai River float trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Upper Kenai River on July 9, 2021
Overall had a great experience. I think it would be nice to have the option to bring more fish home; perhaps that was something...
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FAQs about Alaskan Angling Adventures

Alaskan Angling Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $201 per person - Half Day Trip – Upper Kenai River (4 hours)
  • $304 per person - Full Day Trip - Middle Kenai River (8 hours)
  • $304 per person - Full Day Trip - Kasilof River (8 hours)
  • $304 per person - Full Day Trip – Upper Kenai River (8 hours)
  • $1,215 per group - Full Day Trip - Private (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Alaskan Angling Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Alaskan Angling Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Alaskan Angling Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Kenai and Kasilof)
  • Backcountry Fishing

Alaskan Angling Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Alaskan Angling Adventures include:
  • Dolly Varden
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)