Explore the world-famous Kenai River aboard “King of the River”! This Alaskan hotspot is a haven for Salmon and you’ll hook everything from Chinook to Sockeye and Coho. Head out with Captain Dean Schlehofer, he hooked over 1,000 Salmon in 2021 alone and has been guiding in these waters for over 3 decades.
Capt. Dean has 2 20’ Willie powerboats. Each one can fit up to 4 anglers who can all fish at the same time. These spacious beauties have enough sitting and standing room to ensure you won’t bump elbows while reeling in your fish. GPS and Fish Finder keep you top of your targets and the live wells keeps your bait fresh to entice the bite.
The Kenai River is home to Chinook (King), Coho (Silver), Sockeye (Red), and Pink Salmon which return every year in record numbers. Locals and visitors alike flock here to hook King Salmon weighing between 30 and 70 lbs on average! Alaska Red Salmon makes its charge up the River from mid-June to mid-August giving you the opportunity to hook fish weighing up to 12 pounds!
Capt. Dean provides top-notch G Loomis and Tekota rods and reels. He can even bring along fly fishing gear if you’re going after Red Salmon, just let him know ahead of time. He has deckhand on board with him on all trips to help out with everything fish related. If you’re happy with the service, tips between 10% and 20% are appreciated.
At the end of the trip, your catch is cleaned and filleted. Capt. Dean can also set up special perishable packaging of your catch through FedEx for an additional $25. It’s then mailed to your home address or packaged safely for your flight.
Be sure to bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy throughout the trip. Most importantly remember to pick-up a valid Alaska fishing license beforehand. Get your fish on in the productive Kenai River with King of the River!
Please note there is a sales tax, about 6%, that is not included in the trip prices.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Willie (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 50HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Kenai Fishing Calendar
FAQs about King of the River – Powerboat
- $185 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
- $185 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
- $275 per person - Full Day Trip (9 hours)
- Rods, reels & tackle (Gloomis rods, Tekota 500LC reels, Tekota 300LC )
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- First Mate (Deckhand, tips between 10-20% appreciated)
- Fly Fishing Equipment (Only for Red Salmon, request in advance)
- River Fishing
- Inshore Fishing (Red Salmon)
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Fly Fishing
- Drift Fishing (Optional )
- Salmon (Chinook)
- Salmon (Coho)
- Salmon (Pink)
- Salmon (Sockeye)