Chugach View Outfitters offers to take you on a fly fishing trip on the world-famous Kenai River. You’ll fish under the guidance of Captain Patrick McCormick, an Alaska native who’ll help you discover all the beauty and richness of the Kenai River. The captain has a vast knowledge of the area’s natural life and will do his best to provide a productive and fun day on the water. Join him in Cooper Landing and embark on your next fishing adventure!

You’ll fish from a 20’ Willies drift boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers.
On your trip, you can chase Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and Coho Salmon. Captain Patrick offers half- and full-day trips. Half days include Prince William Sound smoked Salmon caught by the captain, while full days include shore lunch with reindeer sausage or Prince William Sound Salmon, also caught by the captain!

Kids are welcome to join aboard, so bring them along and spend a wonderful family day on the water. You can choose whether you’ll keep the fish you caught or release it. Also, keep in mind that smoking isn’t allowed during the trip.

All trips include gear such as waders, rods, and more. Captain Patrick also provides instruction and soft drinks. The only things left for you to bring are fishing licenses.

Join Chugach View Outfitters and create lovely memories on the Kenai River!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Upper River (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 5 - Sep 30
    $600
    A four-hour drift on the Upper Kenai, fishing for Trout or Salmon. The trip price is $600 for up to 3 people and $800 for 4 people. You and the captain will depart at 8:00 AM. The trip covers fly fishing gear, waders, food, and soft drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Upper River (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 5 - Sep 30
    $600
    This is an afternoon version of the half day trip, where you'll spend 4 hours drift fishing on the Upper Kenai. You and Captain Patrick will depart at 1:30 PM and have fun fishing for Trout or Salmon. The price for 3 people is $600, with added $200 for an additional person. You only need to bring your fishing licenses, everything else will be provided.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Upper River
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 5 - Sep 30
    $1,000
    Eight hours of drift fishing on the Upper Kenai River. You and the captain will be chasing Trout and Salmon. The trip includes lunch. Up to 3 people fish at the price of $1000 and there will be an additional $325 charge for a fourth guest.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Middle River
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 5 - Nov 1
    $1,200
    Enjoy a lovely day of fishing on the Middle Kenai River. You and the captain will start the trip at 8:00 a.m. and target Trout and Salmon for 8 hours. The price is $1200 for up to 3 people, $350 extra for a fourth. Just bring your licenses and you'll be set to go.
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About the Captain

Patrick McCormick
Cooper Landing, Alaska, United States
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Member since July 2022
Captain Patric grew up in Eagle River, Alaska, and learned to fly fish on local stocked lakes. He started guiding the summer he graduated from high school on the Talachuitna River west of Anchorage. Since then, he has guided trips throughout Southcentral Alaska, worked as a fisheries technician for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, earned two degrees, and he now owns a small gillnet vessel which he uses to commercially fish for Salmon. As a young adult, Captain Patrick devoted much of his time to learning as much as he can about the natural and human history of Southcentral Alaska, especially the fish and fisheries here. When he's not fishing, the captain skis, rides mountain bikes, flies airplanes, and works in high schools throughout Anchorage as a science and math teacher.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Willies (Drift boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 9HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 9 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing

Fishing techniques

Fly Fishing

Amenities

Trip includes

Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
On full day trips
Fly Fishing Equipment
Including waders

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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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FAQs about Chugach View Outfitters

Chugach View Outfitters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $200 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Upper River (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $200 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Upper River (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $325 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Upper River (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $350 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Middle River (8 hours)

Trips booked with Chugach View Outfitters include:
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch (On full day trips)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Including waders)

Chugach View Outfitters offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Chugach View Outfitters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Chugach View Outfitters include:
  • Dolly Varden
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Coho)