Cooper Landing Fishing Guide

P.O. Box 541
Cooper Landing AK, United States

Cooper Landing Fishing Guide LLC is dedicated to Salmon and Trout fishing on the great Kenai River. The company is owned by guide David and his lovely girlfriend Jackie, who fish the river almost every day of the year and know exactly where the best places to fish are.

They are based in the mountain town of Cooper Landing, Alaska, located at the confluence of the River Kenai and Lake Kenai. The breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains, the untouched nature, and the wild animals will leave a lasting impression on you. For your guides will show you all the beauty this magical place holds, and more.

Their goal is simple: to share their intimate knowledge of the Kenai Peninsula with you and make your day on the water one of the most memorable days you’ll have in Alaska. They will take you fishing for Pacific Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Warden. Depending on the time of the year you go fishing, your guide will advise you which fish can be caught and where.

Cooper Landing Fishing Guide LLC operate a 20 foot Willies aluminum fishing drift boat,  originally built in 2003, and restored in 2016. The boat is powered by a 9.9 HP Yamaha engine making it perfect for the Kenai River in terms of the speed you want to move at, and the type of fishing suited to these waters.

The boat is equipped with life jackets for safety, fly fishing equipment, standard rods, reels and tackle and is also wheelchair accessible. Your guide will clean and fillet your Salmon so you can take it with you. The Rainbow Trout and Dollies are Catch and Release only.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Drift Boat
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov
    US$ 275
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This trip will see you fishing either the Kenai River or Kasilof River for Salmon and/or Trout. The fishing depends on current regulations and fishing seasons, which your captain will advise you about.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Drift Boat
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov
    US$ 175
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    You will fish the Kenai River for Salmon and/or Trout depending on the current regulations and fishing seasons.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Willies (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 9.9HP Yamaha engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cooper Landing to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks

About the Charter Operator

David Lisi
Cooper Landing, Alaska, United States
Member since January 2017
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OWNER/GUIDE DAVID LISI of Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC located in the small mountain town of Cooper Landing, Alaska where he is a year-round resident, guide, carpenter and trout bum. On any given day, you will most likely find Dave on the banks of the Kenai swinging for trout with his best friend and girlfriend, Jackie. Dave spent most days of his youth wading the waters of upstate New York fishing for smallmouth bass, muskie, pike and walleye. His journey to Alaska was sparked by a chance fishing trip on the Salmon River in New York with Mike Harpe, a legendary guide on the Kenai River. After the fishing day was done, Mike invited Dave to Alaska to fish the mighty Kenai River. At that time, Dave thought fishing Alaska was a pipe dream and didn’t arrive in Alaska until several years later to take Mike up on his offer. Once in Alaska, Dave fell in love with the Kenai’s mystical waters and the amazing fishing opportunities. He began his guiding career almost immediately and f
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.48
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
71%
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John Hildebrand
Sherrills Ford, NC
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain David Lisi!

VERIFIED   August 21, 2018

My cousin and I had a great half day on the water fishing for Silver Salmon. We did not catch what we came for but we had fun...

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Malcolm Helps
Seattle, WA
 5.00
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   June 30, 2018

Great time had by all will definitely be rebooking

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Lesley Yamauchi
Anchorage, AK
 4.67
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Half Day Charter wuth Dave

VERIFIED   July 31, 2018

Dave was friendly, energetic, prepared, and took a lot of time teaching my 14 yr.old grand-nephew some great basics to fly...

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Mark Heuser
United States
 4.33
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No Fish

VERIFIED   May 30, 2018

Probably too early in the salmon season (May 30). Kasilof just was not cooperating.

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Billings, Montana
 5.00
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2 FULL days with Captain Dave on the Kenai RIver

September 1, 2017

My wife and I fished with Dave for 2 full days, on different parts of the Kenai River.  We caught so many BIG fish, we...

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