Cooper Landing Fishing Guide

(4) In demand!
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.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Drift Boat
    In demand!
      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 (Chinook)
  Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

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

20 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


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


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:

About the Charter Operator

David Lisi
Cooper Landing, Alaska, United States
Member since January 2017
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

5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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An excellent trip! Spent half a day on the Kenai river with my Fiance and the guide, was more like fishing with a friend than a guide. They were incredibly knowledgeable about the river and the fishery. I’ve been around the fly fishing industry for a while and I am not sure I have met a more professional and excellent guide.

Fished September 17, 2017
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Cooper Landing Fishing guides provided an amazing experience for my son and I. They were extemely patient with my son teaching him about all aspects of fishing. They are also just great to be around for a day on the water. We plan to book our annual 7 day fishing trip with them each summer as well. Highly recommend.

Fished September 15, 2017
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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 stopped counting.  Dave is by far the best guide we have ever had the pleasure to fish with.  His expert knowledge of the fishery, is beyond words!  He and Jackie are running a first class operation.  I highly recommend them to anyone, that would like and need a perfect fishing, floating adventure.  We will be back!

Fished September 1, 2017
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