Cooper Landing Fishing Guide

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, know exactly where the best places to fish are.

They are based in the mountain town of Cooper Landing, Alaska, located on Kenai Lake, at the source of Kenai River. 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 operates 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.

All you have to do to become a part of this magical experience is to set aside a date and book a trip that best suits you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $275
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Created with the most passionate anglers in mind, this trip will take you on an expedition of either the Kenai River or Kasilof River for Salmon and/or Trout. Where you go depends on your target and the season you visit in. If you're looking to target a specific species check to make sure your trip date is during the open season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $175
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This is an ideal trip for novice anglers visiting the area and looking to get a great taste of Kenai River fishing. This trip will see you fishing the best river spots for Salmon and/or Trout. Targeted species depends on your time of visit as well as current regulations.

About the Charter Operator

David Lisi
Cooper Landing, Alaska, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
10 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon Salmon
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) 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 reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.53
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Amazing Day on the River
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+5
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Carlos A.
Seattle, Washington
 5.00
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Half day fishing with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   May 8, 2019
Great experience with Dave. He is a really good tour guide and made it a great trip for us. I highly recommend him.
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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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John H.
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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Renton, Washington
 5.00
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Half day with Dave

September 17, 2017
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...
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Sunnyvale, California
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Amazing Day on the River

September 15, 2017
Cooper Landing Fishing guides provided an amazing experience for my son and I. They were extemely patient with my son teaching...
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