Kenai River Trout Anglers

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime fishing adventure in Alaska with “Kenai River Trout Anglers”! You’ll head out of the beautiful town of Cooper Landing with Captain JJ Brown. He’s been guiding here for 2 decades and is one of a few captains licensed to guide in the exclusive Upper Kenai River National Wildlife Refuge!

Hop aboard his 20’ Willie drift boat, ideal for up to 4 anglers. She’s perfectly suited for these waters, and before you know it, you’ll become immersed in the nature that surrounds you. It’s not only fish you’ll see, but there are also plenty of bears, elk and mighty birds of prey to take in.

Depending on the time of year and your targets, Capt. JJ takes you into the Upper River, Middle River, or Lower River, and even the stunning Canyon – weather permitting. These waters play host to the annual migration of stunning Sockeye and Silver Salmon, Steelhead, and Dolly Varden!

Whether you’re a fly fishing fanatic or prefer traditional spinning methods, Capt. JJ has the equipment you need for a successful day on board. At the end of the trip, he’s happy to clean and fillet any catch you’d like to take home for dinner.

Feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to have and, most importantly, don’t forget to pick up a fishing license before heading out. Take advantage of the Kenai River’s limited fishing season and experience Alaska’s wild beauty with Kenai River Trout Anglers!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Oct 20
    $550
    Give yourself a full 8 hours on the water and take in everything the Kenai River has to offer! You'll explore the Middle River, the Upper River, or the Kenai River Canyons in search of delicious Salmon and Trout. Your targets will vary depending on the time of year you visit. Make sure to pick up a fishing license beforehand and feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Oct 20
    $350
    Spend 4 hours getting a taste of the epic Trout or Salmon fishing in the Upper Kenai! Your targets will depend on the time of year you're visiting. Capt. JJ provides all of the gear you need to fly fish or cast your lures with. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and don't forget to pick up a fishing license beforehand.
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About the Captain

JJ Brown
Cooper Landing, Alaska, United States
1 Fishing Report
37 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
I have been a Kenai river guide for 2 decades and am one of the few outfitters to work under a permit to fish the Upper Kenai River National Wildlife Refuge. Top rated on Trip Advisor, my past clients' testimonies speak to the quality and professionalism that my company prides itself in. Come fish with the best!

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Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Willie (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 10HP Mercury engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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.

Listing Policies

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
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Michael P.
Venetie, Alaska
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Great trip on the Kenai with Matt

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 18, 2021
A positive experience!  JJ was great with communication.  Called me day prior to trip to finalize details and let me know...
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Wasilla, Alaska
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Full Day with Matt

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 15, 2021
We had an excellent day of fishing with Matt.  I can’t tell you how amazing his guidance, and expertise of the river was! ...
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Henderson, MN
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Full Day Trip with Matt

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 12, 2021
Matt was an amazing teacher.  All of us on the boat were first timers when it came to fly fishing. We caught a pile of Sockeye...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 30, 2021
Andrew made my wife and myself feel very comfortable on our half day trip. He was very knowledgeable and put us on several...
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Charlotte, NC
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Full Day with Matt

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 12, 2021
Incredible experience! Newbies do not be intimidated! A must do when visiting Alaska!
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FAQs about Kenai River Trout Anglers

Kenai River Trout Anglers offers the following trips to customers:
  • $175 per person - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $275 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

Trips booked with Kenai River Trout Anglers include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Kenai River Trout Anglers offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Kenai River)

Kenai River Trout Anglers offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Kenai River Trout Anglers include:
  • Dolly Varden
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)