Lakeview Outfitters invites you on an unforgettable fly fishing adventure out of Cooper Landing, Alaska. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of Cooper Landing with all its forests, white capped mountains, wildlife, and the thriving fish life. The man who will make it all happen is Captain and Guide TJ Dawon and his crew.

TJ is eco-conscious and has built a fly fishing equipment shop that is fully self-sustained by solar power. He also practices catch and release in order to preserve the local fisheries for the future generations. And in order to reduce the stress to the fish, he only ever uses and sells barbless hooks.

Lakeview Outfitters will take you out on a 20-foot Willi aluminum fishing boat originally built in 2014. The boat is powered by a 9.9HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots. This speed is perfect for the shallow waters that surround you and will get you to the best fishing spots with ease.

On your trip, you can fly fish for Steelhead, Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout, Silver Salmon, King Salmon, and Sockeye Salmon. Lakeview Outfitters will provide you with the best fly fishing equipment which they also carry in their store. TJ and the guides always carry an arsenal of flies and beads. Your trip includes fly fishing equipment, live and artificial baits, and conventional tackle.

Lakeview Outfitters have a full rental area, offering chest waders and boots as well as fly rods and reels. They will also provide you with a wealth of information about the area and fun things to do. You are welcome to choose a half or full day fishing trip, a scenic breakfast tour first thing in the morning, or an afternoon wine tour.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Dec 1
    US $400
    On this trip, you will drift fish 8 miles of the Upper Kenai River. This is a wild area, closed to motors with incredible fishing opportunities for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden. Start times are flexible depending on the season, species, and your needs, allowing you to depart at 8:00 a.m. instead.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Dec 1
    US $650
    On this trip, you will spend the day drift fishing 8 miles of the Upper Kenai River. This wild area is closed to motors and features incredible fishing opportunities for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden. Start times are flexible depending on the season, species, and your needs.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Dec 1
    US $650
    On this trip, you will spend the day drift fishing 8 miles of the Upper Kenai River. This wild area is closed to motors and features incredible fishing opportunities for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden. Start times are flexible depending on the season, species, and your needs, allowing you to depart at 2:00 p.m. instead.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Jeff W.
United States
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Excellent time Fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 18, 2023
I went fishing with my two sons.  Phil took the time to help set them up and find where the fish were.  We all caught Sockeye...
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Tim T.
Bristol, TN
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Fishing with Philip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (PM) on July 14, 2023
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David K.
Seward, Alaska
Excellent
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Kenai River Trout fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 1, 2023
Great trip
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Cassandra S.
South Portland, ME
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Half day with Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 10, 2022
We were all new to fly fishing and Captain Phil was really great at explaining equipment and techniques to us all. We had a...
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Ahmed A. H.
Sugar Land, TX
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Great fishing Experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 5, 2022
Such great fishing experience added al lot to my Alaska visit which will stay in my mind for ever.Great captain and supportive. ...
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FAQs about Lakeview Outfitters

Lakeview Outfitters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $200 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $325 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $325 per person - Full Day Trip (PM) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Lakeview Outfitters, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lakeview Outfitters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Lakeview Outfitters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (kenai River, Kasilof River )
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Lakeview Outfitters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lakeview Outfitters include:
  • Dolly Varden
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)

Meet the Charter Operator

Lakeview Outfitters
Cooper Landing, Alaska, United States
18 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2017
Fishing has been such a huge part of my life and interests growing up that it was a natural progression to begin guiding. My focus is teaching people the art of fly fishing with much emphasis on the conservation of our fisheries. It would be a pleasure to spend some time on the water with you!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Willi (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 9.9HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
kenai River, Kasilof River
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

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