D’s Fishing Charters offers exciting adventures out of Soldotna, Alaska. If you are looking for some fine angling on the waters of the Kenai peninsula, guided by a tournament-winner captain who knows all the hottest spots – D’s Fishing Charters is your best choice.

Captain Dustin will take you out aboard a 20’ Hatco Inland Explorer boat, which is a comfortable and seaworthy fishing machine, ideal for the local waters. It comes powered by a new 50 HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots. Perfect for accommodating up to four anglers, the boat is rigged with safety equipment and modern navigational electronics, such as a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fish finder.

Fishing the Kenai peninsula offers a myriad of possibilities. D’s Fishing Company can accommodate any angler’s needs, whether it’s a dream to land a big Salmon or monster Trout. Your age and skill levels don’t matter, novice to the occasional angler to serious fisherman – Captain Dustin is also a great teacher.

D’s Fishing Company offers shared and private packages. On your day out, you will be catching Salmon and Rainbow Trout, testing yourself in a variety of fishing techniques, including trolling, spinning, fly fishing, drift fishing, and light and heavy tackle.

A trip with D’s Fishing Company comes inclusive with all you need to make an outstanding catch possible. You will be provided with fly fishing equipment, as well as rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Captain Dustin will send your catch home cleaned and filleted, ready to go straight into the frying pan! You will need to purchase a fishing license prior to the trip and grab some food and drinks if you wish.

So simply take a look at the offered packages below, pick the one to your liking, and book the next opening that works for you. After this, you can start counting down the days until your next angling adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (2 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $775
    The package is for a maximum of 2 anglers. This full-day trip is ideal for those passionate anglers who want more hours on the water. You'll get plenty of opportunities at your target, maybe even getting the chance to land your next trophy catch. Guided by Captain Dustin, you will be fishing for Salmon and Rainbow Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (2 PAX) (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    If you want to go out and have the waters all to yourself, this is your trip! The trip accommodates up to a maximum of 2 anglers so you can also bring a fishing buddy. You will be targeting Salmon and Rainbow Trout with all the necessary equipment provided. You will need to purchase a fishing license prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (2 PAX) (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    This trip will allow up to 2 anglers to team up with the captain for an exploration of some of the best hotspots in the area. All the necessary equipment will be provided as you target the prized Coho Salmon and Rainbow Trout. Keep in mind that you will need to purchase a fishing license prior to the trip.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    Join fellow Salmon fishing enthusiasts and set off on an adventure exploring many of the local hotspots. The captain is committed to adhering to your needs and so whether you want to take fish home or go catch and release some Rainbows he will accommodate. Either way, he'll work hard to put you on fish.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $350
    Short 4-5 hour trip. Good for when the fish are running and limits are easy.

About the Captain

Dustin Klepacki
Soldotna, Alaska, United States
11 Fishing Reports
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2017
Dustin Klepacki began his fishing career at an early age of 13 when he fished in tournaments in Northern Illinois until he turned 20. Dustin took 2005 National Champion, 2007 National Team of the year and had many other victories. When he turned 19, he decided to move to Alaska and started working as a deckhand on a Halibut charter, concentrating on exploring the rivers in the Kenai peninsula. One thing led to another, and Dustin became a captain. He enjoys taking his guests out and providing the best service possible.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Hatco Inland Explorer (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 50HP 2016 Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Nicole B.
Anchorage, Alaska
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Families Welcome!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 10, 2021
It’s a shame that my boys 10 and 15 had never been fishing before this, but we picked the right guide with Dustin.  Dustin...
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Fishing Salmon and Sockeye on the Kenai

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 11, 2021
Dustin is hands down the best guide you could have.  We had the best time, learned alot, and caught some fish.  Total we...
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Alaska Trip Kickoff Excursion with "Dustin"

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 1, 2021
Taught us what we needed to know for fishing the Kenai River for Sockeye.  We got our limit in a little less than a hour. ...
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Westminster, CO
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Half day with Dustin

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 30, 2021
Amazing, fantastic, exciting. We caught 3 fish the first half hour. Dustin had us in the right spot to catch fish and was so...
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Bethesda, MD
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Half day trip with Dustin.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 11, 2021
We had an incredible trip with Dustin - all went well and we were able to catch our quota.  Dustin was well organized, helpful...
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FAQs about D's Fishing Company

D's Fishing Company offers the following trips to customers:
  • $175 per person - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $275 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (2 PAX) (PM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (2 PAX) (AM) (5 hours)
  • $775 per group - Full Day Trip (2 PAX) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with D's Fishing Company, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with D's Fishing Company include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

D's Fishing Company offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

D's Fishing Company offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with D's Fishing Company include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)