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Sport Fish Run Timing

Timing and location are critical when fishing in Alaska. Use the timing menu below to increase your chances of success by planning your fishing trip around the times and locations the fish are running.

Sport Fish run timing and fish availability charts.




KENAI PENINSULA SPORT FISH AVAILABILITY IN FRESH WATER

This table indicates when sport fish are present (little fish) or at their peak availability (larger fish) in fresh waters of the Kenai Peninsula, except for that area adjacent to Whittier. Communities include Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Seward, Anchor Point, Nikiski, Cooper Landing, and Hope.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
king salmon present peak peak
sockeye salmon present peak peak peak
coho salmon present peak peak peak present present
pink salmon present peak present
Arctic char peak peak peak peak peak present present present peak peak peak peak
Dolly Varden present present present present present present peak peak peak present present present
steelhead trout present present present peak peak peak peak peak peak peak present present
rainbow trout present present present peak peak peak peak peak peak peak present present
lake trout peak peak peak peak peak peak peak peak present peak peak peak
northern pike peak present present present peak peak present present peak peak present
grayling present present present peak peak peak present peak peak peak present present
smelt present present
whitefish present present present present present present present present present present present present
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

These run-timing tables indicate fish availability only. Some waters may be closed to fishing, so be sure to check a current regulation summary before planning your trip.