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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.


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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
king salmon present present present present peak peak peak peak present present present present
sockeye salmonpresentpeakpeak
coho salmonpresentpeakpeakpresentpresent
pink salmonpeakpeakpresent
Dolly Vardenpresentpresentpeakpeakpresent
steelhead troutpeakpeakpeak
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.

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