Alaska Fishing Trip Planner
Krog's Kamp is a first class Alaska fishing lodge located on the famous Kenai River. Our lodging facilities and "kamp" offer a homelike atmosphere where you can experience world class guided Alaska fishing trips for salmon, halibut, and trout. You can fish from the banks of the river in front of "kamp" for red salmon, trout, and silver salmon, sit around the campfire swapping stories, relax in the hot tub or sauna or spend quiet time alone.
OUR ALASKA FISHING LODGE ACCOMMODATIONS:
Our Alaskan Fishing Lodge has several options to accommodate your needs during your stay at Krog's Kamp. There are large attached 1, 2, and 3 bedroom townhouse style chalets overlooking the Kenai River, detached 2 bedroom forest view chalets, cozy 1 bedroom cabins and 1 room bungalows. All of our facilities have private baths, covered decks, and most have fully equipped kitchens. Some have fireplaces or wood stoves. All chalets, cabins, and bungalows have gas grills. Our facilities are smoke free and we ask our guests to bring along slippers for use while indoors.
In addition, we also have a spa area with large hot tub, sauna, and gym where folks can relax after a long day of Alaska fishing. There is a horseshoe pit, firepit, and picnic tables for use and enjoyment of our guests. We supply all equipment necessary for your outdoor excursion while staying here at the Alaska fishing lodge.
All of the fishing trips listed below are fully outfitted and guided by the finest guides in the business. All are CPR and first aid certified and licensed by the US Coast Guard and State of Alaska.
ALASKA FISHING - CHINOOK SALMON (KINGS):
The Alaska fishing season for Chinook Salmon starts in May with the first run of King Salmon weighing in at an average of 35 pounds. We catch these fish in the salt waters of Cook Inlet as well as in our rivers. The second run of Kings weighing an average of over 50 pounds hits the river in July. This is also when the "hogs" are most likely to be found. Every year, many fish are caught which weigh in excess of 60 pounds. King Salmon season closes July 31 unless held over by emergency order of Fish and Game.
For those who want a more wilderness experience or who are fly fishermen, fly-in trips across Cook Inlet to clear water streams or to the Nushagak River are also available beginning mid June through mid July.
ALASKA FISHING - SOCKEYE SALMON (REDS):
The first run of red salmon hits the Kenai River the beginning of June. These meaty fighters weigh an average of 8 pounds and are considered by many to be the best eating of all the salmon.
The second run of reds enters the Kenai in mid-July. These reds are larger weighing an average of 10 pounds. With a limit of 3 per day, these fish provide the angler with a lot of excitement and challenge. Red salmon fishing is also available across Cook Inlet for those who wish to have a more wilderness experience.
Red salmon are generally so abundant in the streams across the Inlet that the bears are frequently fishing in the same areas. It is quite common to have 3 or more brown bears feeding along the same area that you are fishing. Your guide will make certain that the bears do not get too close but just the sight of these majestic creatures can make your Alaska Fishing experience one to remember!
ALASKA FISHING - SILVER SALMON:
The acrobatic silver salmon begin entering the Kenai River the end of July and are here well into the fall of the year. Pound for pound, these fish are considered by many to be the best fighters of all the salmon. Your limit will be 2 silver salmon each day.
Silver salmon fishing is also available on a flyout. Silvers enter the west side streams before entering the Kenai system so if you are here the middle of July or later, you should be able to get into some good silver salmon fishing.
ALASKA FISHING - RAINBOW TROUT:
The Alaska fishing season for Rainbow trout opens June 11 in the Kenai River. The upper Kenai River is clear water and is ideal for fly fishing as well as for spin casting. This is a beautiful journey through a wilderness area and is truly a fly fisherman's dream trip.
We can also offer a flyout for Alaska trout fishing. Rainbow fishing in most areas is catch and release.
ALASKA FISHING - HALIBUT:
Alaska halibut fishing trips include several choices. Homer, Deep Creek, Anchor Point all fish the waters of Cook Inlet on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula. Seward guides, fish the waters of Resurrection Bay and beyond. The average sized halibut weighs in at around 45-60 pounds but there are many fish caught that weigh in excess of 100 pounds. Halibut are bottom feeders so the best halibut times are when we have the least tidal exchange between high and low tide. This occurs twice monthly for several days in a row.
Digging razor clams is one of our favorite activities throughout the summer months. We will outfit you with boots, shovels, clam guns, pails, and technical assistance before you go down the road to Clam Gulch. The limit on razor clams is 60 clams per person per day. We generally have two clam tide series a month.
Birding opportunities abound on the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai National Moose Refuge, headquartered in Soldotna, boasts of some 75 different species of birds including tundra swans, bald eagles, a variety of owls, golden eagles, and many different song birds. Just down the road at Homer, there are a myriad of shore birds including the ever popular puffins. Every May, there is a Shore Bird Festival at Homer where you can see and photograph literally thousands of migrating shore birds.
In the Kenai area every April, the Snow Goose return to the Kenai flats. Following the Snow Geese, we will have Canada Geese on the flats along with other birds including Sandhill Cranes. Every fall, we have Stellar Jays who visit the our Alaska fishing lodge and enjoy taking peanuts off the rails of our decks. We have numerous other birds that come to our feeders during the summer months. The island in front of our "kamp" is a favorite perching place for bald eagles. It is quite common to see 2 or 3 bald eagles in the trees at one time and we have also had Osprey, and we occasionally have a Great Horned Owl come to visit.
Pictured above, a Stellar Jay comes to the deck rail to collect peanuts for winter food. There is also a birding hotline in Homer where you can check on recent sightings of rare birds.
Alaska fishing vacations are not all we offer here at Krog's Kamp. Sightseeing opportunities abound here on the Kenai Peninsula. Each bend in the road unfolds a new scenic panorama and on a clear day, 4 different volcanoes can be photographed in one shot. Alaska's wildflowers are everywhere in the summertime. Fireweed, lupine, wild geraniums, forget-me-nots, and buttercups are just a few of the wild flowers that makeup the palette. For those who want a structured tour, we can provide for aerial, marine, and ground tours of all areas of the Kenai Peninsula. These trips offer excellent photo opportunities.
Aerial tours will provide you with an opportunity to fly over Harding Icefield and its many glaciers, over Mt. Redoubt volcano, and over wildlife areas. Marine tours will take you around Resurrection Bay where you will see whales, sea otters, sea lions, mountain goats, and a plethora of sea birds as well as the beautiful scenery of the Kenai Fjords National Park. For the history buff, there are gun emplacements that were built into the side of the rock walls of the Bay during World War II . We also offer dog sledding tours of Resurrection Canyon and self guided walk-in visits to Exit Glacier.
Moose and bald eagles are frequently seen at our Alaska fishing lodge as well as when driving along the roadways. Caribou can usually be seen just on the outskirts of the City of Kenai about 10 miles from "kamp" although we have seen a group of 10 slowly wandering down our road. We have also seen caribou on the island in front of "kamp". During spring and fall migration, snow geese, swans, and sandhill cranes are also frequently seen in the air and on our many lakes and wetlands.
If you are looking for a unique way to see the countryside, doing it on horseback will accomplish this goal. There is a riding stable nearby where guided horseback treks are available. A two or three hour ride will take you through Alaska's back country where you will see first hand the vastness of our great state. If you are thinking of taking a horseback trek, be sure to bring suitable foot ware.
The Trail Ride takes you into the Mountains above Cooper Landing or along a scenic lake & creek depending on the experience of the group. Both are spectacular and for many folks the highlight of their vacation. The scenic float shows off the beauty of the Upper Kenai River Valley and all of it's wildlife & abundant bird life. This serene stretch of river is fun and safe for all ages & abilities. In between the Paddle and the Saddle, you'll have a hearty lunch and work your way through some paydirt in the traditional way. The dirt comes from a historic mining claim in Cooper Landing. You'll have your own sluice box to work your dirt - quite an interesting process - and it's fun to examine the rocks and watch for gold. Afterwards you can relax in the hot tub back at the Alaska fishing lodge and enjoy the sunset on another beautiful Alaskan day.
The Kenai Peninsula is home of the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai National Moose Refuge both of which have many improved trails. Good maps are available for the trails mentioned above and guide services can be purchased if desired.
KAYAKING - CANOEING:
Kayaks and canoes can be rented in the local area. If you want a guide and or instruction, that is also available. The Swanson River Canoe system is only a few miles from our Alaska fishing lodge and provides a great day outing. Kayaking is very popular especially on Resurrection Bay at Seward. This can be combined with a Kenai Fjords Tour or if preferred, kayaking adventures are available by themselves.
You'll take a thrilling 2 mile ride through the woods and Resurrection Canyon pulled by a real dog sled team. While at the Seavey's Ididaride, you'll get a tour of the kennels and a full explanation on the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and how a team is developed. Mitch Seavey, Ididaride owner, was the winner of the 2004 Iditarod Sled Dog Race to Nome.
This Alaskan outdoor adventure tour does it all! Alaska helicopter glacier tours - flightseeing, a glacier landing, and a dog sled ride makes this triple adventure a unique and unforgettable experience and the highlight of any Alaskan adventure tours vacation. Pristine beauty, majestic mountains and ancient glaciers are seemingly within arm's reach as you near your destination... the Godwin Glacier! A breathtaking view of Resurrection Bay and glacier-carved mountains unfold to this unspoiled wilderness, home to mountain goats, bears, moose and eagles that may be spotted along the way.
There are three golf courses within a few miles of our Alaska fishing lodge. There is a 9 hole course in Soldotna, an 18 hole course in Kenai just 10 miles north of us, and an 18 hole course at Funny River. These courses are open to the public and clubs are available.
An Alaska fishing vacation need not just be about fishing! From relaxing in the hot tub at our Alaska fishing lodge to something as exciting as Heli-sledding, there are many activities available to round out your vacation. Just tell us the things you would like to do and if we don't already offer them, we'll find them for you. We specialize in genuine old time Alaskan hospitality and personal attention. Come and join the Krog's Kamp family.