At Trophy King Lodge, we live up to our name. We are the top saltwater lodge for trophy King Salmon in all of Alaska. Why? Location, location, location! Every trophy King en route to the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers (the two biggest trophy King Salmon rivers in North America), passes in front of the lodge. The average fish we catch in the trophy run weighs in between 45 and 70 pounds. The TKL record to date is a montrous 84 pounds!
In May and early June, we get a great run of Spring Kings (avg. 18-35 pounds). August brings the popular Silver Salmon, which is our biggest saltwater run. Every year, an estimated 70,000 King Salmon and over 1,000,000 Silvers & Sockeye pass by the lodge.
Our unique location, right on the beach, gives us quick access to some of Alaska’s best saltwater fishing grounds. Every Kenai and Kasilof King runs right past the lodge, en route to the spawning grounds. Unlike many parts of Alaska, we are able to catch huge Halibut in relatively shallow water. We have over 100 holes marked on our GPS maps spanning an area of about 80 square miles and we fish depths of 40-180 feet. We find the halibut wherever they are located, throughout the season. We also have all the required professional gear to safely place any size Halibut in the box. It seems everyone wants to join the “Century Club” with his own trophy Halibut over 100 pounds. Each year that dream is realized, as we harvest a number of “barn doors” well over the 100 pound mark. The lodge record is a whopping 350 pounds!
The Kenai and Kasilof Rivers are two of the main rivers for freshwater fishing on the Kenai Peninsula and consistent producers of Trophy Salmon and Trophy Rainbow Trout. The Kasilof is almost all glacial fed causing a light green water color year-around. This is also a drift only river. We fish the Kasilof from the middle of May through June for the Spring King Salmon. We return in August to fish for those Sporty Silvers.