Location
Kenai Peninsula
Alaska, United States
Drive-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
saltwater, freshwater (rivers),
Guided
8 hours/day
4:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
5/5
8 reviews

Overview

Kenai River Recon is your answer to an unforgettable guided fishing trip in Alaska. Experience Alaska’s famous Kenai and Kasilof rivers while tracking down trophy-sized trout and salmon with a local and very insightful fishing guide.

Whatever your level of fishing experience, and whether you want a spin-casting or fly-fishing adventure, come join us for your guided fishing excursion of a lifetime. You’ll be provided a safe and thrilling trip among Alaska’s big fish and breathtaking beauty.

Here at Kenai River Recon we accommodate all skill levels, whether it is fly-fishing or spin casting. Come join us on a trip down the world famous Kenai River or Kasilof while we have fun and chase down the trout or salmon you’ve dreamed about.

Kenai River Recon LLC, is veteran owned and operated by Sean Smart. Sean spent his childhood on the Kenai Peninsula fishing the Kenai River and surrounding lakes. After high school, he served in the Army, which took him away from Alaska for six years while he traveled the world. Realizing how much he missed his home state, he moved back to the great land and soon found himself consumed with fishing, particularly fly fishing. Fishing has taken him to some unique and remote places, including within Alaska and beyond, to tropical locations. Now he’s living out his dream, guiding full time and sharing his passion with visitors and locals alike.

What makes us unique:

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Trout - Rainbow
  • Arctic Char
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Steelhead
  • Halibut
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Trout - Rainbow
Arctic Char
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Steelhead
Halibut

Our season runs from May 15 to Oct 30.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$457.50
CA$556.41
£325.61
€378.75

PER PERSON

3 nights / 2 days fishingMay 15 - May 30 and Oct 1 - Oct 30

Eagles’s Nest, Bear Den, Wolf’s De

US$990.00
CA$1,204.04
£704.59
€819.58
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $39.60 per person
3 nights / 2 days fishingMay 15 - May 30 and Oct 1 - Oct 30

Klondike House

US$1,425.00
CA$1,733.09
£1,014.18
€1,179.70
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $57.00 per person
4 nights / 3 days fishingMay 15 - May 30 and Oct 1 - Oct 30

Eagles’s Nest, Bear Den, Wolf’s Den

US$1,410.00
CA$1,714.85
£1,003.51
€1,167.28
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $56.40 per person
4 nights / 3 days fishingMay 15 - May 30 and Oct 1 - Oct 30

Klondike House

US$1,990.00
CA$2,420.25
£1,416.30
€1,647.44
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $79.60 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingMay 15 - May 30 and Oct 1 - Oct 30

Eagles’s Nest, Bear Den, Wolf’s Den

US$1,830.00
CA$2,225.65
£1,302.42
€1,514.98
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $73.20 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingMay 15 - May 30 and Oct 1 - Oct 30

Klondike House

US$2,555.00
CA$3,107.40
£1,818.41
€2,115.18
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $102.20 per person
3 nights / 2 days fishingJune 1 - July 9 and Aug 16 - Sep 30

Eagles’s Nest, Bear Den, Wolf’s Den

US$1,125.00
CA$1,368.23
£800.67
€931.34
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $45.00 per person
3 nights / 2 days fishingJune 1 - July 9 and Aug 16 - Sep 30

Klondike House

US$1,587.00
CA$1,930.12
£1,129.48
€1,313.81
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $63.48 per person
4 nights / 3 days fishingJune 1 - July 9 and Aug 16 - Sep 30

Eagles’s Nest, Bear Den, Wolf’s Den

US$1,590.00
CA$1,933.76
£1,131.61
€1,316.30
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $63.60 per person
4 nights / 3 days fishingJune 1 - July 9 and Aug 16 - Sep 30

Klondike House

US$2,206.00
CA$2,682.95
£1,570.03
€1,826.26
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $88.24 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingJune 1 - July 9 and Aug 16 - Sep 30

Eagles’s Nest, Bear Den, Wolf’s Den

US$2,055.00
CA$2,499.30
£1,462.56
€1,701.25
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $82.20 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingJune 1 - July 9 and Aug 16 - Sep 30

Klondike House

US$2,825.00
CA$3,435.78
£2,010.57
€2,338.70
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $113.00 per person
3 nights / 2 days fishingJul 10 - Aug 15

Eagles’s Nest, Bear Den, Wolf’s Den

US$1,365.00
CA$1,660.12
£971.48
€1,130.03
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $54.60 per person
3 nights / 2 days fishingJul 10 - Aug 15

Klondike House

US$2,037.00
CA$2,477.41
£1,449.75
€1,686.35
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $81.48 per person
4 nights / 3 days fishingJul 10 - Aug 15

Eagles’s Nest, Bear Den, Wolf’s Den

US$1,910.00
CA$2,322.95
£1,359.36
€1,581.21
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $76.40 per person
4 nights / 3 days fishingJul 10 - Aug 15

Klondike House

US$2,806.00
CA$3,412.67
£1,997.05
€2,322.97
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $112.24 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingJul 10 - Aug 15

Eagles’s Nest, Bear Den, Wolf’s Den

US$2,455.00
CA$2,985.78
£1,747.24
€2,032.39
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $98.20 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingJul 10 - Aug 15

Klondike House

US$3,575.00
CA$4,347.93
£2,544.35
€2,959.60
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $143.00 per person

NOTES

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

8 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Other:

Prices include all rods (spinning, bait casting and fly), bait, terminal tackle and safety gear. I also provide hip boots for salmon fishing when fishing from the bank.

Deposit required: 50%

Balance due: At time of trip.


Due to our short fishing seasons in Alaska, we require a 60-Day written notice of cancellation for a full refund less 10% administrative fees. Less than 60-day cancellation will be subject to forfeiture of your deposit unless the trip can be rebooked.


Payment Methods Accepted
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PayPal:
Check/cash:
Wire transfer/bank draft:
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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-5
-13
12.2
Feb
-2
-11
10.8
Mar
1
-9
6.1
Apr
7
-2
6.1
May
12
2
10.8
Jun
16
7
16.1
Jul
17
9
30.7
Aug
17
8
45.1
Sep
13
4
63.8
Oct
6
-2
41.5
Nov
-1
-9
20.1
Dec
-3
-11
19.1

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
24
8
0.48
Feb
29
12
0.43
Mar
33
15
0.24
Apr
44
28
0.24
May
54
36
0.42
Jun
60
44
0.63
Jul
63
49
1.21
Aug
62
47
1.77
Sep
55
40
2.51
Oct
43
29
1.63
Nov
30
16
0.79
Dec
26
11
0.75

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

You’ll be staying at Eagle’s Eye Vacation Rental. Accommodations include:

The Bear Den

The Bear Den is our one-bedroom lodge that has all the comforts of home. The full kitchen allows you to make a meal out of the wild Alaska salmon you catch just outside. The unlimited wireless internet and large flat-screen TV will enable you to watch your favorite shows or movies after a long, fulfilling day of experiencing Alaska.

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • One Queen Sized bed
  • One Bunk bed
  • Up to 5 guests
The Eagle’s Nest

The Eagle’s Nest is one of our newest cabins. With a full kitchen and bathroom, you can have your Alaskan adventure in comfort. A cozy living room with a view provides a place where the story of the day can be shared and laughter is had. True to our name you can get an “eagle’s eye” view of the beautiful Kenai River off the deck. filled with comfort and a view the Eagle’s Nest should be added to your trip.

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Private fishing access to the Kenai River
  • Up to 6 guests
  • Deck with a view
The Wolf’s Den

The Wolf’s Den is our dry cabin that is used with larger groups. It is not available for rental by itself but don’t let that fool you. It is a quaint cabin that offers the same entertainment as our bigger cabins. If you are coming with a larger group the wolf’s den is a must for those longing for an Alaskan adventure.

  • Private fishing access to the Kenai River
  • Accommodations for 2
The Klondike House

The Klondike House is our biggest property. Offering the privacy of a driveway and big backyard it truly can be a home away from home. The large deck found in the backyard provides space for a great barbeque outside. The Klondike House also offers a full kitchen, 1.5 bathrooms, full laundry, and 3 bedrooms. If you have a large group and need the convenience of the home then this is the place for you. While this is not located on the banks of the Kenai like our other properties its location puts you only moments away from some of the most popular fishing spots on the Kenai River. So if it is fish you are after this location offers many opportunities.

  • Full kitchen
  • 1.5 Bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Up to 10 guests

Details

Corporate buyout:

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

25

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

20-45 mins.

Meals

    BOATS

    Description

    We operate from 2 different boats depending on which section and what river we’re fishing. One is a 20’ power boat (North River) which accommodates up time 4 anglers. The other is a 20’ Willies drift boat which also accommodates up to 4 anglers.

    Details

    Bathroom:

    n/a

    Heated cabins:

    n/a

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    Fly to Anchorage

    Book a flight to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, and enjoy the adventure of getting to the Kenai, Alaska area for your fishing trip. Rent a car or a motorhome and experience the beautiful drive. If driving’s not what you have in mind, you can take the short flight from Anchorage to Kenai.

    Drive from Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula

    If you have the chance to drive from Anchorage to one of our base locations, you will not be disappointed. The Seward Highway is one of the most scenic drives in North America. Have your camera ready, as there are numerous photo opportunities you won’t want to miss.

    All the major rental car companies are located at the Anchorage International Airport.

    If you have friends and/or family with you and want to make a scenic adventure of it, there are motorhome rentals all over Anchorage (just not at the airport).

    Fly from Anchorage to Kenai Airport

    If you want to fly to Kenai, Alaska for your fishing adventure, this will also be a scenic treat, and the flight is only about a half hour. Two airlines fly from Anchorage to Kenai – Ravn and Grant.

    Car rentals are available at the Kenai Airport from Avis and Budget.

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