Your Alaska Adventure is Almost Here!!

We know how excited you are….We are too!

It’s important to have as much information as possible to make the most of your trip.

What to pack and other FAQ…

What to Bring on Your Alaska Vacation

  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Sunglasses and sun screen
  • Fishing license and salmon stamp (get on line-see ADF&G link)
  • Light rain jacket for non-fishing times
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Personal items of interest to you
  • A small waterproof pack to put the above in

We Supply:

  • All boats
  • Friendly, experienced guides
  • Top quality fishing tackle including, conventional, spin and fly fishing gear
  • High Quality rain gear, bibs and coats
  • Hip boots or waders

Frequently asked questions:

Be sure to check out our FAQ HERE

Driving directions to all lodges:

Alaska Hooksetters →

Eagle Head Cabins →

Kasilof Cabins →

Hi-Lo Lodge & Cabins →

Russell’s Riverfront →

Montgomery Lodge →

Russell’s Camping →

Get your license online

You need an Alaska Sport fishing license. In June and July you need a king stamp for your entire stay. In August and Sept you need a king stamp for your saltwater charters:


2022 Regulations:

-Kenai closed Sundays and Mondays for boat fishing.

  • Bait is prohibited, and only one single-hook, artificial lure may be used
  • The bag and possession limit for King Salmon 20 inches or greater in length is one King Salmon. Only King Salmon 34 inches or less in length may be retained. King Salmon greater than 34 inches in length may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately.

-Kasilof closed Sundays in July. Hatchery kings only in June

-Salt: Halibut-2 per day per person (one under 28 in.); 4 total per person for season . Ling cod opens 7/1

-Trout is a trophy catch and release fishery and opens 6/11

-Silver salmon limits: 2 per day in August, 3 per day in September

-Sockeye limit is 3 per day and many times is raised to 6

The ADF&G website has an entire booklet available for the many regulations

Read this link to make the most of your trip:

15 Tips On How To Enjoy Alaska And The Kenai Peninsula

Fishing on your own

Some of our lodges are on the river and others have access nearby. We supply waders, rain gear, sockeye gear and limited tackle. It is a unique technique used for sockeye and if you aren’t experienced, we suggest you either hire one of our guides or wait until you fish for sockeye with a guide before attempting this technique. Fishing for kings from the shore is not recommended, In August, if you want to fish for silvers, it is recommended that you be familiar with bait casting gear. You will have to purchase tackle like spinners etc
Our lodge managers are not guides and can’t offer instruction.

Recommended gratuities:

  • River guides-$20-30 per person per day
  • Salt captains-$30-40 per person per day
  • Deckhands-$10-20 per person per day
  • Kitchen staff-$30-50 per person/ per week for chef and assistant
  • Housekeeping-$25-40 per person/ per week
  • Lodge managers-discretionary


Your lodge managers will call you just before your arrival for any last minute details.

Alaska Hooksetters


Eagle Head Cabins


All Others