5 Day Fishing Trip

5 Days


May - Sept



Why This Trip?

Taking this 5-day fishing trip through Southcentral Alaska offers a unique opportunity to experience some of the world's best fishing in stunning, pristine environments.

It's not just about the thrill of the catch; it's about immersing yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska, from the scenic drives along the Seward and Sterling Highways to the rugged beauty of Kachemak Bay and Resurrection Bay.

Along the way, you'll have the chance to target a diverse range of fish species, including salmon, halibut, rainbow trout, and Dolly Varden, guided by local experts who know the best spots and techniques.

Beyond fishing, the itinerary allows for exploring Alaskan towns, enjoying local cuisine (perhaps even your catch of the day), and experiencing the unique culture and wildlife of the region.


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Day 1

Drive from Anchorage to Kenai / Soldotna

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Depart from Anchorage early in the morning and drive to the Kenai/Soldotna area. The drive takes about 2.5 to 3 hours, offering beautiful scenic views along the Seward Highway and Sterling Highway.

Arrive in Soldotna and embark on a guided fishing trip on the Kenai River, famous for its world-class salmon fishing. Target king salmon, sockeye salmon, or silver salmon, depending on the season.

Check into your accommodations in Soldotna or Kenai. Enjoy a local dinner, possibly with your catch of the day.

Day 2

Drive from Kenai / Soldotna to Homer

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Enjoy a morning fishing session on the Kenai River or nearby lakes for rainbow trout and Dolly Varden.

Travel to Homer, approximately 1.5 hours drive south. Known as the "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World," Homer offers excellent halibut fishing opportunities.

Check into your accommodations in Homer. Explore the Homer Spit, enjoy dinner at a local seafood restaurant, and prepare for the next day's fishing adventure.

Day 3

Spend the day fishing in Homer

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Book a full-day halibut fishing charter out of Homer. These charters also often target salmon, rockfish, and lingcod. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Kachemak Bay and the surrounding mountains.

Return to Homer for another night. Visit the local shops and galleries, and enjoy fresh seafood for dinner.

Day 4

Drive from Homer to Seward

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Depart early for Seward, taking a detour through Cooper Landing. This route offers the chance for a morning fishing session on the Kenai River in the Cooper Landing area, famous for fly fishing for salmon and trout.

Continue to Seward, arriving in time for a fishing trip cruise out of Resurrection Bay for silver salmon or rockfish, enjoying the stunning coastal scenery and wildlife.

Check into your accommodations in Seward. Explore the town and enjoy dinner at one of Seward's restaurants.

Day 5

Drive from Seward to Anchorage

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Take a morning fishing charter in Seward, targeting salmon or halibut. Alternatively, visit the Alaska SeaLife Center if you prefer a break from fishing.

Begin your journey back to Anchorage. If time allows, stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Girdwood to see Alaskan wildlife up close.

Arrive back in Anchorage for your final night. Enjoy a farewell dinner, celebrating the successful fishing expedition.