There is an abundance of both river and saltwater fishing near the lodge.
The Anchor River is easily accessible via state land which is just few minutes away. The river has excellent runs of King Salmon (Chinook), Silver Salmon (Coho), and Steelhead (sea running rainbow trout). There are also many other rivers close by to fish. Deep Creek River and Ninilchik River are both located in Ninilchik only 20 minutes north. The Homer "fishing hole" is located only 15 minutes south on the Homer Spit. The Kasiloff River is 45 minutes north and the world famous Kenai River is 1 hour north. The Kasiloff and Kenai are large rivers which are best fished from a boat. Nearby Ninilchik, Deep Creek, and our own Anchor River are smaller rivers that are fished on foot and provide the incredible experience of catching salmon 15-40 lbs (Kings) or 10-15 lbs (Silvers) from rivers small enough to wade across in places! Dolly Varden (close relatives of Arctic Char and Brook Trout) are available from early July through October in our local rivers and sometimes right off the beach. Steelheads are plentiful in the Anchor River in September and October (catch and release only) and offer the ultimate experience for the fly fishing purests.
The Anchor River has the largest Steelhead run in southcentral Alaska. The have been protected by a catch & rlease regulation since 1989, and their numbers are coming back strong. This is virtually an untapped fishery. September and October are peak months for this ultimate sport fish. The river is very quiet at this time as well.
The Alaska Fish and Game Department has an excellent website that provides a wealth of information on sport fishing, timing of the runs, and regulations.
Many charter boats are available for salt water fishing. Homer, "The Halibut Capital of the World," is just 15 minutes away and charter boats depart even closer than that. Combination salmon and halibut charters launch off the beach within site of the lodge which the most desirable place to fish out of on the entire Kenai Peninsula because it's the closest to the fishing grounds which equates to much more time fishing and less time running out and back. We use local guides with years of experience in area waters. If you would like to book a charter we would be happy to arrange that for you as part of our service. It will cost you the same as booking it yourself and we will ensure that you will be fishing with the best guides available. Just let us know when you book your stay with us and give us a preference of dates. It's wise to plan on at least a day and a half to allow time for your catch to be processed and frozen.
There is a nearby fish processing business (Anchor Point Seafoods) just a few miles away that does a wonderful job of cleaning, vacuum sealing, and fast freezing your catch for a very reasonable price. They will also pack and weigh your catch in fish boxes (good for 48 hours) when you depart.
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