Fish Runs
Run Timing for the Kenai Peninsula's Major Sport Fisheries

LOCATION SPECIES RUN TIMING  Peak of the run is in the middle of the dates given.
Kenai River1,2 King Salmon

First run: mid-May to early July.

Second run: early July to season closure on July 31.2

Red Salmon mid-July to early August.
Silver Salmon

First run: late July to late August.

Second run: early September through season closure on September 30. -- Closed to fishing for silvers Aug.1-Aug.3

 

Russian River2 Red Salmon

First run: mid-June to mid-July.

Second run: mid-July to season closure on August 20.

Kasilof River King Salmon Late May to season closure on July 31.

Anchor River, Deep Creek, and Ninilchik River

King Salmon Late May to late June. This is a "weekend-only" fishery. Consult regulations closely before fishing here.
Silver Salmon Early August to mid-September.
Steelhead Trout Mid-August to early November (catch-and-release only).

Deep Creek Salt Water

King Salmon

First run: early May to late June.

Second run: late June to early August.

Resurrection Bay Silver Salmon Early July to late September.
Homer Spit King Salmon

First run: mid-May to early July.

Second run: Last stocked 1999, some available July - August.

Silver Salmon Early August to mid-September.
Dolly Varden Mid-May to mid-July.
Halibut Cove King Salmon Mid-May to early July.

Clam Gulch, Deep Creek, and Polly Creek

Razor Clams All year, on -2-foot tides or lower.

1. There may be emergency closures on all fisheries at any time. However, emergency closures are more likely to affect both Kenai River king salmon runs, both Russian River red runs, and the Kenai River silver salmon run. 2. Open seasons and legal tackle varies greatly. Consult regulations closely when fishing the Kenai River.

Information courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.