Frequently Asked Questions


Welcome to our FAQ section! Here, you’ll find answers to common questions about our fishing trips, booking process, and what to expect on your adventure. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. We’re here to help make your fishing experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible!

What rivers do you offer guided fishing trips on?
  • Chadwick’s Fishing provides guided fishing trips on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.
What types of fish can I expect to catch on these trips?
  • Depending on the season, you might catch king salmon, sockeye salmon, coho salmon, pink salmon, as well as trophy-sized rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. For a full guide check out our “Fishing” page. 
Do I need prior fishing experience to join a trip?
  • While no prior experience is necessary, the guides provide comprehensive support and instruction, catering to all skill levels from beginner to experienced anglers.
Are the guides certified?
  • All guides are not only U.S. Coast Guard certified but also thoroughly trained through the Kenai River Guide Academy, ensuring a safe and informed fishing experience.
How can I book a fishing trip?
  • Booking can be done directly via phone, text, or by using the contact form on the website. It’s recommended to book early, especially for peak fishing seasons.
Can the service accommodate large groups or corporate events?
  • The service is well-equipped to handle large groups, including corporate events, with enough resources to provide multiple guides and boats.
What is the best time of year to fish on the Kenai Peninsula?
  • Peak fishing seasons vary by fish species; king salmon is best in late May to early July, sockeye in late June to August, and silver salmon from late August through September.
What should I bring for a fishing trip?
  • Essential items include a valid fishing license, appropriate clothing for variable weather, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera, and any personal fishing gear, though most gear can be provided by the charter service.
Are there any age restrictions for fishing trips?
  • There are no specific age restrictions; however, fishing trips may be more suitable for children who can handle being on a boat for several hours.
How long are the fishing trips?
  • Fishing trips typically range from half-day to full-day outings, with options for multi-day packages that include lodging.
What fishing techniques will we use?
  • Techniques vary depending on the target species but can include spinning, baitcasting, and fly fishing.
Do I need to purchase a fishing license?
  • Yes, everyone participating in fishing needs to have a current Alaskan fishing license, which can be purchased online or locally.
What is the cancellation policy for fishing trips?
  • Policies can vary, but generally, there are fees for late cancellations, with some flexibility for weather-related changes.

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Experience Alaska’s
Kenai Peninsula

Alaska has been touted as some of the best fishing in the world, with the Kenai Peninsula being praised as the best of the best. Let our team of local fishing guide’s take you to the hidden spots to catch some of the best fish Alaska has to offer. 

Guy catching a fish in Kenai River Alaska