Fishing FAQ’s

Some frequently asked question for our guided fishing charters.

Where are you located?

The River Crew is based out of Soldotna, Alaska. Soldotna is about 3 hours south of Anchorage and 1 hour from Princess Lodge / Cooper Landing.

How do we get to you?

At this time we don’t provide any sort of transportation to and from our guided fishing trips, which means it is your responsibility to meet us at the boat launch. Most people fly into Anchorage, rent a car and travel down to Soldotna/Kenai to spend a few days there.

Where do we meet?

There will be a location sent in your confirmation email as well as your reminder email about where to meet depending on the type of fishing you are doing. We have listed them out below as well;

  • Kenai River Salmon Fishing – Eagle Rock Boat Launch; Kenai, Alaska
  • Kenai River Trout Fishing – Bing’s Landing; Sterling, Alaska
  • Kasilof River Salmon Fishing – Kasilof River Bridge Boat Launch; Kasilof, Alaska

What do we need to bring with us on the trip?

What do we need to bring with us on the trip? You will receive a confirmation email after you book and a reminder email 2 days before your trip that has a list of what you need to bring on the fishing charter. We have listed the main ones below as well;

  • Fishing License (with King Stamp if King Salmon Fishing)
  • Warm Clothes
  • Snacks
  • Camera to take lots of pictures

Where do I get my Fishing License and King Stamp?

You can purchase them online by clicking “Hereor most convenience / Tackle stores in Alaska have them on hand.

What do I do with the fish I have caught?

At the end of your trip your guide will fillet your fish for you. If you wish to have your fish vacuum sealed, flash frozen, and/or shipped home then “Custom Seafood Processors” is where we recommend taking your fillets. You can reach them at 907-262-9691. They are located at 35722 Kenai Spur Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669, which is about a 5 minute drive from the Eagle Rock Boat Launch.

Are there restrooms?

Yes, we try to take a restroom break every 2-3 hours. If you have to use the restroom just ask your guide and they will take care of you.

What’s the best time to go fishing?

Overall none of the Salmon are feeding once they hit the freshwater, so there isn’t a specific time of the day that is best. We are just waiting for the fish to push past wherever we are fishing. However sometimes first thing in the morning we find King Salmon that have been holding in a hole over night. We have also found that Silver Salmon seem to be a little more sensitive to light so first thing in the morning as the sun rises seems to be a good time.