Trip Lead: Darrin Moore

Participants: 8 (6 Participants & 2 Volunteers)

Dates: June 13 – 21, 2019

Location: Kenai Peninsula, Cooper Landing, Seward Alaska. Elevation: 410 Feet. Coordinates: 60.4900° N, 149.8342° W

Lodging: We are actively working on details for lodging. Please check page regularly as we work through this process.

The Fishery: This area supports the largest and perhaps most diverse freshwater sport fishing opportunities in the State of Alaska. Kenai River fisheries for king, sockeye and coho salmon are the largest freshwater sport fisheries for these species in Alaska. Resident species such as rainbow trout, Dolly Varden/Arctic char, Arctic grayling, lake trout and steelhead trout also provide popular fishing opportunity in lakes and flowing waters.

Seward, Alaska is home to Seward Military Resort. Seward Resort is steeped in military history which was actually the original site of Fort Raymond during World War II (established in 1940). In 1944, Fort Raymond was deactivated and converted into a military recreation area. The original Quonset huts remained as part of the Seward Army Recreation Camp and were rented by guests until the construction of the new resort in 1996. Seward Resort provides chartered fishing trips for bottomfish such as halibut, rockfish, salmon and lingcod, has 2 modern fish houses and many other amenities. The Resurrection Bay area (Seward) is home to one of the largest marine coho salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. Snagging for salmon within Resurrection Bay is also a great way to catch salmon before they head into the freshwater streams.

Flies: Some killer sockeye flies are Sockeye Lantern Green, Sockeye Lightning Green or Red, Montana Brassie, and Mini Krystal Shrimp. Trout will be on the hunt for eggs and flesh. Beads in 6mm are ideal sockeye imitations. On the heavily fished Upper Kenai hand painted beads are the ticket. Smaller flesh patterns such as Twofers, Micro Flesh, Battle Creek Specials and Dolly Llamas in #6 are good bets.

Special Considerations: Wading can be very challenging and difficult. Neoprene waders are recommended given the extremely cold temperature of the glacier fed rivers. Suitable gear for river float trips and ocean fishing are also recommended, as well as warm rain gear.

Cost: Each participant will be required to pay a $350 (non-refundable) trip fee.

Registration: Registration for this trip will be handled differently than other trips. Each person wishing to attend must obtain and complete an application. Applications can be picked up from one of the Location Leads, listed below. All completed applications must be completed and returned no later than Friday, March 8, 2019.

In Cheyenne: Kevin Yarbrough, (307)221-3457 or

In Greeley: Steve McCoy, (970)590-0736 or

In Loveland/Fort Collins: David Morse, (217)418-9386 or

***This trip is sponsored by Platte Rivers Veterans Fly Fishing***