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What we provide: 

We provide all rods, tackle, bait, and equipment needed for the charter. We use top quality gear: G-Loomis rods and Shimano reels.   All boats are equipped with all required safety equipment: life jackets, flares, first aid kits, etc. Fish cleaning is provided for all our clients at the end of each trip.  There is also vacuum packing, smoking, canning, freezing, and shipping available locally. 

What to bring:

 - Fishing license available online at: or purchase at local sporting good store and gas stations

- King stamp (if fishing kings); Also available online

- Sunscreen, sunglasses, warm coat, rain gear

- Snacks/lunch, camera


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Fishing Kenai, Kasilof, and Cook Inlet

***Now offering guided halibut fishing***

Thank you for your interest in fishing with Hooked For Life Guide Service.  We appreciate your visit to our website and would enjoy guiding you on your visit to Alaska.  We hope you will give us the opportunity.

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All our trips are fully guided, meaning we provide all the rods, tackle, bait, and gear required for the trip.  We offer both 1/2 day and full day charters to fit your schedule.  Our half day trips last 5 1/2 to 6 hours on the water and our full day trips run 8 to 10 hours.  We can also customize trips to fit your needs. 

On your charter you'll have the chance to sit back and relax in a comfortable boat, while fishing for what might be the next big record.  We have power, drift, and saltwater boats available giving us the flexibility to fish either river or the saltwater depending on your needs.

We are located near the town of Soldotna, Alaska in the center of the Kenai Peninsula.  Soldotna is located about 150 miles south of Anchorage on the Sterling Highway, a scenic 3 hour drive or a short 20 minute flight. 

With the exception of saltwater King Salmon fishing, our fishing season runs from May through September.  We specialize in salmon fishing, but can arrange halibut charters, fly outs, and lodging as well. 


Fish Species Season Average Weight State Record
King Salmon (Chinook) May 1- July 31 20 - 50 lbs 97.4 lbs
Red Salmon (Sockeye) June 1 - Aug 10 6 - 12 lbs 16 lbs
Silver Salmon (Coho) Aug 1 - Sept 30 6 - 14 lbs 26.7 lbs
Pink Salmon (Humpy) Aug 1 - Sept 30 4 - 8 lbs 12.9 lbs
Rainbow/Steelhead Trout June 12 - Sept 30   42.3 lbs
Halibut Feb 1 - Dec 31 20 - 60 lbs 459 lbs
Winter Kings year around 10 - 30 lbs

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Salmon fishing is for everyone, bring the whole family!  We receive anglers of all experience and age levels each season.  Whether you're a professional fisherman or have never fished before, we can accommodate your needs.  Even if you don't like fishing, most people enjoy the scenery and wildlife often seen on these trips. 

Other local attractions include:  halibut fishing, clam digging, hiking, sight seeing, bear viewing, fly outs, glacier tours, birding, and rafting trips.