• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

Fishing

Fisherman

© Jim Pfeiffenberger

The area surrounding Kenai Fjords National Park has outstanding opportunities for both fresh and salt water fishing. Within the park's backcountry you can fish for salmon and Dolly Varden per state regulations. The fjords and Resurrection Bay are hotspots for salmon, halibut, rockfish, and lingcod. You can fish right from shore in Seward and opportunities abound for freshwater fishing in the lakes and streams in nearby Chugach National Forest.

State fishing licenses are required. Fishing charters are available year-round. For more information on licenses or fishing regulations visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.

Did You Know?

Orca whales

There are 3 distinct types of Orca whale that roam the waters around Kenai Fjords National Park: residents that eat fish, transients that eat marine mammals, and less frequently viewed offshore orcas that stay in open water eating fish - including sharks.