Directions to the Kasilof River boat launch:
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State Parks has a parking fee station set up at the entrance to the parking lot. Make sure you don’t forget to get your parking sticker.
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From Soldotna as you pass over the Kasilof river bridge, take the next left and then an immediate left into the Kasilof river boat launch and state recreational area.
The Kasilof River is located just 12 miles south of Soldotna. This glacier river is fed by Tustumena Lake and empties into Cook Inlet in just 18 short miles with great runs and shallow water in the early season and pristine water makes the Kasilof River one of my favorite rivers to fish.
The timing of runs is are similar as the Kenai River, with first run entering the river in early may. It peaks by the middle of June and the second run starts in July and peaks about the middle of the month. Kings continue to come in in good numbers until the closure. King season closes the night of July 31st. Bait opens and is allowed on the Kasilof River on May 16th for king salmon. Opportunities are limited for the fly angler on this system but there are some. In June I prefer to float the upper stretch of the river with fly rod anglers and the lower stretch of the river with conventional bait and tackle. This river also provides us with legal open water to fish on Mondays for king salmon since the Kenai River is closed to guide. We spend many of our limited king salmon fishing days on the Kasilof river chasing king salmon. The Kasilof is truly a drift boat river. If this is your passion or if it sounds like a needed change of pace, The Kasilof River is for you.
Hope this helps out and we are looking for ward to fishing with you this year!
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