Fishing Destination: The Kenai River

April 12, 2012 | Categories: Fun Stuff

The Kenai River, called Kakny in the Dena’ina language, is a river in the Kenai Peninsula of south central Alaska.The biggest king salmon — up to 98 pounds — come from the swift Kenai River. Big fish are so common in the second run of kings that there’s a special, higher standard for what makes a trophy. Silvers and reds add to a mad, summer-long fishing frenzy.