|A very popular site for fishing is the Ninilchik River, especially during the summer. It is about 21 miles long, and is found on the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai river empties into the Cook Inlet, where the village of Ninilchik is located. World Class fishermen congregate here, in order to catch their renowned halibut and salmon, and the king salmon, in particular.
Ninilchik Salmon Fishing
Memorial Day is one of the most popular dates for fishing in this place, as this day and the two succeeding weekends are the only ones when king salmon fishing is allowed. Also, the portion of the river where people may fish is the two miles that extends from the part of the river on the Pacific towards its source inwards. However, there are times when regulations are not very strict. This is when the number of fish on a run is large enough to warrant it. Aside from king salmon, it is also a place for catching the silver salmon, during its run in August.
Fishermen, especially those who are veterans of this area, pick the mouth of the river and fish either before, or after high tide. It is during this time that the fish are most aggressive. The chances of a good catch are very high. It is a particularly good place for the recreational fisherman, as well as the serious sports fisherman.
Ninilchik Razor Clam Digging
Those who go there for recreational fishing can also enjoy other activities, like digging for razor clams. These are found along the beaches that extend from Ninilchik to Clam Gulch. The clams that are dug should be kept and not returned, regardless of how big or small they are, or the condition they are in when found. Care should be exercised, when digging for these razor clams, as there is a possibility of being stranded during high tide.
As one of the oldest fishing charters in Ninilchik, Ninilchik Charters, has remained strong in this competitive Alaskan industry because of their professionalism and experience.