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Marlows On The Kenai

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P.O. Box 2465
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Phone: 907 262-5218
Fax: 907 262-5184
Toll Free: 800 725-3327

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Our goal is to take each fisherman to where the fishing is best and to accommodate each guest's personal needs and interests.

We cover 50 miles of the Kenai River, the Kasilof River, Cook Inlet, Resurrection Bay, and the many rivers and lakes in between.

Silver Salmon

Three words: acrobatic tackle busters.

These fighters are notorious for burning up drags and snapping rods. Silvers average 10-14 lbs., with lunkers nearing 20 lbs.

Season begins in early August and ends September 30.

Methods include casting spinners, back bouncing, and back trolling.

Ask about the Seward Silver Salmon Derby- this salt water fishery is in mid-August, has a six fish limit, non-stop action, and takes place in beautiful Resurrection Bay.

Pink Salmon

Returning in even numbered years in late July through August, Pinks are the single most aggressive salmon that returns to the Kenai. Their sheer numbers and willingness to strike anything shiny makes them a favorite with kids, novice fishermen, and anyone who fishes for the thrill of the catch. Best when taken fresh from the salt water, Pinks have a delicate white flesh that looses its texture rapidly once they enter fresh water. Caught by casting spinners and spoons.

Rainbow Trout

A trip to the Kenai River is not complete without a trout fishing trip. While some sections of the river are fly-fishing only-Rainbow Trout trophy areas, Rainbows are plentiful throughout the river. Last season saw plenty of Rainbows caught and released off our private riverbank between 7 and 14 lbs., and as many smaller Rainbows and Dolly Varden as you had the patience to catch. We provide our guests with trout gear for fishing in front of their cabins.


Pacific Halibut: Both sides of the Kenai Peninsula are home to some of the finest halibut fishing known to man. Limits of halibut weighing between 20 and 50 lbs. are the norm, with halibut between 100 and 300 lbs. coming in daily. Charters leave from Ninilchik, Homer, and Seward, with every port having its unique advantages: boat size, trip length, travel time, and scenery. We will take you on a halibut trip that matches your specific needs and interests. Combination trips fishing for King salmon and Halibut are our most popular saltwater trip. Halibut fishing runs from May through September with King-halibut combos having the greatest catch rates in June.

Fly-out fishing

The quintessential Alaskan Fishing experience. Float planes give access to Alaska's most remote areas. Compete for the prime fishing holes with brown bears. Run timing varies from that of our local rivers. All fly-outs are weather dependent. We book your fly-outs early in your vacation so you can reschedule when possible.

Lake Fishing

The Kenai Peninsula has many lakes... I lost count at 300,000. Almost all have native species of Rainbow Trout, or Dolly Varden, or Lake Trout, or Grayling, or Northern Pike, , or Arctic Char, etc... Your computer would not have enough memory to download the wealth of local knowledge learned in a lifetime of fishing Alaska, so give us a call and let us lead you to the perfect wilderness fishing experience.

Pelagic birding trips

On our Pelagic birding trips out of Seward you can expect to see thousands of seabirds including horned and tufted puffins, thick billed and common murres, shearwaters, black oystercatchers, auklets, murrelets, kittiwakes, red faced cormorants, bald eagles and many more species. Whales, sea otters, sea lions, and porpoises are usually seen on these trips as well. If there are specific birds you are looking for let us know so we can plan accordingly.

We offer other birding trips throughout the Kenai Peninsula by vehicle, hikes, canoe, kayaks, powerboats and drift boats. Small group birding trips to Nome can be added to the Kenai Peninsula outings and customized to fit what the group is looking for in an Alaskan adventure.

We have ocean view accommodations in Seward and river front cabins on the Kenai River near Soldotna. Check our website for a complete birding list.

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Type: Lodge/Resort
Rates: Contact Lodge
Credit Cards: Visa, MC
Nearest Fishing: Kenai River
Amenities: Fishing, Modem Friendly, Golf, Rafting, Hiking, Cable TV, Horseshoes, Camping, Hunting, Canoeing
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Directions: Contact Lodge
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Ken Marlow | Posted: February 1, 2006

"We would be honored if you would use us as a reference. Our trip last summer was so successful,and we used about 70 pounds of the salmon for our son's wedding, it was a big hit. We hope to make it up again this next summer." "A fantastic trip for birding, wildlife viewing and photography"

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Jim and Jesse Kelly

"Thanks again for the warm hospitality and family atmosphere provided by Judy, Neil and yourself. It was a trip Jesse and I will remember forever." [email protected]

Troy Dandurand

"Hey Guys, great picture. My dad,Tom Dandurand, and Jack Sexton, and Joe Lazor would be more than happy to be a reference. Thanks guys, hope all is well, take care, see you soon." Troy Dandurand (763) 473-0781

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