King of the River – Drift Boat

Head into the Kasilof River with “King of the River” and see what Salmon fishing in Alaska is all about! One of the things that makes fishing the Kasilof so special is the fact that it’s a drift only river with restricted access to motorized boats.

Capt. Dean Schlehofer has been fishing here for over 3 decades and knows how to get you on your targets. He’s got 2 18’ Willie drift boats, both of which can accommodate up to 4 anglers each. Drift boat fishing is super hands-on and Capt. Dean controls the direction and speed of the boat so you can focus on fishing.

Whichever Salmon you’re after, chances are it passes through the Kasilof River. You’ll hook everything from Chinook (King) to Silver (Coho) and Red (Sockeye) Salmon, in extra-large sizes. Use a combination of live and artificial bait and make good use of Capt. Dean’s top-notch G Loomis and Tekota rods, reels, and tackle.

Fly fishing is also an option if you’re going after Red Salmon, just let Capt. Dean know ahead of time so he can bring along the gear. He also has a deckhand on board with him on all trips to help out and make sure you have a great time. Tips are appreciated and 10% to 20% is customary.

At the end of the trip, they’ll clean and fillet your fish so it’s ready to cook. If you have a fair amount of travel ahead of you, Capt. Dean can arrange special perishable packaging through FedEx for an additional $25. This way, your catch is either mailed to you or packaged safely for transport.

Don’t forget to pick up a valid Alaska fishing license before setting out. You’ll also want to bring any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy while you’re on board. Enjoy a spectacular day on Alaska’s Kasilof River with King of the River!

Please note there is a sales tax, about 6%, that is not included in the trip prices.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje compartido
    Half Day Trip
    Cancelación GRATIS 30 días de aviso
    5 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 5:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 16 - Sep 30
    $370
    Locals know that the Kasilof River is the best spot to go after King, Red, and Silver Salmon. You’ll head out with other likeminded anglers on this 5-hour shared trip! Drift in the pristine waters as you attempt to hook your targets with gear provided by Capt. Dean. Just remember to buy a fishing license beforehand and bring any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy. Departure time varies between 4 AM and 3 PM and is dependent on the incoming tide.
  • Viaje compartido
    Full Day Trip
    Cancelación GRATIS 30 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 5:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 16 - Sep 30
    $550
    Prepare yourself for the heart-pounding thrill of going one on one with Alaska Salmon! You'll spend 8-hours drifting in the pristine waters of the Kasilof River on this shared trip. Local residents know that this is one of the best spots to go after King, Silver, and Red Salmon. Capt. Dean provides all your gear and cleans your catch at the end of the day. Bring along snacks, drinks, and a valid Alaska fishing license. Departure time can vary based on the incoming tide.
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Sobre el Captain

Dean Schlehofer
Kasilof, Alaska, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
Reportes de Pesca
Identificación y licencia verificadas
119 Opiniones de los clientes
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Miembro desde Febrero 2020
I have been fishing the Kenai River since 1986. Growing up in Connecticut, I often saw magazines writing about giant King Salmon in the Kenai. It was my dream to one day go to Alaska and catch one of those Kings. In 1981 my family and I miraculously moved to Alaska. I always seemed to fish north of Anchorage but in 1986 I went south to the Kenai with my friend Charles on his 16' aluminum boat. My first King weighed in at 37 lbs. A few weeks later I bought my first boat. On July 28, 1986, I landed an 80 lbs King Salmon. My dream of landing a trophy King had come true. I was the one who was hooked.

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Especies de Interés

Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon
Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

Especificaciones del barco

Willie (Aluminum fishing) construido en 2020. Impulsado por 8HP Yamaha motor, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 15 nudos.

Longitud
18 ft
Capacidad
8 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca en Río
Pesca de Orilla
Red Salmon

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Equipo Pesado
Jigging
Pesca con Mosca
Red Salmon only
Drift Fishing

Servicios

GPS
Localizador de peces
Radar

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
G Loomis rods, Tekota 300LC for Silver Salmon
Carnada Viva
Señuelos
Limpieza y Fileteado
Marinero
Deckhand, 10-20% is customary
Equipo para Pesca con Mosca
Red Salmon only, request in advance

Política de Cancelación

Cancelación gratis hasta 30 días antes del viaje

Los clientes pueden cancelar o modificar su reserva hasta 30 días antes de la fecha del viaje sin cargo. Si el viaje se cancela o modifica después, o en caso de no presentarse, se cobrará el 100% del depósito.

Políticas

Traslado no incluído
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Se permiten niños
No minimum age, life jackets provided
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación

Pago

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 10% para garantizar la reserva.

El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express

Not included in the trip

Baño
Aire Acondicionado
Silla de combate
Cama
Flybridge
Equipo de snorkel
Vivero para la carnada
Cocina
Refrigerador
Equipo Multimedia

Kasilof Calendario de Pesca

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Opiniones de los clientes

Calificación general
Excellent
4.6 / 5
de 5 estrellas de 15 reseñas
Barco
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experiencia
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Fotos de clientes (4)
Full day with Dean and Wade
Full day with Dean and Wade
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Calificación del pescador
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Opinión de los pescadores
Buena experiencia
75%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
80%
Apto para niños
83%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
67%
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Jurrien D. K.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with captain Aaron

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  Half Day Trip on Julio 11, 2022
The three of us enjoyed a perfect half day of sockeye salmon fishing with Aaron. The weather was great, just as the hints from...
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Heather C.
Hinckley, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Jason

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  Half Day Trip on Agosto 1, 2022
Our family had a great time and learned a lot fishing with Jason. We were all first-timers and he was very patient with us...
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Virgil S.
Harlem Springs, OH
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experiencia:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capt Aaron

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip on Junio 2, 2022
Over all the trip down the river was good. We saw moose, eagles even a beaver. We did not know what to expect, just what we...
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Connor B.
Markesan, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
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Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day with Dean and Wade

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip on Junio 6, 2022
Dean and Wade are top notch, great guys and incredibly knowledgeable about the river and the fish. Lots of boats on the river...
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Brooklyn, IA
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Float fishing

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip on Junio 23, 2022
Had a great time. The fishing was pretty slow, but the guides and scenery were wonderful.
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FAQs about King of the River – Drift Boat

King of the River – Drift Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $185 per person - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $275 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with King of the River – Drift Boat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Localizador de peces
  • Radar

Trips booked with King of the River – Drift Boat include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo (G Loomis rods, Tekota 300LC for Silver Salmon)
  • Carnada Viva
  • Señuelos
  • Limpieza y Fileteado
  • Marinero (Deckhand, 10-20% is customary )
  • Equipo para Pesca con Mosca (Red Salmon only, request in advance )

King of the River – Drift Boat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca en Río
  • Pesca de Orilla (Red Salmon )

King of the River – Drift Boat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Equipo Pesado
  • Jigging
  • Pesca con Mosca (Red Salmon only )
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with King of the River – Drift Boat include:
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)